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Blogosphere- 7:45am 19 Sepetember 2006 Chicago Time

Jay Mariotti has been kicked off yahoo answers (of all places) the new beta question and answer forum for soliciting readers to his baseball diatribe article for the sun-times. Not sure what was worse the fact he was soliciting readers from the new question and answer beta forum (not aware the demographic is much younger than his articles are written for, or that he claimed it to be a legendary work), his best article yet. Well done yahoo, we don’t need none of his kind round here. Trying to educate people shame on the art of baseball; shame on him.

I am not sure what’s scarier Mr. Maritotti’s false vision of grandeur, or the picture of Roger Ebert when you visit the artice.

By the way

Q: His question was, Did you read my column today, it is an all time great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… its right up there with the I have a dream speech, read it for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…
A: Had any answers been allowed I am sure it would have been a big NO..!. Better luck next time.

If you feel sorry for the bloke, you can visit his article here.

One thing for sure he’s no Mike Downey, Don Person, or Fred Mitchell.

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UFC meets Brokeback Mountain

Posted: July 27, 2006 in Sports, Video

This is one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time!

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Mark Philippoussis beat Justin Gimelstob 6-3, 7-5 in the Hall of Fame Championships final to win his first ATP tennis title in almost three years.Philippoussis, a 29-year-old Australian, didn’t drop serve in 54 games at the tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, to become the first wild card entrant to win the grass-court event.

Philippoussis, a former Wimbledon and U.S. Open finalist, ousted four seeded players on the way to picking up his 11th career title and first since winning the Heineken Open in Shanghai in September 2003.

“It’s tough to look back and compare,” Philippoussis told reporters. “A whole lot has happened between now and then, but I don’t see that much difference in my game.”

Gimelstob had never reached an ATP final in 153 attempts before upsetting top seed Andy Murray 6-1, 7-6 in the semifinals.

In other ATP tournaments, seventh-seeded Richard Gasquet beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 to win the Swiss Open in Gstaad. It was the 20-year-old Frenchman’s third career title.

No. 2 seed Tommy Robredo upset top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final in Bastad for his fourth career title.

Couretesy of

Dan Baynes in Sydney