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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning: Getting Lit

    Big Lighter
    Here’s to lighting a fire under your ass on a Monday.

    News/Politics

    Peace Between Palestine & Israel: Well, not quite yet. Feel free to hold breath.

    There Hugo: The opposition takes another small bite out of Hugo Chavez’s hold on Venezuela.

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    David Beckham cheats on Victoria with a hooker!! (and other sports news)

    David Beckham cheated on Victoria with a hooker!!!

    Now, before you jump on me for sensationalizing this, remember, I was, and still occasionally am a sports writer. It's a position I take seriously. It's an honorable profession.

    And David Beckham corner-kicked Posh Spice for a busty hooker!

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    Ines Sainz: How can NFL Players NOT sexually harass her?

    The NFL and its players have a reputation problem. It seems that every 10 minutes or so, an NFL player or former NFL player is being accused of assaulting a woman or worse. As problem’s go, it’s not a good one. But with the incredible popularity of the game, thus far things like rape and domestic abuse have barely made a dent in the game.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – The Danger Zone

    Tommy Maddox
    Tommy Maddox turns 39 today. He may not have been one of the better quarterbacks in Pittsburgh Steelers history, but he never raped anyone, and that’s a good thing.

     

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – A Pee-Wee Protest

    Protest this!
    You just aren’t American if you aren’t protesting something.

    News/Politics

    More Bad Eggs: Remember, if you’re going to make an omelet, you’re going to have to give a few thousand people salmonella.

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    Writing sports in the United Arab Emirates for The National

    From time to time I’ve been known to escape the confines of this blog, and this week is one of those times, as I have some stories up at The National, an English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.

    The stories – given to me by former colleague Paul Oberjuerge – were on sporting venues in South America. The three stories:

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    America: Home of the Free, the Brave, and the Cheaters

    Thierry Henry is headed for New York. Who is Thierry Henry? Well, that's a complicated question.

    Wait. No, it's not. He's a cheater.

    I understand that cheating, or at least pushing the limits of fair play, is a part of soccer. But it doesn't mean I have to like it. Inadvertent handballs are one thing, but catching the ball and putting it on your foot is certainly another. He didn't even try to hide it.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 14, 2010

    Monsters
    The arrival of heavily armed monsters barely caused a stir with most Americans (HT Dvorak).

    News/Politics

    Small Banks Can Bite It: Seems the bailout of mega-banks has hurt smaller banks. But they can deal with it themselves.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 13, 2010

    Yes, they survived. See Boing Boing for more on a Holocaust Survivor, his daughter & Grand children dancing at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe.

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    Cleveland Is Okay. Seriously.

    Friday morning I was in Cleveland, where all the news was about LeBron James. That afternoon, I got on a plane and flew to Not Cleveland in order to attend a wedding. Now I'm back.

    The wedding was delightful, except for one thing. Several people I spoke with were firmly convinced that the city of Cleveland was basically on fire. They were grateful that I had gotten out of town "before they burn it down." I blame ESPN for this.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 12, 2010

    Spain world cup
    Spain celebrates it’s first World Cup triumph (AFP)

    World Cup

    Spain Takes First World Cup: In a game that featured two beautiful teams playing rough-and-tumble soccer, Andre Iniesta hit an overtime goal to give Spain it’s first World Cup title as it beat Netherlands 1-0, and concluded a successful World Cup in South Africa.

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