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Oakland Athletics field MLB’s first ‘amphibious’ pitcher

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We regret the error: Pat Vendiette is not the NBA’s first ‘amphibious’ pitcher. But the Oakland Atheltics is an equal opportunities employer.

Posted: 9th, June 2015 | In: Reviews, Sports | Comment

Sports analysis of man who won’t share ice-cream at the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers game

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BRITISH sporting coverage is lousy compared to what you can see in the States. There’s no forced boys-club bon homie, instead, you get a dizzying amount of statistics for the nerds, and mind-bending irreverence for the casual viewer. Oh, and their sports documentaries (as seen with ESPN’s ’30 for 3o’ series and all those great NFL films) are unparalleled.

Today, we focus on irreverence.

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Posted: 21st, March 2013 | In: Sports | Comment

NBA mascot scores with a little help from his friend

PRIOR to the NBA celebrity All-Star game last week, Rufus, the mascot for the Charlotte Bobcats, tossed a basketball over his head. It flew into the basket, but only thanks to an assist by the groin of Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks’ mascot.  Bango also flew – well, fell – into the basket, injuring his knee in the process. Bango will require knee surgery. Hey, we didn’t say there was a happy ending.

Watch the highly amusing incident after the click…

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Posted: 20th, February 2009 | In: Sports | Comment