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The Strike Zone
May 16, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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May 16, 2011

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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Van Buren Boys! A fourth-tier English soccer goalie was punched in the face and cursed at by a group of pitch-storming teenagers, including a 13-year-old boy and a ponytailed girl.

Step One in the Jimmer World Domination Plan: check. The former BYU star is getting his own reality show.

This utterly awesome Super Mario Brothers--themed routine won only silver at the World Figure Skating Championships?!

Calvin Borel and 11 other jockeys posed for a 2012 beefcake calendar.

Heat officials have been draping their seats with white to make their (mostly empty well into the first quarter) arena look occupied.

The rollicking phoniness of this glam shot of a young Rob Lowe (in soccer cleats, on grass, holding a—basketball?), which appears in his new memoir.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson played the wolf pack speech from The Hangover before a playoff loss to the Mavs. So, yeah; maybe just Braveheart again next time... .

Deadspin's crafty and telling "Essay About Bin Laden's Death, Constructed Entirely Out of Athletes' Tweets."

Royal wedding + Kentucky Derby = Big floppy hat fatigue.

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