The Morning Mix: Stephanie Rice, Shaq, Social Media Outrage and More!

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Are you ready to play the game? Here’s your recap of everything that’s gone down the past 24 hours. As always, we do it supa-dupa-fly like Missy Elliott.

The Big Nostradamus is about to fulfill the Mayan Prophecies: Noted size authority Shaquille O’Neal tweeted that he expects Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow to lead the New York Jets to a Super Bowl. Hey, I can do this, too! The Pittsburgh Pirates will win the World Series! Democrats will cut spending after the November Elections! It will snow in Tucson! Chris Brown will definitely, 100%, never smack anyone again!

People say in life, “Never Look Back.” Welp, F**k that! We’re looking back! Our man sums up Rajon Rondo‘s performance and how effectively he was at being able to beat folks in transition who were crying to the refs.

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Now that he’ll be replaced on ESPN’s Thursday Night College Football broadcasts by David Pollack, we look back in appreciation of Craig James: Nope. Just kidding.

Twitter beefs are the new rap battles: What’s better than rivalries? Rivalries between rival Social Media and PR departments! They are vicious, cutthroat affairs. Rant Sports has procured this shocking exclusive video footage:

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I love when 6’9″, 250-lb. athletes are referred to as ‘pieces’ and ‘assets’, nothing remotely degrading about it, nope nope: Short story – The Detroit Pistons flip Ben Gordon for Corey Maggette. This is noteworthy, because until I read that, I had no idea Corey Maggette was still in the league.

Olympic Coverage is the Tornado of Journalism: Here’s two swimmers getting catty with each other. And another swimmer, the lovely Aussie Stephanie Rice, breaking Twitter when she let this pic spill:

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Someone hasn’t learned yet how to flip the camera on your phone around so you can take a picture of yourself. Still using Myspace-era bathroom mirror protocol. Not a good look, miss.

Zach Parise Will Play For Every Team in the NHL: And I ain’t even mad, bro. Just … my mind feels like it’s been stuffed through a sausage grinder and slobbered on by Pandas on a morphine drip.

Today’s the day you let go of your fear and grab your dreams by the horns. Damn it feels good to be gangsta.

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