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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Qwest Field Beer Scam

World's Newest Nation?

Southern Sudan considers independence. (HuffingtonPost)

Judgment Day: Jets vs. Colts Preview

Rex Ryan wants a signature win over Peyton Manning. (ESPN)

The Debt Ceiling

Explaining what it is and whether we need one. (Slate)

Saturday Cartoon

NFL Playoffs: Why Teams Will Rise or Fall


Examining each team's strengths and weaknesses. (LATimes)

Verizon iPhone Imminent

Ending AT&T's monopoly on the iPhone. (NYTimes)

Oregon vs. Auburn: BCS Title Game Preview


The much anticipated championship game goes down Monday night. (NYTimes)(ESPN)(SI)

Bringing the NFL Back to Los Angeles


Competition picks up regarding where to build a stadium. (NYTimes)

Sarah Palin Put Gabrielle Giffords in Cross Hairs


Obviously it might be a coincidence but Gabrielle Giffords was one of the 20 members of Congress that Sarah Palin literally put in the crosshairs. Maybe it's time to think twice about violent rhetoric whether it results in any violence or not. (AndrewSullivan)

Jimmy Kimmel: Unnecessary Censorship

Craig Ferguson: Secretariat in New York

Friday, January 7, 2011

Post Andrew Luck NFL Mock Draft

Revising the 1st round with Andrew Luck out of the #1 slot. (FanHouse)

Bill Simmons Wild Card Round NFL Picks

Picks take a backseat to the Brady vs. Manning debate. (ESPN)

Colbert Report: Placebo Effect Mime

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Cheating Death - Placebo Effect, Immortality & Wild Lynx
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Craig Ferguson: Doctor Who Cold Open Dance

Daily Show: Reading the Constitution and John Boehner Crying

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Republicans 2: The New Batch
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Intel: The Chase Film

The Conservative Constitution of Real America

If they could rewrite it. (WashingtonPost)

Is It Food?

Kevin Durant Passes to Coach

College Basketball Power Rankings

Duke holds the top spot. (SI)

TCU Taunts Ohio State President

U.S. Constitution Quiz


Do you know your amendments? (CSMonitor)

Best Robert Gibbs Quotes


Can the next press secretary match his comedy? (Esquire)

New York City Considered Secession

It wasn't just the South considering secession during the Civil War period. (NYTimes)

The Best Present


Money. (NYTimes)

The Mess in Texas

Texas hasn't defeated the recession. (NYTimes)

Colbert Report: Tide Comes In, Tide Goes Out, God Exists

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Bill O'Reilly Proves God's Existence - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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NFL Wild Card Round Picks

Saints 24, Seahawks 13 (NO -10.5)
Jets 23, Colts 20 (NYJ +2.5)
Ravens 20, Chiefs 13 (BAL -3)
Packers 27, Eagles 20 (GB +2.5)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kanye West Retires to Iowa, Bakes Cookies


He's satisfied with his achievements. (TheOnion)

Blackhawks Stalberg Hits All Three Posts on Penalty Shot

Peter King Wild Card Round NFL Picks

Looks like a bad weekend for home teams. (SI)

Craig Ferguson: Paula Deen

Backwards Shot Buzzer Beater

Amazing Wiffleball Pitches

Colbert Report: Bananas

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Yellowline International, Inc.
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Colbert Report: Reince Priebus

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Daily Show: John McCain Puppet

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Let's All Stand on John McCain's Lawn
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World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada Collapses

NFL Playoffs New Overtime Rule


Maybe they should've tested this in the regular season instead of springing it on everyone for the playoffs? (NYTimes)

Mortgage Crisis Solution: Equity Sharing

Instead of putting people on the streets, give them reasonable mortgages and take an equity share of the house. (NYTimes)

Not Off to a Good Start

One day into the new Congress and a number of promises have been broken or scaled back. (NYTimes)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OSU Jared Cunningham Rebound Dunk

Colbert Report: Return to Gold Standard

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Stanford Ridiculous Shifts in Orange Bowl

The Global Elite

The super rich are becoming their own nation. (TheAtlantic)

Haiti Floating City Design


Building sustainable infrastructure to protect against earthquakes. (HuffingtonPost)

Sabres' Ennis Costs Teammate an Open Net Goal

Walt Clyde Frazier's Ugly Jacket from Knicks Spurs Game


Giving Wes Welker some competition.

SI NFL Mock Draft


4 QBs in the top 10. (SI)

NFL Power Rankings

The final list heading into the playoffs. (ESPN)(SI)

Self-Glorification

Republicans enter office with a number of symbolic gestures and few solutions. (NYTimes)

Link Between Alcohol and Exercise

Exercise more, drink more. (NYTimes)

Daily Show: RNC Chair Debate

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Top of the GOPs
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wes Welker Attends Ugly Shirt Party with Kevin Youkilis?

Bear Cub and Bucket of Water

Craig Ferguson: Secretariat Breaks Ming Vases

Daily Show: San Francisco Bans Happy Meals

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San Francisco's Happy Meal Ban
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Daily Show: Star Wars Obama

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Barack Obama Is Luke Skywalker
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History of Bond Cars

An infographic. (Buzzfeed)

Tyrod Taylor's Parents Fell Asleep at Orange Bowl?

Tree-fense

The Military Industrial Complex

"The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities … We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people."- Dwight Eisenhower (TheAtlantic)

The Issa Man Cometh

Not only is he planning daily witch hunts against Obama, now he's asking businesses what regulations to kill. Thanks for looking out for the little people. (HuffingtonPost)

How to Behave at an Office Party

College Humor breaks it down. (CollegeHumor)

Tyrod Taylor Scrambling Touchdown in Orange Bowl

The Dow Piano

The 2010 Dow Jones Industrial Average set to music. (CNNMoney)

Conventional Wisdom

And why it's wrong. (ForeignPolicy)

Cutting the Cord

The rise of internet TVs. (LATimes)

Anonymity: The Dark Side of the Internet

One look at the comments section of any website will show you how disgusting people can be when they're anonymous. (NYTimes)

2011: Year of the Rerun

Welcome to 1995. (NYTimes)

David Brooks: Size Doesn't Matter

Governments are measured by what they do, not how big they are. (NYTimes)

Missing Judges

Republicans are setting a bad precedent by blocking judicial appointments. (NYTimes)

Why to Go to Church

Colbert Report: For the Cure Lawsuits and Spiderman

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Tip/Wag - Susan G. Komen Foundation & Spider-Man Musical
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Bermuda Triangle of Productivity

The Soup: Top 5 Clips of 2010

Dunka-doo-balls. (Gawker)

Joe Lunardi Bracketology 1/3

UVA exits the bracket. (ESPN)

Late Hits


Big hits after the whistle. (SI)

2011 NFL Mock Draft

The first of many. (SBNation)

Hidden Corporate Subsidies

Aiding individuals is socialism, aiding corporations is capitalism. (Newsweek)

Nadal and Federer Play on Water


The two stars literally walk on water. (YahooSports)

Peter King Monday Morning QB

Wrapping up the end of the regular season. (SI)

2011 NFL Draft Order

The Carolina Panthers are on the clock. (ESPN)

The Global Stories of 2011


Things to watch for this year. (ForeignPolicy)

Bad Ideas

Where do they come from and why don't they die? (ForeignPolicy)

Seattle Seahawks: Worst Playoff Team Ever?

The 10-6 Giants and Bucs are looking in from the outside while the 7-9 weak schedule Seahawks host a playoff game. (FiveThirtyEight)

NFL Playoff Preview

Who will stop the Patriots? (NYTimes)

112th Congress Preview

What to watch for. (NYTimes)

Deep Hole Economics

Positive indicators don't mean we're in the clear. (NYTimes)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

NFL Playoff Schedule: Wild Card Through Super Bowl

Saturday 1/8:
New Orleans @ Seattle 4:30 PM EST (NBC)
New York @ Indianapolis 8 PM EST (NBC)

Sunday 1/9:
Baltimore @ Kansas City 1 PM EST (CBS)
Green Bay @ Philadelphia 4:30 PM EST (FOX)

Saturday 1/15:
Highest Seed @ Pittsburgh 4:30 PM EST (CBS)
Lowest Seed @ Atlanta 8 PM EST (FOX)

Sunday 1/16:
Highest Seed @ Chicago 1 PM EST (FOX)
Lowest Seed @ New England 4:30 PM EST (CBS)

Sunday 1/23:
NFC Championship Game 3 PM EST (FOX)
AFC Championship Game 6:30 PM EST (CBS)

Sunday 2/6:
Super Bowl XLV 6:30 PM EST (FOX)

FOX News Greatest Hits of 2010

This list just scratches the surface. (TPM)

NFL Playoff Predictions 1/2

Wild Card Round: Jets over Colts, Ravens over Chiefs, Packers over Eagles, Saints over Rams
Divisional Round: Patriots over Jets, Steelers over Ravens, Packers over Falcons, Saints over Bears
Conference Round: Patriots over Steelers, Packers over Saints
Super Bowl: Patriots over Packers

Wilson Chandler Half Court Buzzer Beater

TCU's 280 Pound Punter

The Excited Penguin

TCU Joins the Big Leagues


They win the Rose Bowl; next year they play Boise State; the year after they join the ranks of the AQs. (ESPN)

Sunday Cartoon

10 Conservatives to Watch in 2011

And they're not even running for President. (Slate)

Start or Sit


Most teams have little to play for today and remember back to Wes Welker's Week 17 injury. (LATimes)

The Consequences of Inequality

It's not just a monetary difference. (NYTimes)

Supermajority

Walter Mondale on filibuster reform. (NYTimes)

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