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  1. Reality gets the last laugh

    PT Barnum once said that "a sucker is born every minute". Apparently, not enough of them were watching Monday Night Raw from Los Angeles on Memorial Day.

    Determined to embarass the NBA at all costs, WWE owner Vince McMahon hired actors to impersonate NBA commissioner David Stern, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and movie legend/Lakers superfan Jack Nicholson, and local ring announcer Troy Stone was recruited to masquerade as Denver Nuggets owner E. (for Enos) Stanley Kroenke. ...
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  2. Does it come down to priority?

    The Denver Nuggets' Cinderella run to the Western Conference finals caught their owner, Stan Kroenke, by surprise. It has also forced WWE's "Monday Night Raw" out of the Pepsi Center in Denver to make room for Game 4 between Denver and the LA Lakers on Memorial Day. WWE responded by moving the May 26 ECW/Smackdown card out of the World Arena in Colorado Springs---even though it was still advertised for Colorado Springs during the 5/19 ECW broadcast---and moving all of their television ...
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  3. "The Ugliest Girl in Town", remade again

    In show business, it's not uncommon for men to pose as women. It's a practice almost as old as time itself. However, it hasn't been tried in professional wrestling on a national stage. Until now.

    At Wrestlemania 25 on April 5, Santino Marella (real name: Anthony Carelli) entered a women's battle royal posing as his "twin" sister, "Santina", and ended up winning the match. "Santina" has yet to lose, and the worst case scenario for most of us long-time ...
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  4. Of agents and black clouds

    You have to pity James "Bus" Cook. As a player agent, he's not as well known in football circles as a Leigh Steinberg or a Drew Rosenhaus, nor is he a publicity mark, like Rosenhaus or, if you're a baseball fan, Scott Boras.

    However, Cook's most famous client, Brett Favre, supposedly, is talking about coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the Minnesota Vikings, bent on revenge against the Green Bay Packers, and the slipshod way they handled his departure ...
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  5. When is a rivalry not?

    The memory is still fresh in the minds of hockey fans in upstate New York one year later.

    During the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs, the Albany River Rats and Philadelphia Phantoms engaged in a dramatic 7-game series, which Philadelphia won 4-3. Little did anyone know at the time that this would actually be a portent of things to come.

    Earlier this season, it was announced that the Phantoms' long-time home, the Wachovia Spectrum, formerly home to the parent Flyers of the ...
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