Tom Coburn

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    June 14, 2012

    Five Good Reasons to Hate the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Last year, we made some rather foolhardy predictions about the NBA finals and ended up with a tattoo of Jason Terry indelibly inked on our pale white ass. So this year, we are avoiding any claims of clairvoyance and appealing to a baser emotion: pure, unbridled hatred.Yes, the Miami Heat are the mos ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    March 18, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalThe race-based deal for the Marlins Stadium has crumbled before our eyes. [SFLTimes]USA Today notices that San Francisco, Miami, Minneapolis or Cleveland may soon be without a daily newspaper. This is sad because then they'll have to read USA Today. There's always the fine Village Voice Media p ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Two Senators Declare They're "Gonna Be High as a Kite by Then"

    Keeping up the grand tradition of politicians making friendly wagers on sports games, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson made a bet with Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn over the BCS Championship. Instead of a traditional bet, the two decided the loser would have to sing for the winner. Nelson of course won, and Cobu ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Rocketman Nelson Bets His Pipes on BCS Bowl

    Friendly bets on sporting games by officeholders is a hallowed tradition in which headline-hungry politicians make cheap bids for soft coverage. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recently got a nice batch of stone crab claws from Miami Mayor Manny Diaz when the Hurricanes lost the Emerald Bowl to Cal ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Could Che Guevara Be Cloned?

    Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries