Let me preface this by saying I HATE All-Star Games. They really serve no purpose to me. Most of the players don’t want to be a part of them and their really unwatchable (especially in the NHL & NFL), and don’t even get me started that MLB bases home field advantage in the World Series on the winner of a mid-season exhibition (one of the biggest jokes in sports). I’d rather there be a week break from games and let players rest and heal up before the playoff rush starts.
In saying all this, when All-Star rosters are announced it’s always good to debate who shouldn’t have made the team and who was snubbed. This year is no exception. Thursday the NHL All-Star team was announced and while some players who have had terrible seasons (Corey Perry and Alex Ovechkin), made the team strictly on their name (I’m surprised they didn’t add Cindy Crosby as well), there are actual players who might not be the sexiest names in the league but are more than deserving of an All-Star nod.
5 – Radim Vrbata, Coyotes – While Vrbata only has 35 points this season he’s currently tied for sixth in goals with 21 and is a +11 on a mediocre Phoenix team. Compare that to Perry (35 points, -11) and Ovechkin (33 points -8). What hurt Vrbata is the Coyotes already have one All-Star (Keith Randle), so to have multiple players on a non-playoff team might have been too much to ask.
4 – Kris Versteeg, Panthers – Versteeg, Phil Kessel, and Joffrey Lupul were three players who came out of the gate on fire. While Kessel and Lupul have surprisingly kept up their scoring pace, Versteeg has cooled off. Even so Versteeg still has 39 points in 41 games and is a +11. More importantly he’s led the Panthers, a team that was expected to fight for the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, to the top of the Southeast Division.
3 – Thomas Vanek, Sabres – Vanek has 40 points in 42 games this season. What hurts him is he’s lumped in with a bunch of players with similar stats who also didn’t make the team. The difference is Vanek’s 19 goals leads a Sabres team that has a lot of trouble putting the puck in the net. In saying that, he’s still a better option than a guy like Logan Couture (31 points).
2 – Scott Hartnell, Flyers – Hartnell is having the best season of his career and is arguably on one of the best lines in the NHL (along with Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr). He currently has 38 points and leads the Flyers with a +18. Sure, he’s not the best skater (Hartnell fall!), but he’s more deserving the some players who embarrassingly call themselves All-Stars.
1 – Jordan Eberle, Oilers - Eberle is currently sidelined with a knee injury and at the time he was seventh in the league in scoring. Even though he hasn’t played in a week he’s still tied for tenth. What’s interesting with Eberle is the NHL told the Oilers that if he was healthy he would have made the team (as would have rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins). I’m calling bulls**t. Dustin Byfuglien made the All-Star team and he’s also injured. To overlook a top 10 scorer and blame it on injury is a pussy move by the NHL (not to mention Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins both lost contract bonuses for not making the All-Star team).
Patrik Elias, Devils – (15G, 25A, -4)
Pekka Rinne, Predators – (22W, 2.55GAA, .919SV%)
James Neal, Penguins – (21G, 15A, -5)
Matt Moulson, Islanders – (20G, 17A, +6)
Loui Eriksson, Stars – (16G, 24A, +12)
Did I miss anyone or are any of my snubs not All-Star worthy? What are your thoughts. Email me at email@example.com and let me know.
With some of the events of the past few weeks going the way they have, I was inspired to make a list of sports figures I thought would have the best possibility of actually exploding. Here we go:
5) Coach K – Mike Krzyzewski’s face last night was incredible. Like Garth said inWayne’s World, “Ever see that scene in Scanners right before the guy’s head explodes?” That is what it was like last week as Duke’s #5 ranking slipped away to the God that is known as Fran Dunphy. Coach K is like Michael Corleone, usually cool, methodical and calculating. However, if you start beating him, and God forbid you are unranked at the time, he becomes more like Sonny Corleone.
4) Tom Coughlin – I hope the Giants never, ever, EVER fire Tom Coughlin. Other than watching him make it to another NFC championship game, there is nothing more entertaining than watching his head turn purple while he’s yelling and like a cartoon, there is steam literally coming off the top of his head and ears. I swear, one day I will get my sh*t together and make a DVD highlight reel of Tom Coughlin losing his mind. The pinnacle might have been the comeback win by the Eagles late last season. If they were so concerned about terrorism up in the Meadowlands, Coughlin shouldn’t be allowed inside the stadium. His head alone is a four ton nuke.
3) John McEnroe – This man-made me like tennis. I hope you understand the levity of that statement. Smashing rackets, cursing out the line judges and yelling at fans; this guy was a f**king rockstar. This dude hosted a game show where he would just ask you questions and you had to monitor your heartbeat. Even when he was calm you would have a slight twinge of fear, that’s how intimidating his potential flip outs would be. In fact, if I were ever in a band, we would be called “McEnroe Rage.” No one would show up to our concerts because they’d all be too afraid.
2) Jerry Jones – Ok, he’s not a coach. You called me out on it. He likes to think he is though. In my mind Jerry Jones is about four feet tall. When his team loses watching him flip out sitting atop that billion dollar stadium is even better than any football game I’ve ever watched. Surrounded by all his rich friends, acting like an idiot and bouncing all around the room. It’s almost as if Will Ferrell called him an “angry little elf.” He even looks like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars. If the Cowboys loose just bad enough, just the right amount of times, I’m sure lightning bolts will fly out of his arms at some point.
1) Bobby Knight – The King of Wrath, there is none higher! Sucka MC’s can call him “arghgfsdghhdsl;kd;” because that’s what you sound like when Bobby Knight is choking you out for missing a free throw. The undisputed king of rage, Bobby Knight is easily the best explosion you can ever see. The guy might as well be a guest on Springer. You never know when he’s going to just wing a chair at you. His face gets as red as a hooker’s lipstick to the point where you wonder if he’s going to be brain-dead due to the lack of oxygen in his brain. Screw The Avengers, these guys need to get together and fight crime themselves. Joss Whedon – get on it!
Throughout the history of sports, any city that has a franchise that has been around forever is going to produce some heroes. Green Bay, who have won 13 NFL titles (most ever) and 3 Division II Final Four’s, has it’s fair share of heroes. Now it’s a personal opinion that numbers are important when you’re talking about the greatness of a player, but what makes him/her a hero? It’s a fans perspective that’s important as well as the numbers. There have been many players that have put up legendary numbers, but produce less than legendary behavior. So with that criteria in mind, and much research on our part, here are Green Bay’s Top 5 heroes.
5- Don Majikowski ”The Majik Man” - The Majik Man wasn’t the greatest QB in Packer history but he was a memorable one. A 10th round draft pick, Majikowski actually had some very productive seasons with the Pack, throwing for over 4,000 yards and 27 TD’s in 1989, but “The Majik Man’s” mystic was not built on numbers. Don Majikowski used to pull out some of the most improbable plays during is short time in the spotlight that he quickly became a fan favorite. It’s only fitting that such a favorite of the fans wound being replaced by the one and only Brett Favre.
4- Aaron Rodgers – The only reason Rodgers is not at the top of this list is because he’s only in his 4th year at the helm of this historic franchise. Barring a massive injury or a pre-mature decline, Rodgers will be near the top of any Green Bay Packers list for many years to come. Rodgers is having an MVP worthy season and is poised to make a run for his second Super Bowl title.
3 – Curly Lambeau - The namesake of the hallowed “Lambeau Field” was also one of its greatest players and coaches. Curly (“hey Moe”) is in the Packers record books for throwing the first pass in Pack history, throwing the first TD in Pack history and kicking the first Field Goal in Packers history. He won 6 NFL titles as the team’s head coach and is so beloved in Green Bay that his name is forever linked with the Green Bay Packers. When you think of Green Bay’s head coaches, one name comes to mind, Vince Lombardi right? But whenever I think of the Packers team the following phrase always comes to mind “on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.”
2 – Ray Nitschke - I shutter to think what it must’ve been like to have to line up against this animal who stood upright and wore a helmet. Not only was Nitschke one of the greatest players in NFL history, but he was one the meanest, hardest hitting linebackers to ever play the game. There are certain images that I will never forget from all of my years watching classic NFL Films specials; Ray Nitschke’s face is one of them. To me, he was the face of Green Bay when I was a kid. Athletic (25 ints in his career) and mean were the lethal combination that Nitshcke used to spread fear throughout the NFL for 15 seasons and lead the Packers to 5 NFL titles including a title game MVP in 1962.
1b – Brett Favre - In my opinion the only reason Favre loses out to Bart Starr on this list is because he left in such a terrible way. I know that other facts have surfaced and we are not really sure whether or not Brett was forced out in favor of Aaron Rodgers, but to go and eventually land with a division rival just to stick it to your former team is bad form, and unfortunately hurt his legacy. I’m sure that the old adage “time heals all wounds” will apply when history remembers Brett in Green Bay, but right now I think that wound is still fresh (considering Aaron Rodgers has done a great job of making Pack fans forget that Brett guy. Brett who?). In any case, “The Golden Brett” won one Super Bowl title in two appearances and won the NFL MVP four times, and is the only player in NFL history to win the MVP three consecutive seasons. He won eight division titles, went to five NFC championship games and started every game for the Green Bay Packers in his 16 seasons there.
1a – Bart Starr – You can’t talk about the Green Bay Packers without talking about Bart Starr. It’s wasn’t statistics, and it wasn’t glamour, it was his flat out ability to win. Starr won 5 NFL titles (three in a row) a season MVP and a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He held most of the Packers passing records until Brett came along and will always be considered THE QB of the Green Bay Packers. Hell, I’m not a Packers fan by any stretch and I love the guy.
Reggie White - One of the greatest D-Linemen of all-time and one of the finest gentlemen to grace the gridiron. With punks like Ndamukong Suh and Albert Haynesworth in the NFL these days, you really have to wonder what made Reggie such a kind soul. White died entirely too young, but he lives on in the hearts of Packers and Eagles fans forever.
Sterling Sharpe - In my opinion, Sharpe would’ve been one of the greatest Wide receivers of all-time if he wasn’t forced to retire due to a neck injury. He was the most dominant Wide receiver in the game for the better part of his 7 seasons in Green Bay and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.
So there you have it Packers fans, this was the list I came up with. I was looking for other players from your Junior pro Hockey team (The Gamblers) or a player from the UW-Green Bay squad but they just couldn’t crack the list. The cheeseheads dominate Green Bay, and that’s the way it should be. If I missed anybody, or I got the order wrong, leave us a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
5- LA Lakers Vs. Sacramento Kings (NBA) – This one is simple, the Kings just suck now (even with the Kings stunning defeat of the Lakers two nights ago). It seems that this rivalry was red hot in the late ’90′s when the Kings were a championship contender. For a three year stretch from 2000 to 2003, the Kings hooked up with the Lakers in the playoffs each year. Being in-state rivals was one thing, but the 2003 Western Conference Finals series was the pinnacle of this rivalry. To this day, I still don’t know what game the refs were calling in Game 6, but it wasn’t the Kings and the Lakers that’s for sure. The Lakers received questionable call after questionable call for the majority of that game resulting in a Game 7 in Sacramento. The Lakers went on to win Game 7 in a dramatic OT win in which they came back from a large deficit in 4th quarter. The Kings to this day have not recovered from this loss.
4- Kansas City Royals Vs. New York Yankees (MLB) – During the late 70′s through the mid 80′s, these two teams were among the best teams in baseball every season. With both squads littered with Hall of Famers (George Brett, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson, etc) the quality and intensity of baseball that was being played was at the highest level every game. Matching up several times in the ALCS (4 times from ’76-’80) with the Yankees winning three of those four meetings, but the Yanks never dominated the Royals. These series looked more like fierce battles in an epic war. The Royals finally beat the Yanks in 1980 en-route to a World Series loss to the Phillies.
Side Note: the famous Pine Tar incident with George Brett took place in Yankee stadium also.
3- Cleveland Brown Vs. Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) – Two teams with the same founder have to hate each other on some level right? Paul Brown, perhaps one of the finest coaches ever and the founder of both franchises, was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1945 to 1963 when he was ousted by owner Art Modell. The move obviously was not met with joyous uproar from the fan base (considering the team was named after coach Brown) and Brown’s next move is probably what caused such a strong rivalry in the first place. In 1968, Paul Brown returned to football by purchasing and coaching the AFL’s Cincinnati Bengals. He would coach them until 1976 and year after year the Browns and the Bengals would meet, and each game was as bitter as the last. These were personal, deep wounds that the players played out on the field. In 1976, Brown officially retired as coach, but stayed on as president. As president of the Bengals, they made it to two Super Bowls (losing both to the 49ers) something Modell’s Brown never did.
That was long ago. This rivalry has been dead since at least the 80′s since both teams have been mostly terrible since then. First off, the Modell owned Browns moved to Baltimore to become the Ravens in 1995, thus ending any real connection to the old rivalry, and the new Brown’s haven’t really made any noise as a franchise in the years since they’ve been back. As for the Bengals, with the exception of one or two seasons in the playoffs, they too have been largely irrelevant on the field. Their relevance seems to be more present in a court room rather than a football field.
Is their a rivalry that you remember being a great one that just doesn’t live up to that hype anymore, or even worse doesn’t have a hype anymore? Email me and tell me about them email@example.com or follow us on Twitter @TheSportsRiot.
Dear Santa, It’s that time of year again when you put on your red suit and give all the good children presents– and the bad ones, well, they’re shit out of luck. Now I know I’m not a kid, and it’s highly doubtful I made the Good List this year, but I do have a few requests. Don’t worry; it’s nothing crazy like a car, a winning lottery ticket, or instant fame and success (although I wouldn’t complain about those). It’s just some basic wishes that I that I think, with your influence and with a couple of calls, you can make happen. Although I haven’t been the ideal guy this year, I’ll be sure to leave out cookies and milk for you (this year I’ll make sure the milk isn’t spoiled) if you do me this solid and hook me up with these requests.
Considering the Clippers have never been a good team (and the only Clippers fan I can think of is Bill Simmons), it would be refreshing to see them take over LA and, for once, the Lakers take a back seat. Besides, it’ll be funny to see all these life-long Clippers fans come out of the woodwork when they’re in the playoffs.
Look, sex sells and men are pigs; if you bring in a couple less-talented-but-smoking-hot players into the league, dudes will start watching the WNBA (men can overlook a terrible product if they get to stare at hot chicks on a basketball court. We’re shallow like that). It worked for tennis. Personally I don’t like to watch tennis, but if Maria Sharapova is playing Petra Kvitova, I’ll pause my channel surfing and watch a couple of sets. It’s what guys do. Ladies, if you’re dating a guy who said he wouldn’t do that, he’s lying.
Although the Jets are currently in 11th place in the conference, they are only one point behind the eighth-seed Senators and seven points behind the division-leading Panthers. If the Jets continue their up-tempo style of hockey, there’s no reason to think the playoffs are out of reach.
Should they make the playoffs, I will keep my word and get a Winnipeg Jets tattoo, the logo chosen by the Rioters! in Manitoba.
Now the Marlins are “Miami”, and they are going into a new stadium, with horrific looking uniforms, and have made a splash in free agency; all fourteen of the Marlins faithful think they have a legitimate chance at challenging the Phillies for the division. Sure, the additions of Mark Buerhle, Heath Bell, and Jose Reyes are nice, but their manager is a cocky, obnoxious asshole who would rather drop ten f-bombs during a press conference than actually formulate an articulate sentence as to how his team performed.
I know Ozzie Guillen stepped in shit once and won a World Series with the White Sox, but that’ll never happen again. Guillen was a loser as a player and a loser as a manager. Couple that with a city that doesn’t care about the Marlins, and they’ll be selling off pieces during next year’s trade deadline when the team is in the red.
While I think it could happen, it’s probably not likely, but I’m hopeful that Santa can get a hand in there and work some magic. The Eagles’ little hot streak, and their outside shot at making the playoffs, is the worst thing for an Eagles fan. The hot streak will end up as gigantic blue balls, as it’s just enough decent play to give fans a false sense of hope. Eagles fans, forget it; it’s not going to happen. This little hot streak at the end of the season is just enough to save Andy’s fat ass. He’ll be back next season and we’ll continue to be frustrated.
Unless you’re an Eagles fan and see what he does week in and week out, you won’t understand my frustration. People might see a coach that takes his team to the year after year, but I see a guy who’s an asshole to the media, doesn’t know how to manage a clock and isn’t capable of winning the big game. As an Eagles fan, I’m sick of being a bridesmaid.
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There are firefighters who are sitting in their firehouse waiting in case they need to prevent or stop a holiday tragedy. It’s their job to literally put their lives on the line and save the Average Joe and for that I thank them. There are the police who are out patrolling the street keeping us safe, and there are the doctors and nurses who are manning emergency rooms ready to help should some unfortunate action happen. And most importantly, there are the brave members of our military, some of whom won’t be home for Christmas, in the name of freedom and patriotism.
All these people will be sacrificing time with their families to help us. I am grateful to all of them.
Tiger Woods has been getting a lot of coverage this week with him finally winning an event last weekend (albeit an event he set up, but whose counting right?). So all of that got me thinking about dominant dynasties in sports history. The ones that make the great comeback, and those that do not, because not all great dynasties make the comeback. It’s easy to pick sports greatest dynasties; Yankees, Canadiens, Steelers, but the one-time dynasties may be a little more interesting. You’ve heard of one-hit wonders; you know the team that barely makes the playoffs and before you know it, they are raising the banner. Well I’m here to bring you the one-hit wonder dynasties. Those great runs that came to an end, and for whatever reason never returned.
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4- The NBA bites it – I mean really, these bitches are fighting their battles in the press now. They can’t even set up a f’n meeting without whining about the other side. There were at least 27 conflicting reports leading up to the meeting they were supposed to have on Saturday night; and I still don’t know if it happened or not. And here’s the best part, while all this is going on, LeBron James is tweeting and challenging real football players to flag football games. WTF? Doesn’t this ass-hat care that his bread and butter, the game he’s supposed to be passionate about, is pissing away any hope it had of being a relevant part of this years sports story. Anybody miss the NBA right now? Anyone? Yeah, me neither. It would be amazing if Ray Lewis accepted LBJ’s challenge and then f**king decapitated him as he crossed the middle.
3- Heavy D Dead at 44 – This is just tragic and sad. Even though I’m not much of a Hip-Hop fan, I’ve grown to appreciate old school Hip-Hop as I’ve grown up a little. I’ve also, like most 30+ year olds, grown nostalgic about my childhood, especially my high school years. Well Heavy D and The Boyz were very much a part of the fabric of my high school years. The song “Now That We Found Love” was on every Top 40 station, and played at every Sweet 16 party I went to. Then possibly one of the best shows on TV at the time was “In Living Color” and Heavy D did the theme song to that. It’s always sad when a 44 year old dies, especially one that seemed to be a class act and not into the negativity of all of that “gansta” non-sense that seemed to be going on at the time. He was positive, and fun, and those are the memories his songs will always bring to mind for me. Heavy D (Dwight Arrington Myers) RIP.
1- Smokin’ Joe Frazier – It happened quickly, like a George Foreman phantom punch. Last week, news surfaced that Joe Frazier had Liver Cancer and was not doing very well. Well, yesterday, one of the greatest fighters ever lost his bout with cancer and past on at the all too young age of 66. I unfortunately was entirely too young to remember ever seeing Frazier fight, but the stories I would hear from my father about the man who posed the biggest challenge to Muhammed Ali were thrilling and make me wish I had seen them when they happened. Frazier boxed when boxing was legit. When boxing was THE event. Today, it’s almost poetic that as guys like Frazier, Ali, and Foreman enter the twilight of their years here on earth, so is the sport of Boxing. It almost feels right to me, because Boxing will never reclaim the status it had in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. Mayweather-Pacquaio may prove to be a big deal if it ever goes off, but it will never rival “The Thrilla in Manilla,” Hagler-Leonard, and definitely Frazier-Ali at MSG. I’ve heard more about this fight than any other, and it took place 5 years before I was even born. I’ve seen it hundreds of times, but it’s makes me wish I was around to catch it live. Joe Frazier was a great boxer, and a legend in American sports and he will be missed. Joe Frazier RIP.
Sometimes as a legendary career ends in sports, several wrongs can occur. You could have a guy hang on for entirely too long and be a shell of the legend they once were. You can have a guy be forced into retirement a little too early by a team that wants to move on to a younger option. Or you can have a guy leave the team he’s been associated with and go somewhere else. Now sometimes, this move comes early enough that it’s not very strange; like Roger Clemens being traded to Toronto or Nolan Ryan to any of his other teams. Sometimes the move is late in a career and even though it takes a little bit, it looks right; like when Manny Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers or Mark Messier went to the New York Rangers. But then there are those that just don’t sit right. As a matter of fact, these moves are so strange looking to me that I still pretend they didn’t happen. I’m actually looking at this piece right now as I write it, as a piece of fiction. So enjoy my imaginary list.
5- Peyton Manning going anywhere – Obviously this list was inspired by the talk over the past week of Peyton Manning possibly moving to another team next year in order to make room for Andrew Luck. I sat down and tried to think of a team that Peyton Manning would fit on and I’m sorry I just can’t find one. I can’t think of one uniform or helmet that I can see on Peyton’s enormous head. Can you see Peyton taking the reigns in Tennessee (which is where he went to college)? Can you see him behind center in Cleveland? How about Miami? I just can’t see it.
4- Dwight Gooden in Cleveland – Dr. K, as he became known as during his years in Queens, was the New York Mets ace for 11 seasons. When the strike ended and baseball returned in ’96, Doc Gooden signed with the New York Yankees. Did it anger me? Yes. Did I view him as traitor? Yes. Was it weird? NO! Any ball player in the Yankee pinstripes looks right. I think that’s part of the appeal of playing for the Yanks. You need proof? Ask any Red Sox fan if they would’ve ever imagined seeing Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon or Wade Boggs in pinstripes. I rest my case on this issue. But after two years in the Bronx, “Doc” took his deteriorating skills to Cleveland where he pitched for another two seasons. This particular entry to the list may be more personal than odd, but seeing Doc Gooden in an Indians jersey was very, very unsettling.
3- Wayne Gretzky in St. Louis – I still get confused when I see the occasional picture of “The Great One” in a Blues jersey. The Kings, and the Rangers made sense but St Louis? What a very odd place for Gretzky to end up? He only played like 20 games in St Louis, but it’s still a very odd picture to see. It’s SO odd, that seeing pics of Gretzky in an Indianapolis Racers jersey makes more sense.
2- Michael Jordan in Washington – This one was a toss up between Jordan in a baseball uni or in a Washington Wizards jersey. For some reason I get the sense that if they were still the Bullets at the time, it wouldn’t have been as weird, but that goofy Wizards logo sealed the deal on how odd this was. Jordan sucked at baseball, there’s no denying that, but he looked good. Jordan was an athlete, and could make most sports uniforms look good, but the Wizards? There is no helping that. The fact that Jordan came back after four years away from the game and was a shell of the Legend he was in Chicago may have contributed to the oddness of these pictures, but either way, Jordan in a Wizards jersey should not have happened.
1- Joe Montana in Chiefs Red – I was not a 49ers fans. I am not a football purist nor do I care about the sanctity of the game. I am, however, nostalgic about things from my childhood (note my current obsession with the Winnipeg Jets because of an odd childhood memory that I cherish). So with that said, seeing Joe Montana in a Kansas City Chiefs helmet was devastatingly weird for me to deal with. As a child of the 80′s (my formative years, ages 4-14, were during that decade) Joe Montana defined what a QB should be. He was the best of the best, and he donned the Gold and Red of the San Fransisco 49ers. Then one day in 1993, my world was rocked. Joe Montana took the field in the Chiefs cherry red and white uniforms, and HIS NUMBER WAS DIFFERENT! WTF?! 19! Is nothing sacred? Not that I care because as I said before, none of this is real, but what a nightmare right? Montana, wearing number 19 in Arrowhead? What a messed up dream that was. He would probably take them to the playoffs or something.
Honorable Mention (if these actually happened it would be weird)
*Patrick Ewing as a Seattle Supersonic
*Darryl Strawberry as a Dodger
*Mike Piazza as a Florida Marlin
*Reggie Jackson as an Oriole
*Mark Messier as a Canuck
*Bryan Trottier as the Rangers Head Coach
Well, that’s the list. Did I miss one? Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on twitter @TheSportsRiot.
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