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THE STRIKE ZONE
October 31, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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October 31, 2011

The Strike Zone

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

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Now the Jürgen Klinsmann Plan makes sense. The 14-year-old son of the new U.S. soccer coach was called up to the U.S.'s U-15 camp.

An LAPD Bomb Squad explosive-defusing robot dropped the puck before a Kings home game on Sunday.

Christian Ponder puns. Let us ponder when they might cease... .

The motherly love of the New Jersey woman who let her son, a Wagner forward, dunk over her during Midnight Madness.

Tip of the hat to Marty Schottenheimer. The NFL's sixth winningest coach finally won the big one—albeit in the UFL, with the Virginia Destroyers.

Unforeseen downside of the NBA lockout: more time for players like Stephen Jackson and Brandon Bass to record rap videos.

RIP Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) writer Paul Leka. Might we suggest a rendition in his honor?

The ongoing tale of Man City mischief-maker Mario Balotelli. Last Saturday the 21-year-old accidentally set his home aflame using fireworks; on Sunday he burned Man U with two scores in a City win.

Among the many perks of being a UCLA cheerleader, as outlined on the squad's website: free teeth whitening.

Marco Fábian, the Mexican first-division striker who celebrated a goal by mock-executing a teammate with a finger pistol.

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