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Jan. 11, 2016
Jan. 11, 2016

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Jan. 11, 2016

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ADRIAN PETERSON
  • SUSPENDED BY THE NFL FOR MOST OF 2014 BECAUSE HE FAILED TO SHOW "MEANINGFUL REMORSE" OVER CHILD-ABUSE CHARGES, SORTS OUT HIS FEELINGS ON PARENTING, FORGIVENESS AND BEING A PUBLIC PARIAH

TEXANS' GAME PLAN
  • By GREG A. BEDARD

    BEFORE THE DECISIVE GAME OF THEIR SEASON, THE TEXANS GAVE SI AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT HOW THEY DECIDED ON THE PLAYS THEY WOULD CALL

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
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When fans vote

Teams can't resist attempting to engage fans by getting them to vote for stuff online. But Internet denizens live to trivialize, demean and otherwise troll anything that's not password protected. The latest example is the NHL All-Star Game. See the chart for details and further examples.

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WHO YEAR OBJECTIVE OUTCOME
Mets 2008 Pick an eighth-inning song Fans picked Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," but the song lost a subsequent team-led runoff.
NBA 2011 All-Star team Yao Ming, who'd played only five games while battling a left ankle injury, was voted a starter.
ESPN 2015 Heisman favorites Although the network dropped Navy QB Keenan Reynolds from the ballot for a day, fans voted him No. 1.
NHL 2016 All-Star team John Scott, a forward who was waived three times by the Coyotes this year, was elected one of four captains.
PHOTOPETER STILL/REDFERNS/GETTY IMAGES (ASTLEY)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MING)PHOTOELSA/GETTY IMAGES (REYNOLDS)PHOTOMATT KARTOZIAN/USA TODAY SPORTS (SCOTT)