THE SADNESS IS CRIPPLING

Soccer: Sports’ New Leader In Crippling Sadness

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We don't write a lot about soccer at With Leather, and when we do, it's usually about <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/02/this-police-dog-really-loves-soccer" target="_blank">dogs running out onto the field</a>, <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/arianny-celeste-soccer-shoot-maxim-korea-pictures#page/1" target="_blank">Arianny Celeste's nipples posing for cheesecake photos with a soccer ball</a> or <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/05/the-best-part-of-soccer-is-when-everybody-punches-everybody-else" target="_blank">crazy fan brawls</a>.

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Gary Bettman Is Trying To Be David Stern Despite Not Being David Stern

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With a <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/apparently-the-nhl-might-be-heading-toward-a-lockout">lockout looming and looking more certain</a> as each day passes, the NHL’s universe is quickly splitting into the standard factions of “It’s the greedy owners’ fault.

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Breaking Down The Money Of The 2012 Olympics

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According to various sources, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade is worth as much as $70 million and made approximately $26 million over the past year, between his NBA contract and 11 or so endorsement deals.

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Forbes' Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes Is A Real Likable Bunch

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I don’t know about you hard-working folks, but when I hear that Forbes has <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/06/18/mayweather-tops-list-of-the-worlds-100-highest-paid-athletes/">released its list of the 100 Highest Paid Athletes</a>, it might as well be Christmas morning to me.

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Lamar Odom Has More Time For His Sex Swing

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The Dallas Mavericks traded for reigning NBA 6th Man Lamar Odom because they needed some veteran leadership off the bench, but mainly because they wanted to free up cap space to sign Deron Williams and possibly Dwight Howard.

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Here's A Story That Should Make Us All Sick

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As has been evidenced by his attendance at practically every Los Angeles Lakers game, soccer superstar David Beckham has definitely made himself a home here in the good, ol’ U.

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The NBA Is Probably Going To Start Selling Ad Space On Team Jerseys

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Last season, the NBA claimed that 22 of the teams had lost money, and now the league and commissioner David Stern have revealed that the majority of teams will again <a href="http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/29/nba-owners-not-going-to-make-profit-this-season-league-says/">lose their butts in 2012</a>.

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Kobe Bryant Is Still Losing A Lot Of Money

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I was so busy sending free back rub coupons to Emma Stone on Valentine’s Day that I forgot all about Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, being caught on camera as they shared this smooch at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

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For Just $20 Million, You Can Own Your Favorite Baseball Player’s House

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Here’s a fun little factoid for you crazy sports fans out there: athletes tend to buy really expensive houses.

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Florida’s Politicians Are Finally Listening

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Every time a professional sports team calls upon a city or state for tax money to help fund a new stadium, we get the same old song and dance - why should the taxpayer money help billionaires pay for new facilities that will just make them more money.

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Elin Nordegren Is Not A Heartless Monster

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Two weeks ago, we mentioned that Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren (inset, attractive) <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/01/now-you-see-it">had bulldozed her $12 million home</a>, with very little reasoning or explanation other than she didn’t like it.

THE BEST AT EXERCISING

Alleged Gym Ads Are Causing A Big Stink

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If you had 6 days in the “How Long Until People Will Start Complaining About Something Stupid.

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Rumors Of The NBA Season’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

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Perhaps I was a bit too bold a few weeks ago, declaring the NBA season dead, because as I had pointed out on quite a few occasions, the players were going to eventually become desperate enough to take whatever they could get.

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More NBA Stars Are Playing For “Charity”

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I have to apologize, I swear that I didn’t have my Google news alerts set to “Obama” today, but I just can’t help when the President gets caught up in the day’s top stories.

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Awwww, Orlando Thinks It’s Still Hosting The NBA All-Star Game

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Last month, when the city of Memphis was rumored to be <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/morning_call/2011/10/memphis-to-consider-lawsuit-against-nba.html">considering a lawsuit against the NBA</a> for lost revenue from the lockout, I took a drag from my ivory tobacco pipe, lowered my bifocals and asked my butler, “Shouldn’t Orlando be the first city to go after the NBA because of that whole All-Star Game thing.

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R.I.P. 2011-12 NBA Season

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Last week, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the owners were making their final offer to the players before they would really begin to turn the knife on them.

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The NBA Owners Have Made Their Final Offer

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David Stern was on ESPN to discuss the latest on his league’s embarrassing lockout earlier this week, and while I don’t remember what he said verbatim, I can basically paraphrase it: “The owners have been so fair and generous in demanding that the players come down from the 57% of basketball related income in the last CBA to a 50-50 split now.

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Advertising Never Stops: Updating Nike’s Current NBA Lockout Ads

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The NFL lockout lasted 132 days, affected a few weeks of preseason play, but ultimately did very little damage to the league's public perception and to the fans' willingness to spend millions to watch their favorite sport.

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Frank McCourt To Be Rewarded For ‘Looting’

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Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has not only been going through a nasty divorce, but he’s also been fighting with every last ounce of his being to maintain his ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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David Stern Is A Diabolical Mad Man

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For the first time since the NBA lockout began on July 1, it actually seems like we’re going to have a season.


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