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Lionel Richie blasts Kanye West: I find it offensive when blacks use the N-word - Bench McElroy
[quote]Kanye West’s foul-mouthed performance at the Brits caused a headache for ITV bosses and shocked celebs at the bash – especially music legend Lionel Richie. He was angered by Kanye’s repeated use of the N-word as the rapper debuted new song All Day. Lionel – whose illustrious career took...


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Soldier refuses to tip waitress telling her serving his country was good enough - Bench McElroy
[quote]Is serving your country as a soldier a good reason for refusing to tip a server in a restaurant? Apparently, if a Facebook post that went viral this week is the real deal, at least one former soldier believes it is — and that he is exempt from the ordinary practice of leaving a tip after a me...


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HS Student charged with manslaughter after encouraging friend to commit suicide - Bench McElroy
[img]https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/suicide1.jpg[/img] [quote]A King Philip Regional High School senior has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter, allegedly for urging a friend to commit suicide. She then raised money for mental illn...


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Billionaire Ken Griffin's Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife Wants $1 Million a Month in Alimony - Bench McElroy
[quote]These things add up: $6,800 a month for groceries. $450,000 for a 10-day vacation in St. Bart's. $300,000 a month for a private jet. Another day, another billionaire's divorce turned contentious. Anne Dias-Griffin, the soon-to-be ex-wife of hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, is seeking $1 mi...


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Which league was better: Serie A in the '90s or Premier League in the '00s? - Bench McElroy
Serie A in the '90s 3 European Cups, 8 European Cup Finals, 9 European Cup Semifinals Premier League in the '00s 2 European Cups, 7 European Cup Finals, 15 European Cup semifinals Best Players Serie A Batistuta Baggio Zidane Del Piero Weah Maldini Baresi Ronaldo Buffon Thu...


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Dan Marino: I would have thrown for 6000 yards in today's NFL - Bench McElroy
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGqcbE-a-gU)]LINK[/link] That's my GOAT passing QB. [img]http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/01/14/sports/14dallas.1.190.jpg[/img]...


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Nicolas Cage is a legend and has one of the best resumes in the last 30 years - Bench McElroy
Moonstruck Raising Arizona Wild at Heart Leaving Las Vegas The Rock Face/Off Adaptation Matchstick Men Lord of War Kick-Ass How many actors in the last 30 years can claim a better resume? Cage has been directed by Lynch, Coppola, Coen Brothers, Scorsese, Scott, Jonze, Jewison and Herzog ...


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NFL VP: Changing PI to 15-yard penalty a possibility - Bench McElroy
[quote]Defensive pass interference enforcement is a topic to watch in the wake of the Lions' controversial playoff loss to the Cowboys. Vincent suggested an alternate solution to replay that would make PI a 15-yard penalty rather than a spot foul. There's concern that making pass interference review...


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Team Speed Kills: Missouri luckiest SEC team in '14, LSU and Arkansas unluckiest - Bench McElroy
[quote]Arkansas had some bad luck in 2014. After the Hogs' first loss of the year was a 45-21 defeat to Auburn, they went through the pain of three close losses (plus a fourth larger conference loss loss) before finally breaking their SEC losing streak by beating LSU. Not done, though, they also los...


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Team Speed Kills: Gus Malzahn luckiest coach in the BCS era - Bench McElroy
[quote]It's not a bad way to look at luck though, and I'm going to use it to address one of the most persistent questions of the offseason: just how lucky is Gus Malzahn? I have Pythagorean expectation data for I-A football since 1998. I made a master list of every luck score that every team has ...


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The average televised college football game airs 68 commercials - Bench McElroy
[quote]Sixty-eight commercials. The next time you complain about sitting through a four-hour college football game, remember that TV has to get theirs. The average televised college game has an average of 68 30-second spots. That's 34 minutes of "football" guaranteed before a ball is even snap...


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Bruce Arians rips spread offense QBs: I don't even consider it quarterbacking - Bench McElroy
[quote]It is a big thing. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians colorfully described how much of a transition spread quarterbacks have to make. "So many times, you're evaluating a quarterback who has never called a play in the huddle, never used a snap count," Arians said. "They hold up a car...


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Peterson disappointed about lack of support from Vikings, unsure about return - Bench McElroy
[quote]Peterson told ESPN on Thursday night he is "still uneasy" about the prospect of returning to the Vikings in 2015, saying the organization working with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September made him question how much support he had from the team for whom he has pl...


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Under Armour files trademark infringement lawsuit against "Ass Armor" - Bench McElroy
[quote]Snowboarder Casey Scherr started a company called arse Armor in 2013 to sell shock-absorbing athletic shorts designed to protect the tailbone. Now, the Ft. Lauderdale company faces a trademark infringement lawsuit from Under Armour — and plans to fight. The $3 billion Baltimore athletic app...


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Pat Forde: Is Kentucky basketball comparable to Florida State football? - Bench McElroy
[quote]The Minutes was on “The Tony Kornheiser Show (1)” Monday, also known as the Best Radio Show Extant. On said show, Mr. Tony suggested that perhaps Kentucky (2) is the Florida State of college basketball, comparing the Wildcats to the college football Seminoles. Kornheiser’s question is whet...


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Better rivalry: Iron Bowl or Duke/Carolina? - Bench McElroy
These are the two greatest rivalries in North American sports IMO. Which is the greater rivalry? I think Duke/Carolina is the only rivalry that has the Iron Bowl beat. Carolina/Duke are two in-state schools who hate each other but there's usually more at stake when those two play compared to Bama/Au...


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Terrell Suggs sues dead agent, feels he got screwed after agent died - Bench McElroy
[quote]NFL stud Terrell Suggs is suing his former agent ... who died in 2011 ... claiming he shouldn't have to keep paying commission from his $62 million contract -- because he's been useless ever since he passed away. According to docs filed in federal court in Virginia and obtained by TMZ Sp...


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Saban was Polian's #1 choice to coach Peyton Manning in 2002 - Bench McElroy
[quote]The Indianapolis Colts will interview Ted Cottrell, the Jets' defensive coordinator, at the end of the Jets' season, a Colts team official said. Even though the first person on General Manager Bill Polian's wish list is Nick Saban, the Louisiana State coach and a former N.F.L. assistant co...


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Former AC Milan Manager Sacchi says there are too many blacks playing for Italy - Bench McElroy
[quote]Former coaching great Arrigo Sacchi tried to clarify his remarks Monday after stating he thought there were too many black players in Italy's national team pipeline. "I'm certainly not racist and my history as a coach proves that, starting from [Frank] Rijkaard" Sacchi had said at an award...


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Joe Namath: No QB has ever played the game better than Tom Brady. - Bench McElroy
[quote]VRENTAS: After his fourth title, where do you think Tom Brady stands among quarterbacks to ever have played the game? NAMATH: No one’s ever been better. No one’s ever been better than Tom Brady, I don’t believe. And I go back to watching the guys earlier in some of the darker days, in the ...


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