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January 31st, 2011

Sorry I’m late.  Anyway, Quincy Pondexter, the Polish Hammer has been dropped directly on top of your dome…

BOOM!  That was the most authoratative of Marcin’s nine buckets last night in what was a thoroughly dominant performace.  His nine field goals came on just ten attempts in a 25-point, 11-rebound double-double.  I was just thinking… they call Shaq “The Big (insert latest team-related thing here)”, so why can’t we call Marcin “The Big Pole”?  He’s big, and no matter who he plays for he’ll always be a Pole.  It makes perfect sense, it allows him to rep his country, and I personally think it sounds hilarious.  From now on I will be referring to Marcin Gortat as The Big Pole.  You can take it or leave it.

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January 31st, 2011
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Ben Roethlisberger (left) will be on the spot at Media Day. Image via Wikipedia

Each year, the buildup to the Super Bowl is full of storylines. Some are hype, some are funny, some are ridiculous, and some actually mean something. So on the eve of the spectacle known as Media Day, we’re going to do what we do each year and break down the storylines using our Football Relativity comparison. The 10 level marks the storylines that you’ll hear the most; the 1 level is the storyline that will barely make a ripple.

If you have ideas we overlooked, suggest them via comments and we’ll add them to the comparison.

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January 31st, 2011

New York Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck was not at all pleased when safety Antrel Rolle spoke out in support of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, while also taking a few subtle jabs at Tom Coughlin. He felt Rolle was a bit out of line and publicly noted he would speak with the first-year Giant the moment the situation presented itself.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is stopped as he scrambles for yardage on the New York Giants 44-yard line by defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during first quarter Philadelphia Eagles-New York Giants game action in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field November 21, 2010. UPI/John Anderson

Well, alas, the two spent the past seven days in Hawaii. And while Tuck couldn't convince Rolle to join him on a deep sea fishing trip (Sorpanos, anyone?), he did manage to corner Rolle on the practice field.

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January 31st, 2011

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January 31st, 2011

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Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder recently faced Chris Bosh’s Miami Heat. After the team’s close loss with them, Durant had a few words to say about the team’s power forward.

“I was talking to my teammate and he decided he wanted to put his 2 cents into it. I’m a quiet guy, a laid-back guy, but I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now, so he thinks he can talk a little bit,” Durant said. “There’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”

Durant said these comments as Bosh exchanged a few words to teammate, James Harden. Durant whispered to Harden to tell him to try to dunk on Bosh on the next play. As Harden tried to do that, Bosh made a hard foul on him.

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January 31st, 2011

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Former Indiana Pacer, Mark Jackson, is rumored to become the new head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Ken Berger of CBS Sports noted this, along with Utah Jazz assistant head coach Tyron Corbin as a possibility.

Frank Vogel is currently the head coach right now as an interim. Maybe he could in fact prove people wrong and become a good coach. But we’ll get to that later.

“We don’t feel good where we’re at as a team,” president Larry Bird said Sunday. “I think our players understand we’re trying to do all we can to get back on the right track. Hopefully we can move forward and win some ballgames and get back in playoff contention.”

”…his harsh public criticism of center Roy Hibbert and his reluctance to play the team’s younger players, especially Tyler Hansbrough,” Larry Bird addd about the firing of O’Brien.

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January 31st, 2011

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll
January 31, 2011
1. Boston College (41) 18-6-0 988 2
2. Denver ( 6) 16-5-5 922 3
3. Yale ( 2) 17-4-0 881 1
4. Minnesota-Duluth ( 1) 17-5-3 840 5
5. North Dakota 19-8-2 813 4

6. New Hampshire 15-5-4 745 7
7. Wisconsin 19-8-3 670 8
8. Michigan 17-7-4 629 6
9. Rensselaer 17-6-3 594 10
10. Notre Dame 16-9-5 549 9
11. Union 18-7-3 507 13
12. Merrimack 15-5-4 436 14
13. Miami 14-9-5 427 11
14. Boston University 12-7-7 314 16
15. Maine 11-7-6 289 12
16. Western Michigan 14-6-8 274 17
17. Dartmouth 12-6-3 177 18
18. Nebraska-Omaha 14-10-2 161 15
19. Princeton 14-6-1 157 19
20. Colorado College 15-12-1 80 20
Others Receiving Votes: Alaska 10, Providence 10, Robert Morris 7, Minnesota 4, Northeastern 4, Ferris State 3, Ohio State 3, Minnesota State 2, Rochester Institute of Technology 2, Niagara 1, Quinnipiac 1
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USA TODAY/USA Hockey men’s poll
Jan. 31, 2010
1. Boston College (26)18-6-0 497 2
2. Yale (3) 17-4-0 448 1
3. Denver (2) 16-5-5 445 3
4. Minnesota Duluth (3) 17-5-3 407 4
5. North Dakota 19-8-2 393 5

6. New Hamsphire 15-5-4 325 8
7. Wisconsin 19-8-3 272 7
8. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 17-6-3 259 10
9. Michigan 17-7-4 258 6
10. Notre Dame 16-9-5 197 9
11. Union 18-7-3 189 12
12. Merrimack 15-5-4 147 14
13. Miami (Ohio) 14-9-5 95 13
14. Boston University 12-7-7 41 NR
15. Maine 11-7-6 39 11
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 37; Dartmouth 16; Princeton 10; Nebraska Omaha, 4; Robert Morris 1.

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January 31st, 2011

Bears star linebacker Brian Urlacher had a bounce back season this year and isn’t the only Bear upset about the loss against the Packers in the NFC Championship. He had this to say about the season and the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Here is what Urlacher had to say:

“We’re such a close team, and I think we know how to put things behind us,” Urlacher said Friday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “Stuff in the media just makes us stronger as a team, pulls us closer together, gives us something to build on.”

Urlacher said he was upset when he was told during the postgame press conference that other players were questioning Cutler’s toughness via Twitter.

“It [ticked] me off,” Urlacher said. “I didn’t think it was warranted.

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January 31st, 2011

In today’s podcast, Justin and I review the many college basketball upsets of last weekend.  We also look ahead and give our upset picks for the Monday through Thursday games.  I have a 7 to 6 lead on Justin in our upset pool.  Furthermore, we will unveil our current 1 through 6 seeds for the Big Dance. 

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January 31st, 2011

This weekend, Cardsdiaspora.com took over San Diego.

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