Wednesday March 18th, 2015

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Save the Ducks Cheerleaders

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This is University of Oregon Board of Trustees member Ginevra Ralph. I don't like her. Why, you ask? Because she wants to ban the Ducks cheerleading program because fans get “incredibly uncomfortable with the U of O cheerleaders and they actually leave the basketball (arena) during intermission because of the overt sexual dancing, or whatever you want to call it.”. There was a bit more nuance to her statement but you get the gist. And now that you're in the cheerleader mood, here's one from every NCAA tournament school.

The All-Time Fattest Baseball Team

Meet the Fat Men’s Amusement Company, a team that barnstormed in the Midwest in 1910.

Feel-Good Story of the Day

Leah Still, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma on June 2 and was given a 50/50 chance to survive, may be cancer-free. Leah became a household name when her father, Devon, made the Bengals practice squad (which gave him health insurance to help pay for Leah's treatments) and the team began selling replicas of Still's No. 75 jersey and donating the proceeds to pediatric cancer research. 

Lovely Lady of the Day

English model Kara Rose Marshall is not only attractive but also is a Def Leppard fan (see photo No. 4). She earns LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery).

The Truth About Blind Date

I spent way too much time watching Blind Date in my early 20s and thoroughly enjoyed this behind-the-scenes story by a former contestant. 

Good Guy Award

Since you constantly hear about all the bad things athletes are doing, here's a positive story about Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov buying a homeless man a nice dinner and room at a hotel.

One Way to Drop $115,000

Miss Maryland Meets Rob Gronkowski

Predators Fans are Salty

Hampton's Bench is Tournament Ready

Can't Stop Watching This Goal

Odds & Ends

The Nuggets owner's dog hurt its ACL, and then may have led to the team benching some of its best players ... Nothing to see here. Just an 800-pound stingray caught off the coast of Thailand ... Roger Goodell is now more important that President Obama (not really, but this is another bad PR hit for the NFL) ... Gregg Popovich ripped into his Spurs squad after a loss to the Knicks ... The Pouncey Brothers are not fans of Mike Wallace ... Rick Carlisle is now giving Rajon Rondo pregame pop quizzes on the Mavs offense ... William Shatner and Mr. Belding got thrown into a Twitter battle between two WWE superstars .... The Durham Bulls will host a Game of Thrones Night on April 23 ... Rams running back Tre Mason may have gotten himself into some girl trouble, thanks to Twitter ... The best all-time celebrity feuds on Twitter ... The 10 best airports of 2015.

Hoopes on Hoops

Samantha Hoopes has five tips to help you prepare for March Madness. I got bored during the video shoot and used the slow-mo feature on my phone for the second video.

Basketball Announcers Impersonate One Another

The 2015 NCAA March Madness announcers imitate one another’s signature calls.

Jimmy Graham's Biggest Fan

The former Saint invites his biggest fan to watch him play for the Seahawks.

Happy Birthday, Brian Scalabrine

The NBA's favorite redhead turned 38 today. Here's a mashup of his "best" moments.

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