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Media Monster

I’m Leaving SportsGrid Forever, So Now’s The Perfect Time To Make A Startling Confession

On February 4th, I’ll be leaving SportsGrid to take a position with USA Today as their senior editor of Sports Digital Properties. I’m extremely excited about my new gig, but also sad: sad that I’ll be leaving the site I worked so hard on, sad that I’ll be leaving all of the great people in my office, and sad that I won’t get to work with Glenn, Dylan, Jordan, and Joe anymore. But I’m also sad for another reason.

For the past three years, I’ve been living a lie.


Media MonsterNFL

Colin Kaepernick’s Birth Mom Needs To Go Hide Under A Rock Until After The Super Bowl

Look, Colin Kaepernick’s birth mom: you seem like a nice enough lady. When I first heard that you were giving interviews in the lead-up to the biggest professional moment of your biological son’s life, I rolled my eyes. Here we go, I thought. Just another birth mom coming out of the woodwork to bask in her biological son’s dual threat quarterbacking glory. Right before the Super Bowl. Ugh, boy.


NBAVideo

“I Like My Meatballs Spicy!” Exclaims Delightful, Kind-Of-Offensive Announcer

Marco Belinelli’s game-winning three-point play (a play made possible by Joakim Noah’s dive into the crowd) with 7.5 seconds left gave the Bulls an 85-82 win over the Pistons… and it also gave us this little gem from historically shouty Comcast Sportsnet announcer Stacey King. Belinelli is Italian. But you knew that already. A-spicey! [The Big Lead, @cjzero]


GolfVideo

This Video Of A Tiny Prodigy Whacking Golf Balls Will Immediately Improve Your Day

Who is this 17-month-old gent? This pint-size conqueror? This diminutive Happy Gilmore, who gleefully whacks the hell out of any golf ball that dares enter his family’s den domain? Whoever you are, good sir, keep it up. You’re training for greatness, while providing your parents — and your parents’ friends — with endless hours of entertainment. [Hot Clicks]


NFLWeird But True

End Of Days? There’s A Chicken Wing Shortage Ahead Of This Year’s Super Bowl

You’re going to want to sit down for this one, America.


NFLPolice Blotter

Jay Ratliff Arrested For DWI Six Weeks After His Cowboys Teammate Killed Someone In A Drunk Driving Accident

Oy. Jay Ratliff, the oft-injured Cowboys nose tackle who had a much-publicized locker room spat with Jerry Jones on Dec. 2, has been charged with DWI after after his truck struck an 18-wheeler in Grapevine, Texas. Ratliff (who was driving by himself) and the driver of the 18-wheeler weren’t injured.


FandomSoccerWeird But True

Is “He Went For A S—” The Greatest Soccer Chant Of Any And All Time?

I’m not qualified to answer that question, folks. I’m merely presenting it as a possibility. Am I being hyperbolic? Perhaps, a bit. But watch this video of Southampton fans serenading their ascendant midfielder –Jason Puncheon had just returned from taking a mysterious break down the tunnel– and tell me this isn’t a brilliant piece of chantwork. The spontaneity. The cadence. The lyrics! And if the smirk from Puncheon doesn’t say, “Why yes, I may have in fact been taking a s—,” then I don’t know what kind of smirk does. [101 Great Goals via Deadspin]


FandomMedia MonsterNFL

Torrey Smith Says Some Patriots Fans Made Fun Of His Dead Brother On Twitter

In September, Torrey Smith’s younger brother Tevin was killed in a motorcycle accident. The younger Smith was riding his motorcycle in northeast Virginia on on the night of September 22nd, when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole.


Golf

Super-Rich Guy Phil Mickelson Apologizes For Complaining About All Those Taxes He Has To Pay For Being Super Rich

Phil Mickelson — who made over $60.5 million last year for swinging a golf club, according to Sports Illustrated* — has doubled back on comments he made yesterday regarding the oppressive taxing his income has received. Phil attempts to save par, after the jump.


Video

Today In Terrifying: Giant Light Fixture Falls On High School Wrestler

Jesus. The wrestler, Michael McComish, who’s a senior at Madison High in South Dakota, would later tweet that he emerged relatively unscathed (“Just letting everyone know I’m fine! Stitches in my head.”) and we’re not exactly sure how. Congrats, Mike: for cheating death on this day, you’re the coolest kid in school for the foreseeable future. [Bob's Blitz]


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