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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Creative way to play Rex Ryan foot-fetish in print

Ah, the Rex Ryan situation. In his defense, for all the garbage athletes and celebs are exposed for cheating and whatnot, Ryan is passionate about his wife. That being said, the New York Post dubbed the situation "Agony of DE-FEET."
Here's how the folks at the Chicago Tribune played it.
Bleacher Report wonders, like many others I'm sure, did we need to know about the video, though?
I don't think it's much of a story, but there could be way worse. At least HBO's "Hard Knocks" isn't following the Jets anymore.
Surely, some peace and quiet is all Jets ownership would want for Christmas after the Jenn Sterger-Brett Favre scenario and the Ines Sainz controversy. Not too mention Ryan's pottymouth caused on the aforementioned HBO program and Braylon Edwards' DUI.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Detroit teams set a new standard Sunday

You may have noticed as I did, that all three pro sports teams in Detroit worked overtime Sunday. The number crunchers at STATS, LLC. sure did, pointing out that Sunday was the first time teams from the same city went to OT in the NFL, NHL and NBA in the same day.
Unfortunately, the Red Wings were the team to lose, as the Lions snapped an NFL-record 26-game road losing streak and the struggling Pistons used a shuffled lineup to steal a win from the New Orleans Hornets.

What was the best Michigan sports play of 2010?

Help us decide the best Michigan sports moment of 2010 at on our website. The near perfect game thrown by Armando Galarraga has an early lead, but Michigan State's ascension up the national rankings has a few votes.
Perhaps a primer from SB Nation could give you some ideas.
You can also vote on our Facebook page or on Twitter @TheOPsports.
Sports Illustrated chased down some the biggest national stories.

America loves dogging Mike Vick

Michael Vick's comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles has been a great story, but no matter how much rehab he does professionally, he'll always have a poor image.
Sure, the NY Post is a bit sensational in its typical coverage, but there are always dog jokes when Vick is the topic and an NFL MVP award won't change that.