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Rantankerous: Olympics, an 'open' NFL and Smart's dumb move

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Clearly, Brian needs to work on his form. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) Clearly, Brian needs to work on his form. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description for the arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones.

(RNN) - After an Oklahoma State basketball player sent a fan flying back to his seat this weekend, a future NFL player sent the entire sports world back on its heels.

Michael Sam's abrupt public declaration he is gay fueled a storm of questions. Will his draft position drop, or will a team draft him at all? Will his teammates and the fans accept him?

Considering the range of issues owners of pro sports teams have overlooked in several other athletes, Sam's sexuality may not be an issue, but it might be another story for his future teammates.


Marcus Smart, a star guard for Oklahoma State, did something not befitting his last name when he shoved a Texas Tech fan during a game on the road. We discuss the backlash from that incident.


Some things in the 2014 Games have been awesome (Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya, an "I-Pod" snowboarding). There have also been things that leave much to be desired (like most of the skiing events).


Basically, if there is no clock and the people on the sideline helping decide the outcome are called judges instead of coaches, your competition doesn't have much of a chance of making the Rantankerous cut.

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