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  1. The Uncensored 2014 PGA Championship Power (and Powerless!) Ranki...

    Shane Ryan

    The cover of the PGA Championship program this year features a picture of Jason Dufner and the words "THIS IS MAJOR" emblazoned below. The point, I think, is to instill a sense of drama and magnitude, but it also seems like a sad little rem...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. The MLB Weekend Top 10: A-Rod and Nine Other Things

    Shane Ryan

    Let's goooo! 10. A-Rod wants BACK, everyone! HE WANTS BACK! The headline on ESPN.com right now is "A-Rod decries mix-ups, lobbies for Fri. play." My question is, do you think A-Rod knows what "decries" means? It strikes me as such a funny word ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Yankees Cast Their Spell

    Shane Ryan

    In honor of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, you will find one of the winning words from the last 10 years of competition in each entry. When they don't fit naturally — which will be always, if my ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  4. Looking at the Sweet 16 Teams in 16 Words

    Shane Ryan

    Today we're looking at every Sweet 16 team the only legitimate way: With just 16 words each. 1. Louisville: Russdiculous is so fast he just wrote this, deleted it, and did my taxes ... for 2015. 2. Oregon: QUACKETY QUACK QUACKLES QUACKO QUAC...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. College Basketball Preview: Top 10 Opening-Day Games

    Shane Ryan

    After weeks and weeks and months and metaphorical years and decades of reading offseason features like "Top 10 Undersize Left-Handed Combo Centers," I am beyond excited to say the following words: COLLEGE A@#$5IOU()*)$*% BASKETBALL IS BACK!!! T...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  6. Trailing Bill Murray at the Ryder Cup

    Shane Ryan

    "Bill, sign my ball!" the man behind the rope shouted. No, "shouted" is the wrong word — let's say "demanded." We were at the fourth green, and Bill Murray had just missed a birdie putt in the celebrity scramble on course no. 3 at the Medinah C...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. The Ichiro Trade, From the Yankees Perspective

    Shane Ryan

    It's hard to describe the feeling of seeing Ichiro in a Yankees jersey without using words like "elated" and "schadenfreude." Elated because he's Ichiro, the iconic Japanese import with a natural hitting prowess we haven't seen since ... Pete Rose...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Pujols Isn't 'The Man'

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Albert Pujols objected to billboards in the Los Angeles area calling him "El Hombre." The words mean "the man," and Pujols would rather not use that ni...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. Duke-Ohio State: The Perils of Panic

    Shane Ryan

    Don't get too high, don't get too low. A lot of famous folks have uttered those words, or some close approximation thereof. I remember Barack Obama uttered something like that during the campaign. Dollars to donuts ole Abe Lincoln uttered them too. I...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. College Football Preview: Waiting for the Week of Chaos

    Shane Ryan

    "Brother Chaos rules all about." Those words come from the song "Jimi Thing" by the Dave Matthews Band, and it's a good idea to sing them out loud if you ever want to be shunned at a party. But don't sleep on Brother Chaos; he's a real phenomenon,...

    Blog | October 20, 2011