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Archive for July, 2008

Coming Soon….

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With the New England Revolution beating Atlante 1-0 last night to join the Houston Dynamo (2-0 winners over defending champion Pachuca Monday) in the SuperLiga 2008 Final, you can look for this at your local cineplex very soon:

Honey I Shrunk the SuperLiga Audience

Seriously, a tournament built on the rivalry between the US and Mexico isn’t going very far with two US teams in the final. Especially when those two US teams have met in the last two MLS Cup finals.

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July 31st, 2008 at 7:37 am

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What Would You Ask Lisa Ling?

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Lisa LingI get to interview National Geographic Explorer host Lisa Ling tomorrow. I know what I’m going to ask her, but I’m curious: what would you ask her?

Post your questions in the comments. The best one might end up as part of the interview, and if it does, I’ll post it here tomorrow.

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July 30th, 2008 at 10:32 am

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I Do Not Believe “Blogging” Means What Don Garber Thinks It Means

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Don Garber from AdweekWhen Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber launched his blog “The Commissioner Speaks” back on April 18th, he wrote that he hoped to blog every other Friday “(depending on travel schedule, etc.).”

He was pretty good about it at first, posting on April 18th and 25th, two weeks after that on May 9th, another fortnight later on May 23 and, most recently, two weeks after that on June 6.

That was almost two months ago. There are Amish guys who blog more than that.

It’s not like nothing’s been happening in the league that it wouldn’t be nice to hear some perspective on outside of press releases and press conferences.

I like Don Garber and I think he’s been good for the league. But all the kids are blogging now, Don, and if you’re going to be one of the hip guys of the older generation, you’re going to have to get with the program and get to blogging on a more regular schedule.

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July 30th, 2008 at 9:53 am

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That Ain’t Your Spider Sense Tingling, Peter

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Spider Man comic

Apparently Spider-Man is going to really become a man, if you catch my drift.

Hopefully Mary Jane won’t bite his head off afterwards.

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July 25th, 2008 at 7:45 am

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Okay, Now It’s Just Gotten Ridiculous

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Actual headline:

Report: Packers didn’t give Favre team-issued cell phone (

Whew. That’s a relief.

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July 24th, 2008 at 10:20 am

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I Would Like It If Aramis Ramirez Went Into Another Line of Work

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Since the Chicago White Sox discovered exactly how to pitch to the Cubs’ third baseman in late June, he’s 9 for 65 (.138) with 3 home runs and 11 RBI.

The last out in tonight’s 2-0 loss to Arizona was a fait accompli. He’s completely useless. He’s 1 for his last 25.

If he’d take Derrek Lee with him, that would be okay, too.

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July 21st, 2008 at 9:37 pm

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Another Solid Citizen in Red and Pewter

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Another one of Jon Gruden’s and Bruce Allen’s high-quality humans was arrested over the weekend.

Yes, folks, this is my team. The one I’ve supported since 1976 and the one I’m stuck with.

Thanks, guys.

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July 21st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

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Sanity Restored

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Court tosses FCC ‘wardrobe malfunction’ fine

“The Commission’s determination that CBS’s broadcast of a nine-sixteenths of one second glimpse of a bare female breast was actionably indecent evidenced the agency’s departure from its prior policy,” the court found. “Its orders constituted the announcement of a policy change — that fleeting images would no longer be excluded from the scope of actionable indecency.”

Thank you, court system. Hopefully this will be a lesson to the FCC.

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July 21st, 2008 at 11:23 am

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Why Sports Fans Are Sheep

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A complete bullshit seating arrangement courtesy Indianapolis Star

1. Because someone will buy these seats in the Indianapolis Colts’ new stadium, you watch.

2. And because the team actually put these seats in its new stadium.

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July 20th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

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Empty Magazine

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Andy over at has this classic open letter to ESPN: The Magazine.

What’s funny is it’s true.

What’s sad is that I’ve been a subscriber since 1998. What can I say? I enjoy the feel of fleece.

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July 17th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

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