March 25, 2011 Column
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Also humbling about the country of Africa? Calling it a country.
From @santonio10 AKA New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes
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But Holmes then quickly learns a lesson, albeit a very "unimportant" one
He respects photographers as much as he does NCAA rules.
"I'd like to thank all of the teams who participated in this year's effort to have Duke's season end hilariously in defeat on national television, or as it's better known: the NCAA Tournament," said NCAA president Mark Emmert. "I think this will go down as one of the greatest tournaments of all-time. I mean, they got killed. It was great!"
Emmert also extended a special mention to the Arizona Wildcats for "putting a stake through the heart of the great satan."
Arizona head coach Sean Miller said his team felt like champions.
"This is what any basketball player dreams about growing up: destroying Duke in the NCAA Tournament, repeatedly dunking on their heads and just humiliating them in front of the whole nation," said Miller. "My guys are on top of the world. Because Duke is on the bottom."
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March 24, 2011 Column
The Gym: Issue #11
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at the gym? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about games.
My gym, like every gym I think, has a rule that requires you to keep your shirt on in the gym. A couple of meatheads were benching and there were some girls nearby so they decided to shed their shirts.
A few minutes later a gym worker, another girl, comes by and tells them to put their shirts back on. The one guy did right away while the other meathead goes: "Even me?" and then flexes his pecs and winks. If there was a Douche Hall of Fame, this guy would get in on the first ballot.
I work at a gym in Georgia. One day while I was working I heard what sounded like a terrified girl's scream coming from the men's side of the gym. Turns out that while one guy was loading weights on our leg squat machine (the plates sit on the machine horizontally), he dropped the weights on the rack and managed to get his dick stuck between two 45 pound plates and the nearest guy had to get the plates off of him. We now call him "Flathead."
The New York media seems, I don't know, almost reactionary sometimes.
"The Yankee organization strives to have the best of the best," said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. "And Dr. Andrews is by far the best surgeon in the field of sports medicine. We're proud to have him. We're also excited because now if anyone gets hurt on any other team, they're pretty much screwed," he added laughing, as he high-fived fellow Yankees executives.
Dr. Andrews has long practiced at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Alabama, Birmingham, and is the go-to surgeon for ligament injuries including "Tommy John surgery," which repairs torn elbow ligaments in pitchers.
"For years I have made my services available to everyone," said Dr. Andrews. "But I'm 69 years-old now. Most surgeons are long-since retired. But I'm going to keep going. I just feel it's my right to cash in a little bit. And the Yankees are always the place for an older person in baseball to do that."
They probably can't even spell "mullet." (via Rocky Top Talk)