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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat reacts after teammate LeBron James (not pictured) wasn't able to make a shot before being fouled in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Heat 95-89 in overtime.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 12, 2012

The Black Mamba strikes twice, Manny Ramirez pinkie swears he has changed and J.R. Smith is not having the best time in China.  

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GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 14: Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers is congratulated after catching a touchdown pass by Jordy Nelson #87 against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated
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There is nothing at all misleading about that headline. As part of bros being bros, Nelson invited a few Packers receivers back to the 'ol family farm and one thing they took part in was knocking up cows... artificially. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Are the Packers still the team to beat...bwhaaaa???

Our Take: Yeah, Greg Jennings apparently loved his time on the Nelson farm. Some might say too much. Here is what he had to say. Via SportsGrid

We had a blast acting the fool. We did farming things. We got to see how they artificially inseminate cows. We actually did it. You’ve got to stick your hand in there. It was nice and warm.

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Proud Papas

If you want to see what team chemistry looks like, it's over six-feet of wide receiver arm deep in cow. And that is how winning is made, kids. 

Deeper Dive: 

Greg Jennings Artificially Inseminates Jordy Nelson's Cow (SportsGrid)


Courtesy of Off The Bench
Courtesy of Off The Bench


Tebowmania will not go away. In fact, it is getting stronger. He is doing Jockey ads without a shirt to make the rest of the male race feel bad about not having such a ripped back. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Should Tebow have been cast as the new villain in "The Dark Knight Rises?"

Our Take: If you look at his physique compared to Tom Hardy in the Trailer for the film, there is no doubt that Tebow could pull of the Bane character. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Uncomfortable Underwear Ads

There has never been a good underwear ad because almost all of them just feature someone sitting in the dark staring at something in the distance. That's not real. If Jockey wanted to make a real ad, it should have shown someone sitting in a Barcalounger with bits of food falling on their stomach. 

Deeper Dive

Tim Tebow Gets His Own SportsCenter, Twitter Reacts (B/R)

Shirtless Tim Tebow (Off The Bench)



SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 26:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion on December 26, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downlo
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So much for ESPN's genius rating of Kobe Bryant as the seventh best player in the NBA. The man that was supposed to be washed up just dropped 40 points yet again. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: So the old guy ain't done yet, huh?

Our Take: I had a feeling the Mamba would be out to prove people wrong this season. I am half convinced he was potty trained before he could crawl and dunked his first ball before he could walk, just because he was told he couldn't. Forget Tebowing, I'm on the Kobe System

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Old Dude Still Has Fights

MVP chants are stupid, especially at this time of the year. That statement has nothing to do with Kobe Bryant who I would scream MVP to if I saw him on the street. 

Deeper Dive: 

Kobe Bryant: Black Mamba Strikes for 40 Points in Lakers Win (B/R) 

Lakers Down Jazz as Kobe Goes for 40 (LA Times) 




LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat hits his head after making a free throw in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Hea
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Fans came for the dunks and stayed to watch LeBron James crumble, and Erik Spoelstra find his manhood. What I am trying to say is the Clippers won in overtime. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is this last year's Heat?

Our Take: It's too soon to tell, but King James not taking a shot in the fourth quarter Tuesday and missing vital free throws Wednesday doesn't look good. In fact, it looks like poop. At the end of the game, Erik Spoelstra became so enraged with officials that he actually went through puberty and was thrown out. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 I Wanna Be Like Jordans

DeAndre Jordan is a silly man that gets his jollies off by swatting crucial shot attempts the other way. Dude is some kind of nice.  

I'll Check Stats But You Might Be Right Tweet Award: 

Deeper Dive: 

Miami Heat Lose to LA Clippers (ESPN)



ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 03:  Designated hitter Manny Ramirez #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the game at Tropicana Field on April 3, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Fool us once, it means you tested positive for PEDs. Fool us twice, it means you retire instead of face a 100-game suspension. Manny Ramirez is really hoping that we are stupid and wants to return to baseball. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Would anyone want him?

Our Take: Of course. This is professional sports, where stupidity is an abundant commodity. There would have to a be a pretty desperate team that can sacrifice a roster spot. Hmm, the Baltimore Orioles waste theirs anyway. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Manny Being Manny Moments

After seeing ManRam in the ESPN video train with 80-year-old women in a pool, I was confident in my assessment that we have seen the last of Ramirez.  


Deeper Dive: 

Manny Ramirez Wants to be a Role Model (ESPN) 




While J.R. Smith is stuck playing in China, his sister decided she would take up boxing. After Smith drew a foul in a game for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, Smith's sister went on a mad rage in which she choked a woman. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: What's a Zhejiang?

Our Take: Stay with me. Smith is stuck in China because he is not great with contracts and failed to include a clause to let him out once the lockout ended. That means he is living a real-life situation that resembles Mr. Baseball. 

According to the Chinese Press, Smith's sister threw a bottle and began choking a woman and shoving an 80-year-old. America!

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Mr. Baseballs 

We need Smith and his sister back in the states like now. Stick him on the Timberwolves and his sister can challenge fans to fights for coupons at the concession stands. Everyone wins. 

Deeper Dive: 

JR Smith and Family Making Americans Proud Overseas (Deadspin) 




Because what else are you going to watch at work? 


Skip Bayless' love for Tim Tebow has finally pushed Stephen A. Smith over the edge. 



Happy Birthday. The Utah Jazz gave one lucky fan the best seats to watch his cake get dumped on the expensive seats. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Mascot Drop Birthday Cake On Unsuspecting Fans (B/R)



Clip Show doing what they do best. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Chris Paul and Blake Take Heat to Lob City (B/R)



I feel bad for this goalkeeper. Wait, that came out wrong. I can't stop laughing at this goalkeeper. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Real Sociedad's Keeper Embarrass Himself (B/R)



At the end of this ridiculous rally, you will wonder if the point was even worth it. 



The African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football.proves these men are more talented with one leg than I will ever be with two. A great cause has an equally great video. 




Little bits of goodness with a chewy center. 


Michigan State redshirt freshman running back Nick Hill has the best tattoo ever. If you are a freshman wondering how to show team spirit. Check out Nick Hill, because he is doing it right. Via Yahoo! Sports.



Hannover coach Mirko Slomka asked his players to divulge their sexual desires so he could better understand them. And you thought your interview process was intensive. Via The Guardian.



Grady Sizemore is engaged to a Playboy Playmate. So, there is the obvious picture rundown. Via Busted Coverage




Until tomorrow, find the cool in you. 

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