The Clog

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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Perhaps our biggest get yet: a world exclusive look at the fake website Melky Cabrera's PR team tried to throw together for a fictitious supplement.

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Credit is due, belatedly and meh-ly, to both Augusta National and Condi Rice. They did, after all, break one of the longest-running and most embarrassing ass-backwards anti-traditions in sports. But did  Augusta National's first female member really have to be a war-boner'ed former Secretary of State?

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The late Tony Scott mostly made ultra-frenetic, high-gloss action movies, and made them very well. But he also directed one mostly lousy movie about baseball and one of the most memorable sports-related movie scenes of all time.

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In which our hero returns to Manchester City against all odds. Then he steals a photographer's lens, like a big jerk.

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