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Saturday, December 31, 2011

SportsCenter Worst of the Worst Plays of 2011

The worst of 2011. (SportsCenter)

History of the Modern Calendar Video

Bowtie Wearing Fan at Heat Timberwolves Game

Saturday Cartoon: 2012 Calendar

The Damage of 2011

Republicans did their best to bring government to a standstill. (NYTimes)

Nocera: The College Sports Cartel

A critical look at the NCAA. (NYTimes)

TFD Opinions: 2012 Predictions

1. Barack Obama will be re-elected President.
2. Hillary Clinton will not replace Joe Biden as Vice President.
3. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.
4. The Vice Presidential nominee will be Chris Christie, Rob Portman, or Bob McDonnell not Marco Rubio or any of the individuals that ran for the Republican nomination.
5. The unemployment rate will be 8.0% on Election Day.
6. The Democrats will retain the majority in the Senate but it will be smaller than the current one.
7. The Republicans will retain the majority in the House but it will be smaller than the current one.
8. Ron Paul will not run for President as an Independent. No Independent candidate will get more than 5% of the vote.
9. Elizabeth Warren will defeat Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
10. The world will not end.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Every New Year's Eve Party Ever

Best Local News Bloopers of 2011

Higher Teacher Pay Works

Shockingly, offering people more money makes a profession more desirable to higher quality applicants. (AndrewSullivan)

Weekend Pickoff: Peter King Week 17 2011 NFL Picks

Last week of the regular season. (Week17Picks)

How Many Innocent People are in Prison?

Too many. (MotherJones)

How the Economy Could Come Back in 2012

Maybe things will get better. (WashingtonPost)

The Rick Santorum Surge

Iowa may prove every last Republican candidate gets their 15 minutes of frontrunner fame. (WashingtonPost)(Slate)

The Fat Trap

Your body is sabotaging your weight loss efforts. (NYTimes)

Boredom

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NFL TV Coverage Map Week 17 2011

Lots of scoreboard watching this week. (CoverageMap)

22 Reasons Ron Paul is Not a Racist

Not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that this article exists. (Buzzfeed)

Yelp Reviews for McDowell's

Almost as good as McDonald's. (Buzzfeed)

How Mitt Romney Could Still Lose the Republican Nomination

The lingering 25% of doubt. (WashingtonPost)

Hipster Flintstones

Why are TVs So Cheap?

Adjusted for inflation, prices are way down over the years. (TheAtlantic)

Oregon's LaMichael James Scared on Space Mountain

Confessions of a Sports Bigamist

Rooting for both of your hometown teams. (Slate)

Ron Paul's Gay Rights Record

The attacks against him don't match his voting record. (Slate)

Nike Oregon Rose Bowl Uniforms

Nike's newest creation. (WashingtonPost)

Douthat: Getting It Right

Finding the silver lining of all of the subpar Republican presidential candidates. (NYTimes)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters

Tim Tebow is apparently an alternate. I'm not sure if that shows how beloved Tebow is or how awful the AFC quarterbacks are. (ESPN)

Ref Behind the Back Pass Fail in Magic Thunder Game Video

Ron Paul's Glorious Record of Failures in Congress

620 bills sponsored, 4 made it the floor, 1 passed. (TheAtlantic)

Betty White Monday Night Football Intro Falcons vs. Saints Video

Best and Worst Presidential Campaign Ads of 2011

No surprise, Rick Perry gets the crown for worst. (HuffingtonPost)

Disenfranchising Students

Republican efforts to stop students from voting. (NYTimes)

Rock Center: Regis Philbin Interview

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Rock Center: Awkward Family Holiday Photos

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Rock Center: Kickstarter Crowd Funding

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Best and Worst of the 2011 MLB Season

A year to remember. (CBSSports)

Passive Aggressive

Drew Brees Breaks Marino Passing Yards Record Video

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Santa Heckles Lebron James at Heat Mavericks Game Video

NFL Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

Only a few more spots up for grabs. (ESPN)

Santa Crossing

Giants' Victor Cruz 99 Yard Touchdown vs. Jets Video

Celebrity Voices: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Comedian Christmas Quotes

"Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It's like, "Oh great, socks. You know I'm dying for your sins right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They'll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?" -- Jim Gaffigan (HuffingtonPost)

SI NBA 2011-2012 Predictions

The Heat have dominated preseason predictions. (SI)

The Best Films of 2011

Ranking the year's best. (CSMonitor)

Sunday Cartoon: NFC East and Republican Primary

Douthat: Cratchit Tax Credit

What if the child tax credit were expanded to help working families survive? (NYTimes)

NBA Christmas 2011 Season Opener TV Schedule

12:00 PM: Celtics @ Knicks, TNT
2:30 PM: Heat @ Mavericks, ABC
5:00 PM: Bulls @ Lakers, ABC
8:00 PM: Magic @ Thunder, ESPN
10:30 PM: Clippers @ Warriors, ESPN

Receiving Socks as a Christmas Gift

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