Michael Phelps has nothing on Genghis and Kublai
Anybody know the Mongol Empire national anthem? Genghis Khan's kingdom conquers all in SportsPickle.com's Ye Oldelympics Medal Table for...
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Anybody know the Mongol Empire national anthem?
Genghis Khan's kingdom conquers all in SportsPickle.com's Ye Oldelympics Medal Table for the 2012 Games, in which current national borders are rejiggered to reflect history's all-time powerhouses.
London's adjusted top five, entering the final day of competition:
1. Mongol Empire (circa 1280), 272 medals (97 gold).
2. British Empire (1910), 174 (53).
3. Eurozone (2012), 171 (42).
4. Napoleonic France (1810), 155 (43).
5. Roman Empire (100), 137 (44).
• At TheOnion.com: "Andrew Luck cut from Colts after overthrowing wide-open receiver."
• At Fark.com: "Racewalker sent home from the Olympics for doping takes it all in stride."
Bringing his 'A' game
Auburn freshman running back Jovon Robinson is being held out of practice while the NCAA investigates allegations that his high-school transcript was falsified before the university received it.
In other words, the mother of all fake handoffs.
First clue you might be wound a little too tight as an NFL fan: You think the use of replacement refs might jeopardize the integrity of the exhibition season.
We've heard of big-leaguers having designated catchers before, but this is ridiculous.
Orioles rookie Manny Machado hit two home runs in just his second MLB game, and 15-year-old Adam Corder — sitting in section 78, row 14 at Camden Yards on Friday night — snagged them both.
"My feet were shaking. I had to sit down for a while," Corder told the Baltimore Sun. "This is the greatest night of my life, that's for sure."
As easy as N-B-C
"Spoiler alert: Next February's Super Bowl was taped this morning in New Orleans," wrote Steve Rushin of SI.com. "The 49ers beat the Patriots 34-17."
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, after South African gold medalist Cameron Van Der Burgh admitted to cheating in the 100-meter breaststroke by kicking more than allowed at the start: "That's dirty pool."
• Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express, after the Blue Jays called up Adeiny Hechavarria from the minors: "Finally, they have a big-name player."
• Blogger TC Chong, on the Seahawks signing diva receiver Terrell Owens: "So did T.O. sign his contract in the end zone with a Sharpie?"
• Times reader Bill Littlejohn, after all nine Giants defenders somehow took part in a rundown play against the Rockies: "Waiting at home plate was the Stanford band."
If published reports are true, "loose bodies" are running amok in
a) The elbow of Seahawks guard John Moffitt.
b) The Olympic Athletes Village.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org