INSPIRATIONAL: In a negative sort of way, we should be outraged

Watch Sharks’ Clowe break up an odd-man rush from the bench (VIDEO)
By Harrison Mooney | Puck Daddy – 18 hours ago

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The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings may have clinched a playoff spot well before Thursday’s game ended, but they certainly didn’t play like it. It was a hard-fought battle right to the final horn and then some, with the Sharks narrowly edging their divisional rivals 6-5 in a shootout.

But don’t let the high score fool you into thinking there weren’t any big defensive plays. Why, Ryane Clowe’s pokecheck on Jarrett

Stoll with 3 minutes to go in the 3rd period stands out, and not just because it broke up a very threatening-looking 3-on-2 rush and potentially saved a game-winning goal. It was also the fact that Clowe was on the bench at the time.

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First, it was baseball doping. Second, the headhunting in the NFL. Thiird, this.

Where are our Nation’s standards?

The Duke of Wellington is often quoted as saying that “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton”.

If that’s so, America won’t be winning anythinv any time soon.

We should be outraged!

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RANT: NBC with its thumb on the scales

NBC issues apology on Zimmerman tape screw-up – Erik Wemple – The Washington Post

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This is a complete screw up. I wouldn’t trust NBC with my news needs.

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