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A perfect technical match: MLB shills for new Blackberry

Confession: My first Internet-enabled phone was actually a Blackberry. This was, of course, in the pre-iPhone world. At the time, nobody else I knew had the Internet on their phone, so I was the coolest person in the world.* No reasonable person would actually choose to buy a Blackberry over any other smartphone these days. In just a few years, the Blackberry has become a symbol of technical weakness, like…

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2012 Summer Olympics to look more like 1984

Picture this: Michael Phelps goes to watch Usain Bolt run in the 100m Final at the 2012 Olympics in London. Bolt shatters the World Record. Phelps tweets, “What a run by Bolt!”.

Under the draconian rules set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Games organizers Locog, Phelps could be punished for merely tweeting about another athlete.

Via The Guardian, here are the rules imposed on…

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Landon Donovan Mexican lottery commercial (video)

I always thought Landon Donovan was hated with a vengeance south of the border, but apparently he is liked well enough that he was hired to appear in this Mexican lottery ad.

The commercial is for Ganagol, a game in which players pick the winners of soccer matches. Donovan, dressed up in the…

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Raiders fans put up billboard asking Al Davis to hire a GM


Disgruntled Oakland Raiders fans have had enough. One group has purchased a billboard near their stadium, asking the corpse of owner Al Davis to hire someone else to be GM.

The leader of the fan group, Jared Staszewski of Erie, Pennsylvania, said in a press release, “We thought a billboard, posted near the stadium might generate some…

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Who Put Up This Billboard Taking A Shot At Charlie Weis?

charlie-weis-billboardNotre Dame head coach Charlie Weis has had more than his fair share of critics over the last few years, but until now, none of them have gone to the trouble of buying billboard space to go after him.

An ad reading “Best wishes to Charlie Weis in the 5th year of his college coaching internship. — Linebacker Alumni”…

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