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The Strike Zone
July 25, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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July 25, 2011

The Strike Zone

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

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This so-hokey-it's-kinda-charming wedding photo from Joe Flacco's June nuptials.

Larry David's ongoing love affair with sports, evidenced by pop-ins on Curb Your Enthusiasm from Bill Buckner and a (fake) L.A. Dodgers owner.

... Also due for a movie, reportedly: the 784-page ESPN tell-all, Those Guys Have All the Fun.

Brett Favre's brother says there's a "less than 1% chance" of Favre's returning to the NFL... . So there's a chance?

Ron Artest's first attempt at stand-up comedy included a routine about his walking in as a kid on his parents having sex and then grabbing his father's genitals. Ha ... ha?

So much for soccer catching on Stateside. The Copa America, featuring Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez, only airs in Spanish in the U.S.

Eschewing, oh, say, a press conference, a high school football recruit declared his commitment to Alabama last week by shaving the team's logo into his hair.

All those Hope Solo--punning headlines (HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL)—really just an excuse to run her photo.

Perhaps not the best message to send in a lockout: The NBA lent its name and emblem to a French champagne called Les Jeux.

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