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O’Hair Would’ve Been A Great Name For A Dog

An interesting side note to The Players Championship (or as we call it, “Tha Playas”) golf tournament this weekend. It turns out that GOLF CHANNEL’s Inga Hammond had a personal interest in the tournament’s outcome: The winner of THE PLAYERS Championship will receive over $1.4 million, a five-year PGA TOUR exemption and the honor of being the namesake of GOLF CHANNEL’s Inga Hammond’s newest dog. Hammond said last week on The Approach by Callaway Golf – the GOLF CHANNEL’s point-counterpoint show she hosts with PGA TOUR professional Andrew Magee and journalist Alex Miceli – that she would name her dog […]

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The 4th OT: Show Mom You Care. Give Her Pugil Sticks.

ESPN Classic knows every mother’s wish this Mothers’ Day is to enjoy a champagne brunch while watching seven hours of American Gladiators. (That’s how we roll at my mom’s house.) From ESPN: ESPN Classic will feature the final seven episodes from Season 1 of the American Gladiators, culminating in the first ever champions. The seven-hour marathon will begin Sunday at 1 p.m. and will be hosted by former Gladiator Dan Clark, aka “Nitro.” The in-your-face Nitro was a Gladiator on the show from 1989 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1995, and was also a co-host of the show from […]

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“Crown Their Ass!” And Other Classics On NFL Network

NFL Network today announced it will be airing a series of classic regular season and postseason games from nearly 70 years worth of televised football. May’s NFL Classics don’t reach back very far, but they’re definitely worth checking out, simply because this is the first time these games have been shown in their entirety on TV since they were played. The series begins this week and airs Thursday nights at 8pm ET. This month’s schedule: May 10 — Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals (ESPN, 2006). This game is a classic for so many reasons: The Bears’ huge comeback, the Paris […]

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Hey Look! It’s Enrico Pallazzo!

Having the Queen of England attend any U.S. sports event should automatically invoke thousands of references to The Naked Gun. If it doesn’t, then I feel sorry for you. British royalty aside, the Kentucky Derby was attended by an assemblage of oddly dressed celebrities who couldn’t get a hookup for De La Hoya vs. Mayweather. Peyton Manning signs an autograph for the one fan who carries his Indianapolis Colts mini helmet everywhere he goes, “just in case.” Jeez, even the TV reporters don’t get spared from heinous couture. Jenny McCarthy takes time out from boring you with her books on […]

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Magazine Archive

Oscar De La Hoya And Floyd Mayweather Jr. Get Us Pumped Up For Fight Night

De La Hoya vs. Mayweather: The World Awaits is mere days away. Before these two rivals fight May 5 on Pay-Per-View, they talked with members of the media on a conference call. Check out what these fighters had to say as they fired off salvos in a war of words before their war in the ring. Mayweather Lets Everyone Have It Floyd On Oscar’s Style “He’s extremely stiff. I’m a fighter with special effects. I can do whatever it takes to win, inside and out. … You already know what he’s going to do. He does it time in and […]

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The 4th OT: Now Is Not The Best Time To Ask Mark Cuban For Money

Awesome series win for the Golden State Warriors over the Dallas Mavericks last night. The NBA playoffs aren’t disappointing (uh, unless you’re a Heat fan or Dirk Nowitzki). It’s going to be a huge sports weekend, so let’s hit it: Tonight NHL Playoffs: N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo Sabres, Game 5 (Versus). Rangers have tied the series after being down 2-0. NBA Playoffs: Toronto at New Jersey, Game 6 (ESPN/ESPN HD). Series heads back to New Jersey with Raptors facing extinction. Saturday NHL Playoffs: San Jose at Detroit, Game 5. Wings and Sharks are tied at 2 apiece. The Anaheim Ducks […]

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Reality TV

“Pirate Master” Just Got A Whole Lot Better

I had dismissed the new Pirate Master reality series coming to CBS May 31. Unless the show’s “pirates” were accosted by actual pirates, I probably wasn’t going to pay attention. Now my whole worldview and everything has changed. As reported on Deadspin and The Fanhouse and confirmed by CBS, one of the contestants on Pirate Master is none other than former Kansas City Chiefs running back “The Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye. About the only thing that could surpass this would be if Donald Igwebuike somehow showed up on Flavor of Love.

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Does The Church Of Barbaro Have An Organist?

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday on NBC, and the field includes horses like Curlin (7-2 odds), Street Sense (4-1), Nobiz Like Shobiz (8-1), Circular Quay (8-1) and my favorite Imawildandcrazyguy (50-1). But this thing is still going to be all about Barbaro. The horse that wins on Saturday is going to have sing “My Old Kentucky Home” or cure cancer to get out of Barbaro’s shadow. ESPN’s E-Ticket has an interesting article on BarbaroMania for both good and ill. For as much freaky equine worship as the Fans of Barbaro (FOBs) are doing, they’re also raising a lot of money […]

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For Only $54.95, You Can Help Save Boxing From Extinction

This Saturday’s Pay-Per-View fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather is definitely going to be worth the buy, even if the fight doesn’t live up to the hype. Fights of this caliber are rare, so you’ve got to see them when they come around. Both fighters are going to be in great shape, both really dislike each other (read what Oscar and Floyd have to say) and there’s a lot at stake for each of their legacies in the sport. But expecting that this fight is going to save the sport of boxing is silly. This fight will […]

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18 Hours And 5 Minutes Of Your Life You’ll Never Get Back

Every year I get excited for the NFL Draft, and every year it leaves me with a bit of a “blech” feeling about two hours into it. On Saturday, I got the feeling a little earlier than usual, thanks to Keyshawn Johnson in ESPN’s booth. [Update: It seems the Carolina Panthers felt the same.] It was a beautiful day here, so after I saw Wisconsin’s Joe Thomas taken at No. 3, I decided to let the DVR handle the rest of the first round for me. (A DVR makes the draft so much more tolerable.) I went to the zoo, […]