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Which Team Will Be the 2012 NBA Champions?
A lockout. A lot of injuries. A wet willy. What more do you need to prove that this year in pro hoops was one of the weirdest and saddest in NBA history? Oh, right, a new futility record for a team owned by Michael Jordan. That was pretty weird/sad. The 2012 postseason starts today, just 125 days after the regular season began last Christmas. Here is a look at the eight series, each with their own impending weirdness/sadness. EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers MY ...

The NBA 2012 All-Headcase Team
The NBA 2012 All-Star Weekend is fast approaching, with the usual festivities planned for this wekend in Orlando. There will be 12 guys playing for each conference, each of whom were either voted by fans as the best or appointed by coaches of the 30 NBA teams. The stars are fun to watch, but more exciting is the reality that there are some legitimately insane players in the NBA. The league's rich history of nutjobs -- including all-time bonkers ballers Rasheed Wallace, Stephon Marbury, ...

BCS or Playoffs: Which is Better for Major College Football?
For the first time in the history of the Bowl Championship Series, the national championship game will feature two teams from the same conference. Undefeated LSU still stands as the top team in the country, while second-ranked Alabama beat out Oklahoma State for the number-two slot, despite the fact that LSU beat the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa earlier this year. Although this title game match up between conference foes is unprecedented, the controversy generated by the BCS isn't. Is the ...

5 New Careers for Shaquille O'Neal
5 New Careers for Shaquille O'Neal
Even if you're not a die-hard basketball fan, you probably know the name Shaquille O'Neal. Whether it's from his execrable movies, goofy commercials, or his self-dubbed nicknames, Shaq has provided almost as much entertainment off the court as on it. Now that he has hung up his size 23 sneakers for the last time, we'll take a look at some of Shaq's other career endeavors away from the hardwood. 5. "Dr." Shaq Although Shaq left school early to go pro, he has ...

15 Reasons We'll Remember "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Wrestling lost a true icon May 20th when Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a car accident. With his gravel-filled rasp, signature cowboy hat with shades, and immortal "OH YEAH!" catchphrase, Savage transcended wrestling and became part of pop culture. Here are some of the greatest moments of his legendary career. 15. Smacked Down By Spider-Man Need a wrestler with a great look that every wrestling fan will instantly recognize? Enter Macho Man as "Bonesaw" McGraw,...

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As the College Football World Turns
What do Barry Bonds and Ohio State football have in common? Both cheated when they didn't have to. The world of college football is in the midst of being turned upside down, inside out, and any other superlative description for tearing away at the innards of an entity in question. Since February of this year, media outlets abound have taken their cuts at a sport seemingly on the fast track to the top of the American sports heap. With the NBA and NFL either currently in the thick of or on ...

Like Richard Nixon and Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel's exit is a sour one
The Tragedy of Jim "Nixon" Tressel
On a day for celebrating America's heroes, an unexpected "villain" made peace with his predicament and stepped down from one of the most prestigious positions of his profession. Amidst a scandal that has tarnished the reputation of not only Ohio State's football program, but the university as a whole, head coach Jim Tressel resigned on Monday, three months before the start of the season. As a fan of another Big Ten team, I'm both stunned and slightly relieved. Then again...

This might be the last smile you see from Lance Armstrong for quite a while.
If Lance Armstrong is Guilty, What Do We Do With All the Good He's Done?
Bruce Springsteen once asked, "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?" Well, what do we do when the dream comes true because it was all a lie? We may be close to having no choice but to discover that answer for ourselves thanks to Lance Armstrong. The road of accusation has been walked before: a source of questionable character makes accusations that the combination of Armstrong's goodwill and our own desire to still believe in heroes can easily bat down like a young child&...

How Long Will NBA Super Teams Last?
The current NBA era is all about the "Super Team." A handful of Super Teams made up of All-Stars seem to always make at least the Conference Finals. There are also a handful of budding "Super Teams" hoping to build a similar system in order to try to compete. With many of these teams made up of aging players and expiring contracts, one has to wonder - how long do they have left? The Dynasties 1. Lakers photo via dalechumbley With their collapse to the Mavericks this ...

The Real NBA Season Awards
Every year the NBA hands out a ton of awards and every year fans are gravely disappointed. Let's face it, the NBA awards only reflect the opinions of a few people, not a consensus of all serious observers. I've gone back, re-watched every single regular season game of every team, and decided to put my own rulings in. The Awards: Dunk of the Year: Dwyane Wade to LeBron James Moment of the Year: Love's 30-30 Game In a season with some pretty dominant performances, few stood ...

Sports We All Watch (That Nobody Really Watches)
If you want to see how strange we are as a society, look no further than just how seriously we take our sports. The Super Bowl has become near a national holiday in the United States and baseball season is still looked forward to like a kid eying December 25th. Stranger yet is just how seriously we take some sports even though nobody actually bothers to watch their regular season or standard events. There are some niche pockets of America that will follow a certain team or will enjoy a sport ...

6 Annoying Phrases Used By Sports Commentators
Give sports commentators credit: they have a tough job. Coming up with new and exciting dialogue to keep viewers interested, along with accurately calling the game, is not that easy. Many of us would hardly be able to talk if millions of people were watching us and listening to every word that came out of our mouths. Yet despite the admirable job most sports commentators do, there are some phrases and clichés that need to go.You've heard them before. They drive you crazy, yet they still ...

Best in the West: Thunder and Mavs Battle for Legitimacy
Zach Randolph played his heart out, but it didn't matter. Because aside from Derrick Rose, there is no 22-year-old NBA player who wants to win more than Kevin Durant. Durant shut down the Cinderella Story that was the Memphis Grizzlies and Randolph during this postseason, and now the young Thunder face the older, wiser Dallas Mavericks and the surging Dirk Nowitzki, who is playing as though his life depends on it--he's very aware that this may be his last opportunity to win a ...

Dirk Nowitzki in Top 10 of All Time? Let’s Consult the List
After taking down the two-time defending champions in the elite series, Mavs' coach Rick Carlisle has said that Dirk Nowitzki is unique and a "top 10 player in NBA history." Sure, Dirk Nowitzki has a unique blend of size and shooting ability. He's been MVP, has been consistently strong for the Mavericks in their 11 consecutive 50-win seasons, and can be found on the following lists: 23rd all-time scoring (22,792 points), 21st career scoring average (23.0 points per game), and ...

Beasts in the East: The Bulls and Heat Battle For Supremacy
The 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat gets underway later today. The cameramen will have their work cut out for them, as they try to catch each of the "Holy what the ffff--DIDYOUSEETHAT?!!?!" plays sure to be taking place every few minutes. Derrick Rose has the most unstoppable dribble drive in the league right now, as his MVP honors prove, while Dwyane Wade and LeBron James run the league's most versatile two-man, high-isolation ...

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