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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

A SUCCINCT TAKEDOWN "Some of these theories can indeed be fun, but there's got to be some semblance of internal logic or consistency." no comments

Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

DEFINING COOL GQ's list of coolest athletes ever (evah?) is fairly stellar, but one snub scuttles it in my mind. Where's Paul Newman? We get Ted Turner, who is a Yachtsman, so they say, and an owner, in years past, but as an athlete? I'll grant you, racers are not on the same par as Jim Thorpe type athletes, but GQ does not have that defense. They gave us Mario Andretti so there is not anti-auto racing bias. But to leave out Paul Newman, who was for a spell of time the coolest man on the planet, and who was an avid and competitive racer is a glaring omission. no comments

Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

PATRIOTS FANS PLIGHT Like Lyford, I skipped the Conference championships on Sunday last. And despite the close locale of the coming Super Bowl, I'll pay far too little attention to the NFL's grand spectacle. The problem with Jets-Steelers is that there is no rooting interest and therefore little motivation to watch. Sure, the Jets lost, but they lost to America's Most Wanted quarterback, which leaves a mighty bad taste in one's mouth. Not quite as horrible the accolades the Jets ladled on the Ben, but still. On the NFC side the Packers are the least objectionable choice, but still, the two teams that ended New England's quest for title number one makes for minimal interest.

Here's to baseball!

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

"WAS THIS YOUR BIG SPLASH TONY?" Hitler's dramatic re-enactment of Arte Moreno's reaction to the Vernon Wells deal.

RELATED: Lance Gurewitz reacts to the deal over at Biz of Baseball.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

IDIOCY Let us remind ourselves of the cure for all sanctimonious displays of political pandering."Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone." Those skipping CPAC because GOProud will attend deserve to be reminded of that, often.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

THE SUPER BOWL ADS ARE SLOWLY TRICKLING OUT, including the allegedly banned ones, but Althouse reminds us, the proof is in the pudding. 

The network refuses to comment on claims it has rejected an ad, so all you've got is a company with an immense self-interest in lying about it. You know, I'm not even going to link to the news website I'm talking about, because the answer to the question in the post title is that the news site is whoring for traffic.

UPDATE: Original title suggested the ads were watchable, that's been fixed. Sorry for the misleading title.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

LATE TO THE PARTY BUT STILL COOL

Bill discovers the thoroughfare where Antiques Roadshow meets This Week in Baseball (Insert obligatory "How 'bout that!")

Jonah Keri (you'll need to provide your own 80s hair rock soundtrack as it is a published piece and not a podcast) tackles The Manny Effect over at FanGraphs.

Speaking of Manny, Mark Smith at IIATMS has something to say about how stacked the AL East is.

Rany Jazayerli applauds Gil Meche.

Brock Cohen continues the search for the intangible, unquantifiable GRIT.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY The prohibition of in-flight calls has more to do with rent seeking than with safety. So saith The Czar.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

LEGALIZATION AS POLICY It. Could. Work!

H/T - JoePawl (comment allusion can be found here.)

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 26 January 2011

THE FUSION OF STEAM POWER AND SARAH PALIN now in comic form! So bad...it's good?

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