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Man Who Looks Nothing Like Troy Polamalu Infiltrates Steelers Practice In Polamalu Costume

Man Who Looks Nothing Like Troy Polamalu Infiltrates Steelers Practice In Polamalu Costume

An extremely bold and daring Steelers fan showed up to the team’s Saturday open practice in a Troy Polamalu jersey and helmet, and managed to get onto the field before several Steelers players noticed
Savvy Sports And Media Knower: Why Is It So Hard For Me To Operate A Remote Control?

Savvy Sports And Media Knower: Why Is It So Hard For Me To Operate A Remote Control?

Bill Simmons, a man who runs a website renowned for its sports knowing and, more and more, its television and movie knowing, is having a hard time finding sports programming on obscure channels like,
Everson Griffen And His Wife Feeling Happy And Blessed! At The 9/11 Memorial. [Update]

Everson Griffen And His Wife Feeling Happy And Blessed! At The 9/11 Memorial. [Update]

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen and his wife were in New York City recently, and it looks like they spent some time seeing the sights: Read more...
Carloz Gomez Has More Fun Than Anyone

Carloz Gomez Has More Fun Than Anyone

Carlos Gomez is having a rotten season, overall. He’s batting just .220, and his OPS sits at the always alarming .666 mark. The batting average is the worst of his career; the OPS is his lowest mark
Here Is A Legally Blind 96-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Who Would Kick Your Ass At Bowling

Here Is A Legally Blind 96-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Who Would Kick Your Ass At Bowling

Kathryn Robinson will turn 97 years old next week. Also, according to this delightful Palm Beach Post report, she “lost all sight in one eye and most in the other,” making her legally blind. But that
And Now, James Franklin's Dark Purple Butt

And Now, James Franklin's Dark Purple Butt

Penn State head coach James Franklin spoke at Penn State Media Day about, among other things, the experience of taking all his players paintballing for a recent team outing. This may not have been a
Fancy Dog Tom Brady Is Having A Great Doggy Birthday

Fancy Dog Tom Brady Is Having A Great Doggy Birthday

It’s Tom Brady’s birthday! There are likely people in his life who are struggling to think of a what sort of birthday present is suitable for a fancy dog entering his 19th NFL season, but those
Massachusetts Accidentally Bans, Hastily Unbans Horse Racing In One Week

Massachusetts Accidentally Bans, Hastily Unbans Horse Racing In One Week

Horse racing was made illegal in Massachusetts this week, when the state law making it permissible was unintentionally allowed to expire at the end of a chaotic formal session, on July 31. The effect
Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman Got Traded And Only Needed A Cart Ride To His New Team

Rangers Pitcher Jake Diekman Got Traded And Only Needed A Cart Ride To His New Team

Relief pitcher Jake Diekman got traded from the Rangers to the Diamondbacks at the deadline, and the timing could not have been better. Thanks to the miracle of interleague play, the D-backs were
Rookie Patriots Lineman Catches Punt, Wins Nights Off

Rookie Patriots Lineman Catches Punt, Wins Nights Off

If you ever had any illusions about how easy it would be for you to catch a punt, please watch Patriots rookie lineman Isaiah Wynn, a large man but an athlete nonetheless, struggle to bring one in at
Ignore The Haters, Wearing A Bucket On Your Head At A Baseball Game Can Save Your Life

Ignore The Haters, Wearing A Bucket On Your Head At A Baseball Game Can Save Your Life

Picture yourself at a mid-summer baseball game. You’ve had a few cold ones. You’ve polished off the bucket of 24 slimy buffalo wings that you spent $84 on. You’re honestly starting to get a little
The Cheesemonger Invitational Is Where Cheese Becomes A Sport

The Cheesemonger Invitational Is Where Cheese Becomes A Sport

The public-facing component of The Cheesemonger Invitational is a dairy bacchanalia where ticket-buying attendees can consume their weight in unlimited cheese. But behind the scenes at the bright,
Gleyber Torres's Video Isn't The Best Way To Watch Aaron Judge's All-Star Game HR, But It Is The Funniest

Gleyber Torres's Video Isn't The Best Way To Watch Aaron Judge's All-Star Game HR, But It Is The Funniest

Gleyber Torres thought he was taking horizontal video of his teammate Aaron Judge’s dinger in last night’s All-Star Game. He was not. Good effort, though.Read more...
Let Us Congratulate Vladimir Putin For Victoriously Claiming The One Available Umbrella During World Cup Medal Ceremonies

Let Us Congratulate Vladimir Putin For Victoriously Claiming The One Available Umbrella During World Cup Medal Ceremonies

I can’t quite describe why I find this image so funny, but here it is: Vladimir Putin, grinning in the handshake line at the World Cup medal ceremony, with like the one umbrella anywhere in sight
Wednesday Night Blowouts Produce A Bonanza Of Position Players Taking The Mound

Wednesday Night Blowouts Produce A Bonanza Of Position Players Taking The Mound

These are truly the dog days of summer. Baseball has slipped into that surreal midseason phase where absolutely nothing seems to matter at any given moment, and the reason to watch is to doze off to
Papa John Made Some People Mad After Allegedly Using The N-Word On A Conference Call

Papa John Made Some People Mad After Allegedly Using The N-Word On A Conference Call

According to a report from Forbes, the owner of the Papa John’s pizza empire, John Schnatter, rankled a group of marketing executives when he used the n-word during a May conference call. Read more...
Man, That's Not How It Works

Man, That's Not How It Works

One of the coolest and rarest things you can experience as a baseball fan is having a foul ball or home run land right in your beer. The reason it’s so cool is because it presents the opportunity to
Heroic Gymnasts Continue Routine In Absolute Darkness During Sudden Power Outage

Heroic Gymnasts Continue Routine In Absolute Darkness During Sudden Power Outage

You often hear athletes talk about how they practice so much, they could perform under any conditions—in the cold, in the heat, in the rain, in their sleep.Read more...
Excellent Baseball Man Decorates Hat With Live Bird

Excellent Baseball Man Decorates Hat With Live Bird

Yesterday Jesus Cruz of the Peoria Chiefs was strolling to the dugout after a successful start when he was met—attacked?—by a small bird. Unflustered, Cruz made the most of the moment, by capturing
Noggin Bonked By Errant First Pitch

Noggin Bonked By Errant First Pitch

An unfortunate fellow was bonked in the head by an errant first pitch before Sunday’s Braves-Cardinals game. This is especially delightful because first of all he works for the dreaded St. Louis