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Any fan who's ever made the journey to Yankee Stadium knows one inalienable truth: the entire Yankees organization is annoying, loathsome, and beyond doing anything that involves treating fans as free human beings.
Vinegary old fossil Billy Packer, hater of mid-majors and master of being crusty, is <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/626/story/603901.html" target="_blank">being let go by CBS </a>after 34 years of Final Four cantankerousness.
This video was released a couple days ago, but I'm still wondering how former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton completely avoided jail time for his May 2007 attack of teammate Ousmane Dabo.
Mavericks point guard and fading NBA star Jason Kidd got tired of his beautiful, unfamous model girlfriend <a href="../post.phtml?pk=5166">Hope Dworaczyk</a> (whom he reportedly impregnated) and is now dating beautiful, famous model <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/swimsuit/collection/models/may_andersen.html" target="_blank">May Andersen</a>.
Following up on <a href="../post.phtml?pk=5908">last week's story</a> about Stuart Sugarman and Christopher Carter -- the asshole hedge fund manager and the asshole stockbroker who attacked him in spinning class, respectively -- the jury in the assault case yesterday <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/nyregion/03spin.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Sugarman&st=nyt&oref=slogin" target="_blank">acquitted Carter of the charges</a>.
Before Demetrius Bell was drafted in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills, his closest tie to the world of professional sports was through his absentee father, legendary Jazz forward Karl Malone.
According to the New York Daily News, future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/04/27/2008-04-27_sources_roger_clemens_had_10year_fling_w.html?page=0" target="_blank">had a ten-year affair with country star Mindy McCready</a>.
I don't talk about the Seattle Sonics much in this forum, partly because I take Clay Bennett's hijacking of the team to Oklahoma City too personally to laugh about it, but mostly because the situation's too complex to boil down in pithy little blog posts.
A 16-year-old cheerleader from Florida named Victoria Lindsay was <a href="http://www.theledger.com/article/20080408/NEWS/804080385/1134" target="_blank">brutally beaten for 35 minutes by six of her classmates</a> because of some alleged MySpace trash-talk.
Apologies for posting a YouTube that's sound only, but you really need to hear what a gigantic asshole NBA commissioner David Stern is to AP reporter Brian Mahoney.
Tim Buss, the Cubs' strength and conditioning coach, was the butt of a <a href="http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2008/03/cubs-coach-punk.html" target="_blank">super-hilarious prank</a> orchestrated by the team's pitching staff.
Cycling authorities are looking to take a more "human" approach to drug-testing after Belgian rider Kevin van Impe was forced to take a <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/rider-drug-tested-at-sons-funeral/2008/03/17/1205602258326.html" target="_blank">urine test at the crematorium</a> where he was saying good-bye to his dead infant son.
Year in and year out, the Spurs are the ugliest good team in the NBA, and while a lot of that stems from Tim Duncan's Sampras-like excellence, Manu Ginobili's flopping, and Tony Parker's stupid French face and bitch wife, it would be impossible to understate just how big of a cocksucker Bruce Bowen is.
Cardinals utility man Scott Spiezio, best known for his totally zany dyed-red goatee/soul patch that endeared him to thousands of dim-witted St.
Tribune Corporation CEO Sam Zell has <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/sports/814904,CST-NWS-wrig27.article" target="_blank">come under fire recently</a> because he's selling the Cubs and Wrigley Field separately in an attempt to maximize his profit.
In its continuing effort to civilize the populace in time for the influx of athletes, media, and tourists coming to Beijing for this summer's Olympic Games, the Chinese government has <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080222/od_afp/oly2008chnmannersoffbeat_080222044358" target="_blank">added yet another wrinkle</a> to try to make its citizens act less like the rude jackasses they are on public transportation.
Roger Clemens' former trainer <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AgoHAHBWsm5wXEmLA0ymOVE5nYcB?slug=ap-steroids-clemens&prov=ap&type=lgns" title="Yahoo! Sports" target="_blank">Brian McNamee is informing on people faster</a> than Henry Hill at the end of Goodfellas:McNamee added a new name to the list of people he says he injected with drugs: Debbie Clemens.
You know, there's a reason that I pick on fan bases that are historically rabid for the home team: it's because people need to be reminded that while sports are fun to watch and more pleasant to talk about than the weather and politics, there are a lot of things in life that matter a whole lot more.