The Clog

Back in July, Blank On Blank was one of our favorite Kickstarter campaigns. Today, they're already doing great stuff, starting with this lost interview from 1966 between heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali and some very ambitious high school students from Winnetka, Illinois.

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The Lions and 49ers play in San Francisco this weekend, where Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Niners coach Jim Harbaugh will revisit their botched, aggro handshake from last season. They probably will not go to Arby's together, but it's nice to think about.

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A couple weeks ago, human veal chop and sports radio legend Mike Francesa was screaming like someone who really cared about the New York Mets. Yesterday, he fell asleep on camera while a guest talked about the New York Yankees. It's all pretty much the same for this guy.

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Although he lost to someone not named Nadal or Djokovic, and just because he couldn't get it done under the lights for the first time ever in Flushing, now is not to the time to call for the demise of Roger Federer, but rather the arrival of Tomas Berdych.

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A short film about the amazing ongoing recovery of former LSU star and New York Giants draft pick Chad Jones is a reminder of how human even the most superhuman-seeming NFL athletes are. This is probably something to keep in mind as the NFL season starts up.

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The Tri-City Herald, in Southeastern Washington, put together a strange and magical and entirely unique high school football preview section this year. Not only are newspapers not dead, they're photographing high school football players as if they were Presidential candidates.

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"But digging deeper, I think that we’re uncomfortable rooting for losers so we actively seek to trick our minds so as to enable us to see hope where there really is none."

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Joe Posnanski signed on to write a book that may or may not have been a good idea, but which definitely turned into one of the stranger sports-book boondoggles in recent memory. But, quite aside from whether Paterno is any good or not, the author is not the only one at fault, here.

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There are big trades, and then there is the total team transplant that the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off late Friday night. The multi-star, multi-multi-million dollar deal is not quite official yet, but Yakkin' About Baseball isn't quite worried about that, quite.

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In which an especially avant-garde spam comment about Justin Bieber, skateboarding, and (mostly) misused words inspires our spam poets to go above and beyond, into the realm of experimental diptychs and spoken word. It's weird.

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