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January 01

Fan Fantasies: NBA - instead of players fouling out, adopt the NHL power play - four-on-five basketball, two minute penalties. NFL - four-point field goals from 57 yards and out. MLB - Let batters decide if they want to run to first or third base.

posted by geekyguy to general at 01:54 PM - 14 comments

February 10

The Search for Home . . . : Plate at Seals Stadium. Ever wonder what happened to a favorite old stadium? Where would home plate be now? via LaughingSquid

posted by geekyguy to baseball at 06:18 PM - 4 comments

September 21

Pixelated Glory: Penguins at the North Stars, Game 6, NHL Finals. Dramatically reenacted with pixels. via MeFi

posted by geekyguy to hockey at 07:58 PM - 3 comments

February 28

Kansas City here I come: The Patriots have traded away recently franchise-tagged backup quarterback Matt Cassel to the Chiefs. Former Pats offensive coordinator and recently hired Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels offered Pro-Bowl quarterback Jay Cutler in an attempt to get Cassel. Now from Denver, Cutler is pissed and demanding to be traded. Clearly, McDaniels doesn't buy into the rankings. HilarityDrama ensues.

posted by geekyguy to football at 10:03 PM - 24 comments

August 23

June 26

You can't do without Shaq!: Noted rapper Shaquille O'Neal, (8 albums, 1 platinum, 5 gold), goes freestyle on Kobe. Despite Shaq claiming that it was done in fun, Deputy O'Neal is being fired coast to coast.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 11:46 AM - 37 comments

June 07

Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim McKay Dies: Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. . McKay, longtime host of ABC Wide World of Sports, RIP.

posted by geekyguy to general at 12:16 PM - 24 comments

April 05

Rickroll the Mets!: In their final historic season at Shea your New York Mets are having a contest to select the song to be used all season during the 8th Inning Sing-A-Long. A Digg campaign is underway to write-in a certain song. voting ends noon on Monday April 7th, vote early, vote often!

posted by geekyguy to baseball at 10:09 AM - 12 comments

February 06

"Sought after" prep player: duped into paying for his recruitment. 6'5" 290lb offensive lineman Kevin Hart involves the police after giving an undisclosed amount of money to someone who helped to facilitate his recruitment to Cal over Oregon. Oregon denies interest as does Cal. Nearby Reno PD launches a full blown investigation just as Kevin Hart decides to come clean - he made it all up.

posted by geekyguy to football at 06:44 PM - 10 comments

January 27

Should We Accept Steroid Use in Sports?: Bob Costas hosts a panel of experts to address the ethics of steroid use in an Oxford-style debate. Listen here.

posted by geekyguy to culture at 08:05 PM - 12 comments

January 25

Barefootin'!: Ron Hunter, coach of IUPUI, decides to raise awareness for Samaritan's Feet, a charity that collects shoes for needy children, by coaching barefoot. 110,000 pairs of shoes were collected by tip-off. An inspiring story.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 01:31 PM - 7 comments

June 20

Return of The King: The Kings select Reggie Theus as the new head coach. Surprising even him. Nice to have a fallback when Hollywood stops calling. Typically, reactions are mixed.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 08:16 AM - 2 comments

April 17

"I'm pretty sure that by the time I finished, the Kenyans were already back in Africa celebrating.": 350lb Jacob finished the Boston Marathon. An inspirational story. via MeFi

posted by geekyguy to other at 08:11 PM - 4 comments

October 13

NFL Survival: Pick one team a week and see how long you can last. Never as easy as it sounds. Starting this weekend. Details inside.

posted by geekyguy to fantasy at 01:09 AM - 60 comments

September 27

T.O. Reportedly Attempted Suicide: although ESPN is citing an adverse reaction to painkillers as the reason for his being hospitalized.

posted by geekyguy to football at 08:43 AM - 150 comments

July 03

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest: Four-time world champion, and odds favorite, (1/3), Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will once again defend his title against top eaters from around the globe. The tough competition includes Eric "Badlands" Booker, (9/5), Oleg Zhornitsky, (4/1), and "Hungry" Charles Hardy, (7/1), while the 'field' is represented by notables Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas, US record holder, Joey Chestnut and 60 year-old Rich LeFevre and his wife, Carlene LeFevre. Santioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating it will, of course, meet their safety standards.

posted by geekyguy to other at 10:14 PM - 26 comments

June 29

Better than sex?: Bet on it. So says a study of World Cup fans designed, "to test the effect that placing a bet on a game of soccer has on fans' heart rates". It might explain the letdown being experienced by the German sex industry.

posted by geekyguy to soccer at 03:26 AM - 19 comments

June 27

Backyard Zamboni ice resurfacing machine: After successfully developing the Porta-Rinx backyard ice rink, a Connecticut man turned his attention to the surface of the ice. Years of work have resulted in the Bambini Revolution available for order by the home enthusiast or municipality. Ice resurfacing machines were first invented by Frank J. Zamboni to smooth the ice at his Iceland rink in what is now Paramount, California.

posted by geekyguy to hockey at 08:38 PM - 8 comments

June 25

Randy Moss Juices in Public: After loving Inta Juice when he was with the Vikings, Randy decided to contact the company and buy in. That is a solid endorsement. see also

posted by geekyguy to football at 05:55 AM - 19 comments

March 21

Let's Go Crazy: Prince moves Uptown and Controversy follows. 'U Got The Look all wrong', says landlord Carlos Boozer. Prince, (yeah, that Prince), paints the home, (yeah, that color), he is renting for $70,000 a month from Boozer. Boozer sues.
via newsvine and deadspin

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 07:20 PM - 20 comments

March 11

Ashley Cole. Gay?: The Arsenal defender gets defensive over Google results that suggest you would like to see results for this.

posted by geekyguy to soccer at 01:23 AM - 15 comments

February 22

"I was focused on the game. You gotta be focused on the game. Not anything else,": An uplifting high school basketball story.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 08:23 PM - 14 comments

February 11

February 09

NBA Reserves Named:: The coaches have weighed in and four Pistons have been added to the Eastern All-Stars. In the West, both Pau Gasol and Tony Parker will be making their first appearances.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 09:42 PM - 29 comments

February 08

Rucker League Ref Keeps Rolling: Congrats to Dickie B. Dick Bavetta makes history tonight. Officiating his 2,135th game.

posted by geekyguy to basketball at 07:39 PM - 2 comments