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Posted: Wednesday December 31, 2008 11:05AM; Updated: Wednesday December 31, 2008 2:43PM
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By Jimmy Traina
Fast Woman
Danica Patrick: AP

If you're a pro driver and attractive enough to be in the SI Swimsuit issue, you'd think you could talk your way out of speeding ticket, especially if you weren't going that fast. You know, you could play the whole "Sorry, just practicing for the big race" card or the "Sorry, I just got lost (while you smile and play with your hair)" card. Well, none of that helped Danica Patrick as she was caught speeding for the second time in 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Maybe if the good officer had seen these pictures he might have changed his mind.

Zamboni On The Rocks

Its one thing to be caught speeding, it's another to be caught drinking and driving, and it's quite another to be cited for drunk driving while sitting atop an idling Zamboni inside a vacant arena. Such was the case of Adam Patterson, who appeared to be extremely intoxicated, police said.

Teeing Off On Obama

You can tell a lot about a man from his golf swing and after taking a look at Barack Obama's form, The Angry T has some serious concerns about our president-elect. Seriously.

A Curious Case
Greg Oden: AP

You know how Greg Oden is 20 but looks 50? Well, after the release of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a film where Brad Pitt plays a man who starts aging backwards, there might actually be an explanation to the Oden mystery.

The Face of Denver

Mike Shanahan won't be showing his face on the home sideline at Broncos games anymore, but that doesn't mean we can't look back and reminisce about the many faces of Shanahan during his long, distinguished tenure in Denver.

Chase This

Missouri's Chase Daniel wasn't able to duplicate the success he had last year when he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and had the Tigers one win away from the BCS National Championship game, but it's all good. He can still hang his hat on having the hottest girlfriend in the Big 12, at least amongst the quarterbacks.

Diddy Boots Bearcats
Diddy: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

There aren't many hotels in Miami Beach hotter than the recently opened Fontainebleau, which is good news and bad news for Cincinnati football players who have been staying there for the Orange Bowl. While the hotel has been a hot spot at night, the team will be moving to a more subdued location on New Year's Eve as Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is scheduled to have a New Year's Eve party there on Wednesday night. Why do I get a feeling that party will be more exciting than anything that happens at the Orange Bowl?

Death Wish

There's nothing worse than a bad fad that won't go away. (Why do people still insist on wearing Uggs?) Here's a list of the top 10 that we can only pray will die in 2009.

Wrong Again

When you're a sports columnist, you're forced to stick your neck out on a lot of subjects and fire off knee-jerk opinions and predictions on a weekly basis. Thankfully, there are always people out there who are eager to collect and re-post the ones that didn't quite hit the mark.

Campus Clicks
Our girl Whitney McMillan proved to be popular at the polls. : Courtesy of Whitney McMillan

The votes are in for the Co-Ed Magazine Cheerleader of the Year ... Slick Rick strikes again ... Beware of chemistry majors ... Bulldog Benefactors ... Video: Duck Hunt is freaky.

Ice Girls Go Wild

The NHL may be struggling to attract fans and media attention in the States, but here's one good idea that the Dallas Stars had (you know, after the Sean Avery experiment failed). Put your "Ice Girls" on a yacht while wearing bikinis and let the good times roll.

Hard Head

Here's an example of why you should always wear a helmet, and an example of a video that I hope is fake. Why else would your buddy watch you crack your head against a rock and continue to hold the camera steady while asking if you're okay instead of checking on you?

Prison Thriller

I'm not sure what's weirder: that more than 1,500 inmates choreographed a performance of Thriller or that moren than 200 million people have viewed it on YouTube.

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