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I believe this is what you call irony.
The ProStars cartoon aired only 14 episodes during its television run from September to December 1991. But many more episodes of the Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky crime-fighting cartoon were shot that never made it to air.
Here are a few.
It's Hall of Fame season, with the Pro Football and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame making their latest inductions.
But not all Halls = fame. Like these.
In a far-reaching decision split along ideological lines, the Supreme Court today struck down the long-held right granting fielders a right to choose.
The 5-4 decision in Second Baseman v Lead Runner maintained that "while the fielder has a right to make an out, the advancing runner also has the right to remain on base, in that he has already earned base position. The fielder's rights do not trump those of the lead runner."
The lead opinion, written by Antonin Scalia, stressed that while the fielder may not infringe on the rights of the lead runner to advance, the fielder does maintain the option of both making an out at first or holding onto the ball.
But Sonia Sotomayor, writing the dissent, maintained that the fielder, under the majority opinion, is left with no choice at all.
"It is a choice between two poor options," she wrote. "Get the trailing runner out or make no out. Either way, the other team moves at least one runner into scoring position."
The dissenting opinion also predicted the ruling would lead to future litigation over attempted double plays that don't succeed in getting the trailing runner out. "We will see another case brought here or baseball will be forced to change how such a play is scored," wrote Sotamayor.
Next week the Court is scheduled to take up the case challenging the in-the-area play, which touches on many real estate, zoning, eminent domain and baserunning issues.
X-Gamer Dex Jenkins may have all of the medals he won at this year's competition stripped after he tested positive yesterday for Mountain Dew Code Red.
"We need to move extreme sports beyond the era of performance enhancers," said Jon Mirer, X-Games president. "That is why we began comprehensive testing. Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Code Red. Even Slim Jims and all gums with taste explosions must be stamped out."
Jenkins has long been rumored to be a Mountain Dew user, due to his to-the-extreme lifestyle and associations with known rad people. But the positive test for Mountain Dew Code Red shocked even his closest friends.
"I was shocked," said Tony Hawk. "I mean, I know the culture we've had in extreme sports, so I'm not going to tell you there isn't anyone doing the Dew to come back from injuries. But Code Red is another thing. It's just so extreme. It gives the user a huge advantage."
Shaun White says he is worried about Jenkins.
"He needs to surround himself with better people," said White, "because Mountain Dew Code Red is absolutely disgusting."
This is all anyone was talking about at the post-game pizza party.
In what is being called one of the most monumental anthropological discoveries of the last 100 years, archaeologists in Rome have announced that they’ve unearthed what appears to be the remains of a primitive "T-shirt catapult" in a previously undetected area of the great sporting landmark.
“This flies in the face of literally everything we’ve perceived about the Roman culture," stated Gregory Lawler, head of Anthropological Studies at Harvard University. “Until now, the prevailing wisdom revolved around the idea that the Roman people took no pleasure from events held in the Coliseum events outside of the action on the Coliseum floor itself. But if this t-shirt catapult is the real deal, we’ll have to reevaluate everything we thought.”
The contraption, which scientists described as "a scaled back version of a catapult normally used in warfare," featured a specially designed ‘T’ shaped compartment into which “Halftime Show Sponsored by Cesar’s Wonder Vomitorium” was inscribed. It’s believed to have been used between gladiator matches while crews disposed of the dead body.
The catapult wasn’t the only significant unearthing made during the three-week excavation. An oversized horse, into which one person was able to fit, gives credence to the theory that the Romans also embraced the idea of mascots, and ancient papyrus arguments detailing how old school Romans hated the evolution of public slaughtering into family-friendly events are possibly the first example of what evolved into sports talk radio.
Archaeologists also uncovered tiny garments used to conceal the genital area, but those are thought to have been worn by men and not ancient cheerleaders.
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Okay, okay. Now let me see one of you riding on the other one's back. I want to see how that plays.