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Friday Open Thread 

Tom Landry and Roger Staubach 

Lone Star Olympics

Four of the many Texan athletes competing in this year’s summer Olympics.

There’s been some talk over the past few years about the idea of Texas seceding from the rest of the country and forming their own nation. I suspect such talk is mostly theoretical and not intended to be taken seriously, although eight […]

Leap of Faith

German long jumper Luz Long and Jesse Owens get friendly on the stadium floor during the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics

The great website Letters of Note has this exchange between Luz Long and Jesse Owens — competitors in the long jump in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics (Long won silver — Owens won one […]

Friday Open Thread

That's dedication to your country.

A photo posted by CBS Sports (@cbssports) on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:24pm PDT

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From The Trailer Park - Bleed For This

The story of Vinny “Paz” Pazienza (Miles Teller), a world champion boxer who came back from a near-fatal, debilitating car crash to get back into the ring again.

Directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room). Also stars Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciaran Hinds, Ted Levine.

Looks like this will be this year’s big sports […]

He Runs Like The Wind

In the lighter side of European news, a Swedish soccer player (pictured above) was flagged and thrown out of the game for a rather unique reason:

[The referee] gave Adam Lindin Ljungkvist two yellow cards, and finally a red, when he broke wind during a match.

The ref called Adam’s flatulence “unsportsmanlike” and, according […]

Saturday Open Thread

Muhammad Ali in George Foreman's grill. RIP

Monday Open Thread

The amazing hole in one from The Master’s

Due Process, what a concept

As if I didn’t loathe the media’s disgusting predilection for steering rush-to-judgement false narratives already, but ESPN’s latest 30 for 30, “Fantastic Lies,” about the Duke lacrosse team, solidified it even more last night.

Scary enough analogies to the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky events as the doc unfolded, but what interviewee Jay Bilas says […]

Monday Open Thread

Denver lineback and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller strip sacked Panthers QB Cam Newton. The fumble was recovered for a touchdown. Broncos win 24–10 and Miller and the Broncos defense had a great game.