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HS Students Defend Right to Vocally Shame Opponents

Wisconsin sportsmanship email is an airrrr balllll

(Newser) - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association is receiving some taunting of its own after it attempted to crack down on unsportsmanlike chants at high-school basketball games last month, the New York Times reports. According to an email sent out to schools in December, some of the disrespectful chants the WIAA frowns... More »

Hey Seattleites, You Need More 'Swagger,' Trash-Talk

Essayist thinks city is too soft; NFL fines Richard Sherman

(Newser) - The NFL today fined Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman $7,875 for taunting, though it's apparently not because of his volatile post-game interview . Instead, it seems to be for the choking gesture he made toward the 49ers QB at the end of the game, reports BuzzFeed . But as for... More »

Fugitive Who Taunted Cops on Facebook Busted

Brit 'Lazie' Lynch not-so-escaped con now after 4-month run

(Newser) - A British burglar who busted out of prison in September and kept a quasi-amusing record of his flight on Facebook has himself been busted by police. As recently as New Year's Eve, Craig “Lazie” Lynch was in London, and broadcast that fact to his 40,000 friends: He described... More »

Iraqi Prisoners Taunt Wis. Soldiers Over Favre Defection

Detainees get into the Packers-Vikings rivalry

(Newser) - An allegiance to the Green Bay Packers has come back to haunt Wisconsin National Guardsmen on duty at a prison camp in Iraq, with detainees using quarterback Brett Favre’s defection to the rival Vikings to taunt the soldiers. A Packers-themed paint job sparked curiosity, one officer tells WTMJ-AM , “... More »

Tiger Attack Survivor Taunted Animal

Brothers deny throwing things, may face misdemeanor charges

(Newser) - One of the two brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo told the father of the teen who died that all three had yelled and waved at the animal before the mauling, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The investigation had been inactive, but new police searches... More »

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