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NBA

Pretty Much Screwed: The San Antonio Spurs

Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our 2012-13 guide to the upcoming NBA season, in which we identify the reasons why your favorite team might have to start looking forward to 2013-2014 — and highlight at least one reason for you to be hopeful. Today: the San Antonio Spurs, where Pops, Tony, Timmy and Manu try and keep the nasty going as they again start another season as one of the favorites in the West.


NBA

Pretty Much Screwed: The Sacramento Kings

Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our 2012-13 guide to the upcoming NBA season, in which we identify the reasons why your favorite team might have to start looking forward to 2013-2014 — and highlight at least one reason for you to be hopeful. Today: the Sacramento Kings, where the Maloof Brothers have screwed the pooch.


NBA

Pretty Much Screwed: The Brooklyn Nets

Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our 2012-13 guide to the upcoming NBA season, in which we identify the reasons why your favorite team might have to start looking forward to 2013-2014 — and highlight at least one reason for you to be hopeful. Today: the Brooklyn Nets, the Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov-owned Brooklyn upstarts that cost more than the entirety of Brooklyn’s DIY craft breweries.


NFL

10 Things You Can Do This Sunday Instead Of Watching NFL Football

The regular refs are back, so now we can all sit back and watch football without screaming so much. The only problem is Roger Goodell and the owners were never sufficiently penalized for their avarice. Until now.


NBA

Orlando: Are You Going To Boo Dwight Howard?

Dwight Howard is all in on his request to leave Orlando. Even though new Magic GM Rob Hennigan flew out to LA to try and persuade him to come back for one more year and a chance to sign an extension, Howard remained adamant that he wants out.

The question is: if he suits up for Orlando next season, how will Magic fans react on opening night? The possibilities, after the jump.


Media MonsterSports & Politics

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Why Tour De France Winner Bradley Wiggins Has Already Claimed He’s Clean


Although the English are focused on the upcoming Summer Olympics kicking off this Saturday, one of their countrymen, Bradley Wiggins, is just a few days removed from winning the Tour De France. He’s already written an impassioned defense of this year’s (supposedly) clean riding, and the fact the Op-Ed even exists symbolizes the extent of the Tour’s painful past.


MLBWeird But True

This Is A Minor League Home Run Derby With Obstacles In The Outfield and Partiers on the Infield

Home Run Derby Beach Infield Sand Party

Earlier this month, the Reading Phillies minor league baseball team held an all-star game featuring a home run derby. That’s pretty standard, but this derby featured obstacles in the outfield and partiers on the infield. Video, sans death-by-baseball-to-the-dome, after the jump.


Weird But True

Usain Bolt’s Claim He Can Run 100 Meters In 9.4 Seconds Is Mathematically Possible, Say Researchers

Bolt's World Record from 2009

After winning the Gold in Beijing, China, in 2008, with a (then) world record time of 9.69, Usain Bolt was the fastest man alive. After running it even faster a year later in Berlin (9.58), he’s now saying he can run it in 9.4 seconds. He’s not just smoking too much ganja because mathematicians agree it’s possible. Find out why after the jump.


NFL

Tim Tebow Headlines, Like Tim Tebow, Are Long On Religious References

Tim Tebow goes to church…so that means basically all writers are under contractual (or editorial) obligation to make their rhetoric as pious as possible.


NFLWeird But True

California Man Will Win $10,000 On $10 Bet If The Colts Go 0-16

In August of this year, an offline sports book offered some pretty nice odds (1,000 to 1) on the Indianapolis Colts going without a win during the 2011 NFL season. That’s because the Peyton-Manning-led Colts have made the playoffs for 9 consecutive seasons dating back to 2001. They were sure to win at least one game, even if Manning missed some time with a neck injury; these were the Colts, after all.


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