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May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014

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May 5, 2014

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  • The playoff beard is a cute badge of honor, its thickness a measure of how deep a team goes into the postseason. Those two dozen stitches in the mug, that four-tooth gap, that broken leg you finish out your shift with? Those are the badges of courage by which the NHL measures itself come spring

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Big Hit

Intramural, promoted as "the epic sports movie for the guys who don't deserve one," premiered at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, and it successfully spoofs the genre. As coach Grant Rosenfalis (Nick Kocher) explains to his team of intramural football players, "You're a rag-tag group of varied archetypes. Currently zeroes. But eventually heroes." Cue the grievous injury, training montage, love story and Big Game, and you've got 100 minutes of sidesplitting sport-movie bliss.

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THEY SAID IT

"There's a chance. Probably pretty slim, but there's a good chance."

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma coach after he was asked if he might name a starting quarterback in the next week.

PHOTORYAN GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY (INTRAMURAL)PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (STOOPS)