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The Live Blog, Squared: Part Two

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

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ESPN, Scott Van Pelt, and the Advertising/Editorial Barrier

First, you must watch this video, for it is hilarious. (HT to NESW Sports for having it early this morning.)

It’s a wonderful bit of personality and a great ad for EA Sports’ upcoming Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10. It’s where it is located that brings up something a little more troubling. Continue reading

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The Live Blog, Squared

I’ve done this before. Sort of.

For Masters Sunday, I’m doing it again. Continue reading

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Entrails: April 10th, 2009

This is heartbreaking.

This is heartbreaking.

Fantastic top four reads in this Entrails, in spite of how the material came to be.

Rest in peace, Nick Adenhart, Henry Pearson, and Courtney Stewart. My heart and best wishes go out to your families and friends.

A beautiful tribute to a friend. (Sharapova’s Thigh)

Sobering thoughts on the tragedy. (Dave Lozo)

Vin Scully’s simple remembrance. (Will Leitch)

The story surrounding Adenhart’s start. (LA Times)

And my two cents: The three people in the Mitsubishi were innocents felled by fate, outrageous fortune colliding with stupidity and calamity. It’s a natural tendency to want the person who drove drunk, ran a red light, and ended three lives to be brought the most justice possible.

But punishing one person does not solve the problem, just as putting murderers to death has not curbed killing. There is a fundamental difficulty in America with alcohol being a social lubricant and a idiocy accelerant.

Perhaps, while venting our spleen at someone whose colossal mistake took promise from us, we should make promises to prevent that from happening to those we love in whatever way possible. Remembrance through action is a powerful thing. Continue reading

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Live Blog: The Inevitable Happens

Well, that happened. So this must.

Left-click to open; it’s the ESPN Podcenter link. Live blog is a pop-up.

I basically ended up transcribing it. I’ve extracted some excerpts here.

Read on for Simmons and Reilly on Kobe, Simmons and Reilly on golf (Reilly’s not going to the Masters), Simmons and Reilly on blogs (Reilly says, “holding down couch springs in his mother’s basement”; Simmons refers to 9/11), Simmons and Reilly on beat writers, Simmons and Reilly on ESPN, and much, much more. Continue reading

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Entrails: March 30th, 2009

He's back. (AP)

He's back. (AP)

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

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Devil Ball Golf asks, “Can there be any doubters now?” Sure: Can Tiger go down the stretch on Sunday when his competition isn’t Sean O’Hair and isn’t coughing up a five-stroke advantage? Also, Stevie’s got calves. (Devil Ball Golf)

Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow, conversing on Sunday. Tebow is never not enthusiastic. (Alligator Army)

Is pickup roundball dead? I hope not. (Moderately Cerebral Bias)

Donte Stallworth continues a sad trend for Tennessee Vols after college. (Midwest Sports Fans)

Mike Leach is inventive, even in academics. Sort of. (Dr. Saturday)

Check out The Red Carders. If ever you needed to know about Irish soccer merch, here’s the place. (The Red Carders)

The No-Look Pass talks to former NBAer Tracy Murray.

How to share great blog posts. (Mashable)

Interesting, inspiring: Jim Webb and prison reform. (Salon) Continue reading

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Entrails: March 25th, 2009

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

Well, this is symbolic. (Andrew Stanfill/The Alligator)

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

Send me stuff.

Florida’s men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended last night, but you knew that, right? Maybe more importantly, UF’s baseball team fell to UNF in Jacksonville. If there’s a sport where UF clearly lags, it’s baseball. (UNF)

A certain magazine really likes Tiger Woods. (Esquire)

The boys from the Alligator give good podcast. (The Alligator)

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