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Spring fever

The Lawrence Taylor case is progressing, and as expected, each passing day upchucks new sordid details into the gossip-o-sphere.
LT’s self-abuse defense, a bag job at Notre Dame, and heading back to school in Texas
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 21, 2010
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Boys' life

The premise for HBO's new half-hour comedy Hung (Sundays at 10 pm) is so over-the-top as to be cringe-worthy: high school basketball coach Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), divorced and broke, starts whoring himself to ladies on the basis of his giant schlong.
Hung and Entourage measure success
By JON GARELICK  |  July 17, 2009
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Out in left field

It was a freezing night at Fenway. I shivered as I filed silently onto the field with the rest of the chorus, and scooted closer to the girl in front of me for warmth.
No-hit wonder
By RACHEL MAZZELLA  |  May 21, 2008
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The ProJo's brave new world

The Providence Journal is turning to an unlikely source — high school football — for help.
Will going super-local on the Web strengthen the paper?
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 05, 2007
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His name was Robert Paulson

A bunch of former high-school football players from Murrieta, California, are in serious trouble after being booked on a variety of bizarre charges.
Sports Blotter: "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 21, 2007
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Good times at the U

Remember when the University of Miami was an unbeatable football team? Watch the brawl (YouTube)
Sports blotter: "You don't come into the OB" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 18, 2006


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Not so jockular

The field of sports is normally one of the areas with the least racism in the US.
The ugly racial shakedown in Coventry diminishes all of us
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 11, 2006
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The Wizard of Pennsylvania Avenue

No one knows what the hell former Washington Wizard Lonny Baxter was doing last week when he allegedly fired his pistol out the window of his big-ass white SUV less than two blocks from the White House.
Sports Blotter: shooting at the White House edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 23, 2006
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Sky society

I’d been hearing severe thunderstorm warnings on the radio all afternoon.
Band of buddies becomes a full-blown culture
By WHIT RICHARDSON  |  July 12, 2006
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Sports blotter: June 2, 2006

In what may be the highest-pro?le Crips murder case since the Snoop Dogg “Murder Was the Case” incident, a Los Angeles high-school football star on his way to a full ride at Oregon was implicated last week in an investigation that reads like a Sociology
Copycat run-ins with Gilbert Arenas and Amare's mom
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 31, 2006
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Student athletes gone wild

It was a bad week for heavily recruited high-school sports prospects, as hotshots around the country were busted in an eerily congruent series of assault arrests.
Plus sports anchor schadenfreude
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 10, 2006