Here Are This Week’s Winners And Losers In Sports

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This was one of the weirder sports weeks we can remember.We had athletes at strip clubs at 6 a.m. Random dudes drinking on the Dallas Mavericks bench. And a whole lot of stranger-than-fiction Tim Tebow stories.

But there were a few legit stories in there as well: like Bud Selig’s big new contract and the utter chaos in Jetsville.

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title=”WINNER: The two bearded beer guys on the Mavericks’ bench”
content=”The two dolled-up bros drinking beers at the Pistons-Mavs game in Detroit weren’t technically on the Mavericks’ bench.

But they got a ton of press when the cameras caught them enjoying a beverage next to Vince Carter and Delonte West.

Carter later called them ‘good dudes.'”
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title=”WINNER: Tebow!”
content=”Just when we thought Tebowmania was over, Tim played the best game of his career in a 29-23 overtime upset of Pittsburgh.

For one week at least, even the Tebow haters had trouble criticising him.”
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title=”WINNER: Barry Larkin”
content=”That’s HALL OF FAMER Barry Larkin now.

Larkin was this year’s only entrant into the HOF — a pretty awesome achievement in a Steroid Era where voters are being extra-picky.”
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title=”WINNER: Dustin Penner”
content=”NHL player Dustin Penner hurt himself eating a pancake cooked by his model wife.

But instead of shrinking in embarrassment, he owned the silly error and used it to put on a pancake breakfast for charity.”
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title=”WINNER: Bud Selig”
content=”The MLB commish will sign a contract extension for $22 million a year.

Woah.”
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title=”LOSER: Mark Sanchez”
content=”Mark Sanchez has been getting hit hard this week.

A group of anonymous Jets players ripped him and said he was lazy, and treated like a baby.”
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title=”LOSER: LeBron James”
content=”LeBron James, the choke artist did it again this week.

James really stinks in the fourth quarter. In the Heat’s overtime loss to the Clippers he was 1-6 from the field and 6-10 from the free-throw line, and against the Golden State Warriors earlier this week he score just one point in the fourth.”
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title=”LOSER: Andy Roddick”
content=”Andy Roddick got testy with reporters this week when they asked him about his wife, Brooklyn Decker.

Calm down Andy, when you’re married to a beautiful super model, people are going to ask about her.”
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title=”LOSER: Brad Richards”
content=”Brad Richards got dumped by his beautiful girlfriend Olivia Munn.

Why? She said she feels like they are just friends.”
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title=”LOSER: Desean Jackson”
content=”Desean Jackson thought it would be a good idea to Tweet pictures of himself with a stripper in Las Vegas at 6 in the morning.”
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title=”More Tim Tebow”
content=”TEBOW GOES GLOBAL: Check Out The Ridiculous Ways Foreign Newspapers Are Describing Tim Tebow >>

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