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  1. About Last Night: Fear the Brew Crew

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wondering if Donald Sterling is ever going to get around to naming you as a defendant in a frivolous lawsuit, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy blasted a walk-off...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. What’s the Matter With These World Cup Full-backs?

    Spike Friedman

    The 2014 World Cup has been something of a nightmare for the world's best attacking full-backs. With all the goals - we're on pace for the highest scoring Cup ever - no neutral fans are complaining abou...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. About Last Night: Frozen Treat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy jamming out to "Hit Somebody!" by Warren Zevon, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Opening night of the NHL postseason was a big night for birds and Canadiens as the Ducks beat the Stars ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. You Shall Not Pass: Atletico Madrid Suffocate Barcelona, Just Lik...

    Spike Friedman

    Atletico Madrid's triumph over Barcelona (2-1, on aggregate) might seem like a Champions League Cinderella story. But is it really a Cinderella story when a team does exactly what it was designed to do? What Diego Simeone&...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. No Messi? No Problem! Neymar Grows Into Role at Barcelona

    Spike Friedman

    I realize the snake eating its own tail that is a member of the media writing about the lack of positive attention given to Barcelona by the media, but it does feel like the Catalan club have not quite gotten the attention they deserve this season. O...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. About Last Night: The Perfect Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy telling one of your employees to hit another one of your employees to settle an interpersonal workplace dispute, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: A fourth-quarter surge from the Pacers' reserves turned a close...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  7. About Last Night: The O's Stay Alive

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wishing you could just be a linebacker, and not the go-to name when someone gets tricked on the Internet, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Chris Davis's 12th-inning single gave the Orioles a 5-3 win over Bosto...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  8. About Last Weekend: Revenge of the A-Rod

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking in that new Woodsy Allen movie because it doesn't have that nervous fellow who is always in them, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Alex Rodriguez responded to being hit by a pitch by Red Sox starter Rya...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. About Last Night: The Cheating Chronicles

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving birth to an heir to a throne (hey, Kate, what's up?) here's what you missed in sports on Monday: If your favorite sports news is depressing drug suspension news, well, you're in luck, because Denver Broncos' defensi...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Memphis Goes Into Hibernation

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out grillaxing (grilling while attempting to fend off an ax-wielding dwarf) here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Tony Parker had 37 points as the San Antonio Spurs completed a four-game sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies with...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  11. Six Takeaways From the Champions League Semifinals

    Spike Friedman

    Let's take a look at what we learned (aside from "fear the rise of Germany") from four matches in which we certainly learned to fear the rise of Germany. Life After Gotze Borussia Dortmund midfielder (and soon to be Bayern Munich player) Mario Go...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Back to Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy having an adorable cat on your chest and being unable to move, or breathe, or — hey, this cat's trying to kill me! — here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: We're headed back to Boston after the Celtics h...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Warriors Feeling a Mile High

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy mixing up Davy Crockett with Daniel Boone, much to your own embarrassment and chagrin, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Golden State Warriors, powered by Stephen Curry's 30 points, beat the Denver Nuggets, 1...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  14. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Borussia Dortmund

    Spike Friedman

    In Joe Posnanski's recent profile of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, there's a quote from Bob Spear, Pop's old coach from his playing days at Air Force: "A team could do anything as long as the players just kept moving." The theory is th...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. Four Biggest Blunders From the Champions League Round of 16

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is not about that. Welcome to the worst blunders of the round in the UEFA Champions League. Presented to you with animated GIFs. 4. The Card Let's start ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Dwight's Homecoming Dance

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy dealing with your body shutting down all systems unrelated to the production of mucus, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Dwight Howard scored 39 points as he led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 106-96 win over the Ma...

    Blog | March 13, 2013