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Ben Heisler

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Introducing the 2013 MLB All-Star Disappointment Team

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:42 PM

With Major League Baseball's All-Stars now officially announced in the form of an awkward studio TV show, it seems like a perfectly good time to ruin the buzz of this year's All Star Game and instead, focus on the negatives.

In the midst of celebration and discussion over the chosen...

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The Top 10 Excuses Heat Fans Gave to Try and Get Back into the Arena

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 3:14 PM

I got such a kick out of watching so many Heat fans leave Tuesday night's Game 6 early. I got an even bigger kick out of watching them bang on the doors outside the arena after they realized their team was coming back.

They all had that mortified Arrested Development...

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Meet Tim Tebow, Boston's New Buzzkill

(5) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:22 PM

This should have been a week of celebration and joy for the city of Boston.

Championship hockey would soon commence. The city's beloved Bruins were set to face-off Wednesday night against the President's Trophy winning Chicago Blackhawks. It would be the first "Original 6" matchup since 1979 for the right...

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2013 NBA Mock Draft... With a Twist

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 11:49 AM

Anyone can put together an NBA Mock Draft, but how can one stand out?

I could throw in additional scouting information, add fancy graphics, but how would I be able to create an actual unique concept to the mock draft viewer craving something they've never seen before?

And then...

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'Don't Call Me Clown, Moustache' A Conversation With 'Q' of TruTV's Impractical Jokers

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Many of us would relish the opportunity to prank and embarrass our closest friends.

Very few of us have had the chance to do it professionally.

Brian "Q" Quinn is one of the four stars of the hit TruTV series, Impractical Jokers. For the last two years, Brian and...

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Enjoy Kobe's Live Tweets for as Long as You Can: How Kobe Bryant Killed It on Social Media

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 2:59 PM

He may not be playing, but Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is still showing up in the playoffs.

He's not in uniform. Out with a torn left Achilles tendon sidelining him into part of the 2014 season.

He won't be on the bench either, as the severity of the...

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What if John Sterling Took His Shtick on the Road? Home Run Calls for Remaining 29 Teams

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 7:02 PM

Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling's home run calls are like an awful, yet catchy top-40 pop song. No matter how hard you try to get it to leave your head, it just won't go away and you find yourself saying it out loud several hours later.

Whether you hate them...

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'Never Make Predictions... Especially About the Future': My 2013 MLB Picks

(7) Comments | Posted March 31, 2013 | 6:40 PM

"Never make predictions, especially about the future."

I have always had an affinity for the quotes of the legendary Casey Stengel.

Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Stengel, manager...

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Addressing Meatball Nation: Why Brian Urlacher Leaving Chicago Is a Good Thing

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 5:40 PM

When Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears failed to reach an agreement early Wednesday evening, my head began to spin.

How could this be? The franchise's all-time leader in tackles is out on the street? An eight-time Pro Bowler is searching for work? The 2005 Defensive Player of the Year...

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