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During last night's Clippers-Hornets game, New Orleans center Jason Smith tried to stop Blake Griffin on a fast break and channeled his inner Troy Polamalu. The best part of this is listening to the different reactions from each team's broadcast. The Clippers' broadcasters were livid, saying things like, "How about going over and saying 'Blake, how ya doin, bud. I'm sorry," and "It's like a linebacker taking out a tight end who doesn't see him coming," and "There's just not place in the NBA for a play like that." The New Orleans announcers were a little tamer. They said: "The fact that he didn't let him get in the air to foul him, so it means Blake wasn't gonna get injured so badly, and "I don't think he made a play on the ball," which was basically the equivalent of saying "I don't think the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries marriage lasted that long."
No, I Don't Think He Played The Ball
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe thinks Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilmashould be suspended for life for his alleged role in Bounty-gate. That led to Eagles tight end Brent Celektaking this shot at Kluwe on Twitter.
Saints Bounties + Twitter = Gold
I expected some crazy stories about how New York City establishments would try to capitalize on Tim Tebow coming to the Big Apple. Well, I haven't been disappointed. One bar is offering "No Sex on the Beach" drink in honor of Tebow.
Full discourse: I know nothing about the Hunger Games. I do know that a) I almost got trampled on my way to work a couple of days ago because someone from the cast appeared on Good Morning America; b) the movie opens today; c) I've been getting a lot of e-mails from people saying I need to feature the lead actress from the film, Jennifer Lawrence. So here is a gallery.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Jennifer Lawrence :: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheimwasn't that interested in talking toLesley Visser of CBS during halftime of Syracuse's win over Wisconsin last night. ... Bulls announcer Stacey Kingwent nuts after Joakim Noah dunked on Glen "Big Baby" Davis. ... The Cardinals will wear gold jerseys on Opening Day in honor of their World Series championship last season.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski talks about how he's recovering from ankle surgery, whether his Spanish has improved (Yo soy, Fiesta!), how big the "Gronk Spike" has become, the difference between "Getting Hyped" and "Getting Gronk'd" and more. You can listen to the podcast below, download it on iTunes or download it to your mp3 player.
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Samuel Jackson did the introductions before last night's Clippers-Hornets game.
Sports Video Of The Day
Here is the latest installment of This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.
Jimmy Kimmel Video Of The Day