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NPR discusses pro wrestling's legitimacy

The pastime that fuels our fandom got some time on National Public Radio (audio inside), when David "The Masked Man" Shoemaker was interviewed about his new book. How did it come off, and does it matter to you what others think about pro wrestling?

Simmons Previews Blazers at #16, Hoses PDX In End By Skipping Jalen's Champaigning & Campaigning Bit

Highlights: Blazers Edge gets the h/t once again, Blazers predicted to make playoffs, Oshey predicted to be GMOTY, A bet is made over who gets the 8 seed; BS takes Blazers and Jalen takes Minnesota, '77 Glory is on full display in video for 'Fan's Collective Mindset' bit

Bill Simmons calls it!

Hopefully this can help during this dry August stretch. Check the 3:30 mark for a gem from Bill.

The Sports Guy and the Doc -- Be careful, Glenn

When Doc Rivers called Bill Simmons an idiot on live TV, it was fun and all. But Rivers has nothing to gain from a feud with a rabid Celics fan who has somehow become an ESPN talking head.

Mark Cuban makes distasteful 'boyfriend' joke at the expense of Bill Simmons, apologizes

Mark Cuban has seemed to be a great ally of the LGBT community over the years, even saying that the first out pro athlete in North America would make a boatload of cash. But there's still a little...

Sunday quick strikes and open thread

Are owners crying wolf with losses associated with owning hockey teams? Gary Bettman, be gone! The Syracuse Crunch are all over the headlines too in our link update for Sunday.

Quick Strikes and Links for Wednesday, June 13th

Admirals, Admirals, Admirals, Admirals; the KHL is insane; and Canadian juniors stupidity. Links and stories from the hockey world.


Yours truly, three months ago— If we trade for Cousins, we could have a taller, fatter Iverson. by PS on Jan 2, 2012 8:46 PM EST http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2012/1/2/2677659/magic-at-pistons-the-dwight-howard-speculation-train-arrives-in#87394786 Bill Simmons, today— The truth is, Kobe turned into a taller Iverson last season and it's staying that way. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7770130/handicapping-nba-mvp-race

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Better known as Dorkapalooza. The conference was held on March 6th, headlined by luminaries like Rockets GM (and '00 Sloan School grad) Daryl Morey, author Michael Lewis, Colts GM Bill Polian, Mavs...

The BC Interruption Hate Index, Volume XIV

The Boston College Superfan hate index for a very special, hate-filled week.

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