The Clog

War Machine washed out of both the UFC and the porn business because of his constant, unwavering rage issues and violent bro-tendencies. But he's still on Twitter, challenging our own Tomas Rios to fights. So he's got that going for him.

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A lot of people were happy when Louisville won the NCAA Championship on Monday night. Some of those people presumably had some drinks to celebrate. Papa John Schnatter was one of them.

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Michael Brendan Dougherty has written about politics for a long time. Long enough that he's now decided he'd rather get up at 4am every day to write about baseball.

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Even when reviewing movies as goofy as Space Jam, the exuberance that Roger Ebert had for films of all shapes, sizes and stripes came through in a way familiar to all of us. He taught us to love the things we love, and to do so in a way that will get others to want to join in.  So, he always had that going for him, which is nice. 

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Erik Kratz of the Phillies is a pretty good backup catcher, but his real strengths lie in his ability to effectively pitch turkey bacon opposite a cartoon turkey in local TV ads.

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On Opening Day, there's hope and promise and all kinds of other good things. Even for Pirates fans, if only for a little while. The first in a periodic series of diaries on following the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Pete Gaines said something stupid on Twitter over the weekend, then spent the better part of the day being cyberbullied by a sure-thing first-ballot Hall of Famer and his online sycophants. This is his story.

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Things didn't go well in the tournament for Gonzaga. But by one telling and not-terribly-advanced metric, they weren't nearly the worst one-seed of all time.

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Come with The Classical to the frozen north, where roam the bears.  You've seen the bears: they rumble-bumble, eat Cheetos, sit on couches. And sometimes they do other human-like things, like play hockey and destroy the entire planet for hockey reasons.

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#MULTIPLE#

The very term "Cinderella Team" is a reminder of the cinematic aspect that's inherent to NCAA Tournament upstarts. But in the case of Florida Gulf Coast University, an epic upstart with a beachfront location, casting the movie adaptation is almost too easy. The hard part is traveling back in time to 1985 to make it.

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