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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

The following are select excerpts from the audio that TMZ pulled: Continue reading

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Iman Shumpert and Three Trades the Knicks Could Eventually Include Him In

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Ever since the “Iman Shumpert to Denver for the Nuggets Kenneth Faried” rumor hit a few weeks back, the NBA has been ripe with rumors for possible destinations for Shump.

Talk has been anything from a trade to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, to one for disgruntled Rockets big man, Omer Asik.

But taking the cap into account and the December 15th deadline for recently signed players, here are some actual possibilities the Knicks have if they want to use Shumpert in a trade. Continue reading

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The Jets, The Patriots, The Tuck Rule, The Push Rule, Spygate, and NFL Rule Awareness

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I don’t know if you know this, but the Jets and Patriots had a little game of football yesterday.

The Jets won. They controlled the ball for most of the game (46:13 to 23:40). They won the quarterback battle (2 touchdowns to 0 [Tom Brady had ZERO TDs]). They won the 3rd down efficiency battle (11-21 to 1-12).  They outgunned the Patriots in yards (383 to 295).  They even overcame their weakness for penalty yards (45 to 100).

Of course, the post game storyline has nothing to do with what some might call the dominance of the Jets; or even the possible downfall of the suddenly struggling Patriots.

No, it is a penalty in overtime, which is being played as the only reason the Patriots lost Sunday. Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Moment of My Jets Fandom and Finding Forgiveness for Reactionary Emotion

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When talking about your history of being a fan of the Jets, many on the outside would joke there have been tons of embarrassing moments as a Jets fan.

That is not very realistic, and playing in the media capital of the world, the few big negative moments have been blown out of proportion.

Of course, if you are looking for a really obvious moment, one in the recent past generally pops up if you speak about an embarrassing moment.

That of course, is the “Butt Fumble”, orchestrated by Mark Sanchez and Brandon Moore.  But really, that is a physical action of a really bad play.  Did it suck? I think we know that after 48 weeks of it playing in a loop on ESPN.  But was I embarrassed as a Jets fan? Not any more than the fact that my team was bad in 2012.

No, my most embarrassing moment came against the Patriots, but 5 years prior, with a different embattled quarterback, and a different devastating year. Continue reading

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Wait, What? Calvin Pace Once Fell Through a Window??? (Jets-Falcons MNF Preview)

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Deadspin had an interesting article the other day on the history of injuries for players that were on the field as Jake Locker went down during the Jets-Titans Week 4 matchup.

Hidden neatly underneath the information was a nugget on Calvin Pace…

He once fell through a window??? Continue reading

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Danny Trevathan’s Premature Interception Return Celebration Fail May Replace Butt Fumble As NFL Blooper of the Year

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In the midst of perhaps the greatest quarterback performance of all-time, last night’s Broncos-Ravens game may have brought us the blooper of the year as well.

Early in the 4th quarter, Denver Linebacker Danny Trevathan intercepted a Joe Flacco pass and ran towards the endzone.

He would get there, but missing a key piece of the puzzle. Continue reading

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Keith Olbermann Defends Rex Ryan and The Jets, Then Rips Them, and Takes Sports Media to Task For All of It

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Keith Olbermann made a return to ESPN airwaves on his old stomping grounds of ESPN2 with his new show, naturally called “Olbermann.”

What was old is new again and Olbermann wasted no time getting used to his new New York City digs before jumping right into the holes the New York Sports Media has dug around Rex Ryan and the Jets.  Continue reading

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Tim Tebow Signs With The Patriots

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Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he has signed to be a QB, not an RB or TE.

So, the Bill Belichick signed a bench player.  Not much more analysis needed.

Oh, we have to talk about this every second of every day going forward?  Okay, I’ll expound. Continue reading

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Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan Massacres Brandon Knight with a Monster Alley-Oop Dunk (Video)

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Pistons point guard, Brandon Knight is no more.  Not after what the Clippers DeAndre Jordan did to him, Sunday night.

Knight was left in the middle all alone as the Clips center came rumbling in.  Chris Paul sent up the pass and Jordan posterized Knight. Continue reading

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Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Appears In Yet Another “This is Sportscenter” Commercial (Video)

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New York Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, appears in a new “This Is Sportscenter” commercial for ESPN.

This time around, they make light of the usually dapper Lundqvist in “Casual Friday”.

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