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Breaking news: the world just got even more ridiculous. Yes, Arsenal has acquired a fetus who is expected to be born sometime around January 2013. Read the full story below.

http://www.mingeford365.co.uk/wengernews.html

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By: @Sean_Grimm

Justin Combs and his family as he signs his national letter of intent to play football for UCLA.

The latest buzz in the controversial world of college athletics is whether or not Sean “P-Diddy” Combs’ son, Justin Combs, should accept his athletic scholarship to UCLA to play football for the Bruins.

Combs’ father’s worth is in the hundred millions due to a successful musical and acting career. Many feel as though this means Combs should feel obligated to pass on the scholarship and give the opportunity to someone who “needs” it more.

Attention people who feel that way: shut up.

It’s called an athletic scholarship for a reason. It’s not financial aid; it’s not academic. Combs is getting his ride paid for because of his work on the field and his ability to help UCLA to their goals on the gridiron. His dad’s money has nothing to do with this and shouldn’t.

Plus, this kind of things happens all the time — kids from well-off and privileged families get athletic scholarships every year. You’re just hearing about this case because of Combs’ father’s fame. If anything, the public should be happy for Combs and view his story in a positive light.

As a kid who was probably given anything he wanted growing up from his dad, it probably feels good for him to earn something on his own from his own talent and abilities.

Regardless of who they are, a college athlete worthy of scholarship has put in the dedication and hard work to earn the luxury of having their education paid for. End of story.

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Piggybacking off my Lo Viste article yesterday, I recently found where Marlins fans can get their hands on one of Emilio Bonifacio’s “Lo Viste” shirts. Check it out at the link below and get yours today!

Get your Lo Viste shirt here

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By: @Sean_Grimm

Anyone who’s ever suited up and been a part of a competitive team knows that one of the more quirky and fun aspects of sports is the traditions and superstitions. From the “rally cap” to the high socks, the most famous and common traditions are easy to spot.

However, some of the more interesting and fun traditions tend to break the mold and can quickly spread throughout fan bases and the general public.  For example, LeBron James’ powder toss that he began using during his Cleveland Cavalier days. There is some debate as to whether or not James is the true pioneer of the act, but regardless, he undoubtedly trademarked it.

Emilio Bonifacio gets the credit for creating the Lo Viste tradition

The Miami Marlins have started a tradition of their own that is rapidly gaining popularity in South Florida.  What is it?

Lo Viste.

Marlins’ utility player Emilio Bonifacio created the tradition himself last season, but it never really caught fire until this year.  The act of the Lo Viste is done by raising your hand to your face and holding a sideways V with your middle and index fingers up to your eye.

And if you’re wondering what the English translation of “Lo Viste” is, it’s “see that”.

Now whenever any Marlin gets a hit, they can be seeing throwing up the V to their eye seconds later as they look back towards their dugout. It has become a fun tradition for the fans to take part in as well and Lo Viste has become a regular part of every Marlins fan’s vocabulary.

Some, like buddies and I, have even gotten a little creative with it. What do college kids for fun? Create drinking games, of course.  If you’re ever out in a bar in Tallahassee and see a few guys holding up V’s to their eyes, that’s us.  The last person to throw it up to their eye has to drink.

Original, I know.

What are some of your favorite traditions? Is there anything you or a team of yours created while you played a sport?

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By: @Sean_Grimm

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After the Miami Heat’s LeBron James missed the final shot in regulation last night, sending his team to overtime against the Boston Celtics, everyone knew exactly what was coming on ESPN, Twitter, and Facebook the next day: LeBron isn’t clutch.

Well, that got me thinking and doing some research. I came across this article and it’s pure gold. The statistics are rather eye-opening, especially if you’re a LeBron hater and a Kobe fanatic. Props to the guys over at Liberty Ballers for putting this together, it’s good stuff.  Click the link below to read their analysis.

Read the article here.

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By: @Sean_Grimm

Everything continues to go according to plan down in Miami, as the Miami Marlins stay hot with a sweep over the first place Washington Nationals and the Miami Heat take a 2-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics.

Not only did the Marlins successfully knockoff the Nation’s Capital’s team for the third night in a row, but the also set a franchise record for most wins in a single month at 21. The win also brought the Fish within a half of a game of the Nationals for possession of first place in the National League East.

Josh Johnson picked up his third win of the 2012 season, bringing his record to 3-3. Closer Heath Bell also took another step down the path of regaining his confidence as he successfully saved the win for Miami, bringing his count to 10 saves on the year.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this run in Miami has been the bat of Giancarlo Stanton and on Wednesday night, that bat stayed hot. Stanton went 2-3 at the plate with a solo shot (13) and another RBI (39).

Hanley Ramirez’s batting average also continued its steady climb, as the newly-converted third baseman went 3-4 on the night.

With the Nationals in the rear view mirror, the Marlins finally have a day to catch their breaths before its off to Philadelphia for a showdown with the Phillies that begins on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

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By: @Sean_Grimm

The Miami Marlins continue to play exceptional baseball, handing the Washington Nationals their second loss in as many nights.  Prior to arriving in South Florida, the Nationals had won six of their last seven games, including a sweep in Atlanta over the Braves.

The Fish were guided by another strong start from Anibal Sanchez, who tossed seven innings and gave up zero earned runs. Heath Bell collected his ninth save of the season.

The Nationals’ young star, Bryce Harper, went just 1 for 4, but that sole hit was an impressive drive off the left center wall that would result in a triple for the youngster from Nevada.

Miami’s offense stayed hot, lead by the bats of Hanley Ramirez and Giancarlo Stanton.  Ramirez racked up his eighth long ball of the year and upped his RBI total to 33. Stanton added a key RBI of his own, bringing his count to 37 on the year. Jose Reyes also extended his current hit streak to 10 games with a 1 for 4 effort.

With the win, the Marlins now stand at 28-22, just 1.5 games out of the first place Nationals. Tomorrow marks the end of the three game series, with the Fish aiming for a sweep to take a step closer to first place in the National League East.

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