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Gus Johnson is leaving CBS

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March Madness just got a little less Marchier. Wait, no it should modify Madness. Take it again. March Madness just got less mad. That sounds better. Let's use the second one.

[I]f you’re just getting into soccer, and you love your club, well, then you don’t want anyone to...

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[I]f you’re just getting into soccer, and you love your club, well, then you don’t want anyone to be more totally into your club than you are. So especially if you’re already surrounded by a lot of hyperpartisan fans in your daily life, your instinct may be to go in with blinders on and drink from the chalice of the faith. The problem is that by doing so, you condemn yourself to a life of always being at least a little angry about a thing you supposedly love, a life of storing up slights and spinning them into bitter little stories, a life of basically hostile, suspicious, and un-fun commitment to a thing that only exists to give you joy. The sole and entire point of sports is to enjoy sports; even if you think athletic competition has a deeper purpose, that it helps with moral instruction or enforcing community ties or whatever else, it’s only able to serve that purpose because it’s fun in the first place. If your love of soccer has brought you to a point where you’re no longer really able to see the game as something wonderful and amazing except in narrow moments of unequivocal triumph, then you are doing it wrong, no matter how many kills you rack up on the internet. On that note, it’s also not unimportant that the mind-warp of hyperpartisanship is eventually going to make you think and say things that are, let’s be frank, really f***ing stupid, and that there’s no need for you to be really f***ing stupid just to support your club.

Via an absolutely wonderful post at Run of Play that basically takes everything I've ever tried to say about positivity and mob mentality and makes it so, so much prettier. (h/t to EDSBS)

Gary Williams to retire

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Mike Anderson currently on the phone with Jimmy Sexton. /Joking /Probably

Caption This May-5 Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Max...

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Caption This May-5 Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Max pitched a gem yesterday! Give this former Tiger a caption. Congrats to cstdkd for coming through with a late winner in the Wednesday Contest. You saved our (Canadian) bacon, and we will Rush you some Denmoney. I'm sure you will be Geddy. YYZ. Captions! RECs! Tom Sawyer!

Summer Vacation: Your Son and the Iowa State Cyclones

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Synergy! My Iowa State "Summer Vacation" profile runs at the SBN mothership, and I link to it on Football Study Hall and here, tweeting and re-tweeting from multiple Twitter accounts. You cannot escape my Iowa State preview! You might as well read it!

"Let me put those rumors to rest, Phil Pressey WILL play for Mizzou next year."

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"Let me put those rumors to rest, Phil Pressey WILL play for Mizzou next year."

Frank Haith at student meet and greet Words from the man himself, looks like we have one less thing to worry about!

Caption This May-4 Former Missouri and NBA basketball player Kareem Rush performs during Monday...

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Caption This May-4 Former Missouri and NBA basketball player Kareem Rush performs during Monday night’s ROARS awards at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Ryan C. Henriksen - Tribune Please write a phrase for an upcoming song by Kareem Rush. The Tuesday Contest was a horse race! Probably more exciting than this weekend's Derby. At the wire, it was too close to call for Ausgiano and nwtiger1. You will both receive your own allotment of Denmoney, but you have to share the roses. Captions! RECs! Smooth Jams!

Pitino loses another recruit after Tim Fuller departure

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Could Rodney Purvis end up with the Tigers? With Fuller on board, maybe Haith won't be that bad...

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