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Amar’e Stoudemire Destroys Anthony Tolliver

Lawdamercy.

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“If You Can’t Guard a Ball Screen…”

…you apparently can’t beat Florida. I’m not trying to give Nike any pub by posting this, but it amuses me Florida’s “Team Toughness Report” ends up being about the single thing an opposing team must do to beat the Gators.

There may be an article about this season in Gators hoops later this week. Mostly, I’m just glad Dan Werner has seen the last of the O’Connell Center, and vice versa, and happy to see a shooting guard who can actually shoot a little bit.

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SI Inventing Days Now

I clicked on a link from Sports Illustrated‘s Andy Staples on Twitter moments ago, and it took me to this story. But the arresting part was the photo’s caption.

The second Firyda in Smarch, always bad.

The second Firyda in Smarch, always bad.

I realize it’s just a typo, but that’s a heinous typo; four of six letters are out of place. Rest in peace, copy editing.

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The Live Blog, Squared: The 2009 Open Championship, Final Round

From Getty Images.

Tom Watson, elated. (From Getty Images.)

There is but one big reason much of America will wake up early this morning and watch the Open Championship.

I’m here for that reason and to chronicle the rest.

As always, I’m following and covering not only the action on the course but Jason Sobel’s excellent live blog.

Join me after the jump. Continue reading

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Anyone Want the Tebow Turtle?

You will never see a reptile exist this, uh...

You will never see a reptile exist this, uh...

Given the suffocating hysteria over that messianic guy who wears 15 for the Florida Gators, you would be forgiven for forgetting the one absurd bit of it that was the Tebow Turtle.

No worries: Now you can buy it! Continue reading

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Impossible Made Possible

Sometimes you soar. (Courtesy WaPo.)

Sometimes you soar. (Courtesy WaPo.)

Curmudgeons will tell you that what happened today in South Africa is a mere footnote to history.

But let me tell you a story.

In 1950, England was the lion of international soccer. From Wikipedia:

At the time, the English considered themselves the “Kings of Football”, with a post-war record of 23 wins, 4 losses, and 3 draws. Conversely, the Americans had lost their last seven international matches (including the 1934 World Cup and 1948 Summer Olympics) by the combined score of 45–2. The odds were 3–1 the English would win the Cup, and 500–1 for the U.S.

For the U.S. team that went to Brazil for the 1950 World Cup, the first Cup since 1938, those were the towering circumstances that presaged failure. And those were the circumstances that reality scoffed at during what transpired in the group stage of that tournament. Continue reading

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The Live Blog, Squared: Part Two

I’m doing this again. (Yes, again.) Continue reading

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