Eight Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Masters


This afternoon, the 77th Masters Tournament will conclude and a deserving winner will receive one of Augusta National’s coveted green jackets (unless, of course, there is a playoff). This annual tournament draws thousands of spectators – or rather, “patrons” – to witness current and future golf legends provide one of the most entertaining and epic competitions in the world of sports. Held at the same time and place every year, the Masters has become one of the most storied and historic sporting events in the world. In honor of this, here are some famous facts about the Tournament and its home course that you may not have know.

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Take That, Jerry Jones!! The Battle for the Biggest Di…. Uh, Scoreboard in Sports **UPDATED**


A few years ago, Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, built a new Cowboys’ Stadium (lovingly referred to as “Jerry World”). Jerry World is an absolute palace of sports and entertainment on a massive scale – the stadium can fit upwards of 100,000 people and cost close to $1 billion to construct. The home of the Cowboys included what is by far the largest screen most people had ever seen. It almost spans the length of the football field, going from 20 yard line to 20 yard line, and even has a “smaller” screen inside it that can drop down for events on a smaller surface, such as basketball, since the large screen dwarfs a basketball court.  This stadium, and the screen in particular, exemplified the spirit of Texas and Jerry Jones himself – Bigger.

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The Legendary Legend of Kim Jong Il


We have all heard of the reclusive North Korean leader. We all know he was a little nuts…and a little lonely. But did you know that he invented the hamburger?

It turns out he was basically the most amazing human that ever lived…at least according to North Korean state-run media. In fact, all of the legendary facts below were either spoken or written at some point by official government sources.

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Sonic BOOM!!!! The Loss and Return of the Seattle Supersonics (Part 2)


I was up all night because of rumors swirling around the interwebs right now… This is potentially the equivalent to all the Christmas Eve’s of my lifetime all wrapped up in one… The night before it is announced that Chris Hansen has purchased the Sacramento King’s with the intention of moving the team to Seattle.  The night before us grieving, wounded Seattlites are finally made whole again with the return of our team.  I am talking about the return of the Seattle SuperSonics!!!!

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Maloof Brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings, are very close to a deal selling the team to an ownership group who wants to bring the Kings to Seattle.  The Maloofs have a history of being squirrelly, to put it nicely, but AW said that the deal is essentially at 1st and Goal from the 1 yard line… just needs to be punched in.  The details are as such: $500 million from the Seattle ownership group, the Maloofs will retain a very small ownership interest in the team, but have no decision making power, and the team will play in Key Arena for two years until construction on the new Seattle NBA arena is complete.  There are also reports that the deal is moving along nicely, but the goal is to have it finished by the end of January.

Continuing our saga of the City of Seattle and our relationship with the Supersonics and the NBA, we now look at how we clawed back into the discussion and got to where we are right now – on the cusp of getting our team back.

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Sonic BOOM!!!! The Loss and Return of the Seattle Supersonics (Part 1)


I was up all night because of rumors swirling around the interwebs right now… This is potentially the equivalent to all the Christmas Eve’s of my lifetime all wrapped up in one… The night before it is announced that Chris Hansen has purchased the Sacramento King’s with the intention of moving the team to Seattle.  The night before us grieving, wounded Seattlites are finally made whole again with the return of our team.  I am talking about the return of the Seattle SuperSonics!!!!

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Maloof Brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings, are very close to a deal selling the team to an ownership group who wants to bring the Kings to Seattle.  The Maloofs have a history of being squirrelly, to put it nicely, but AW said that the deal is essentially at 1st and Goal from the 1 yard line… just needs to be punched in.  The details are as such: $500 million from the Seattle ownership group, the Maloofs will retain a very small ownership interest in the team, but have no decision making power, and the team will play in Key Arena for two years until construction on the new Seattle NBA arena is complete.  UPDATE: There are also reports that the deal is moving along nicely, but the goal is to have it finished by the end of January.

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Our *Begrudging* Homage to the NCAA Champion Alabama Crimson Tide


“Roll Tide!!” That is an expression anyone who watches college football outside the state of Alabama is sick to death of at this point in time.  The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled to their third College Football National Championship in four years last night, crushing an over-matched Notre Dame squad 42-14 and extending a dominating streak by the SEC, which has produced the last seven national champions.

Many of you may have noticed though that the Crimson Tide is kind of an odd nickname, and fairly unbecoming when your imagination gets a chance to run with it.  You also may have noticed that the Alabama mascot is an Elephant.  Political affiliations aside, Alabama is about the last place most of us would associate with an Elephant.  So how did the University of Alabama get these nicknames?  How much moonshine was involved?  How many people in Alabama can spell “Elephant” without an “f”?  Pressing questions that demand answers… Continue reading

The Play that Caused an Earthquake


January 8th, 2011 – It was a big day for Seattle.

Having just lost its NBA team to Oklahoma City only years before, the city was in the midst of trying to reclaim a spot in sports history as one of the most underestimated teams in the National Football League. Five years after their trip to Super Bowl XL had resulted in one of the most controversial loses in NFL history, the Seahawks had already made history as the only team to make it to the NFL playoffs with a losing record, having won seven games and lost nine during the regular season. Now, they sought to turn that dubious honor into something of legend.

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