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8 Dumbest Things in Sports

... and Tiger Woods sex coverage makes the cut
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2011 1:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – America has a complicated relationship with sports—a constant source for entertainment, but also a whole lot of stuff to make you scratch your head and say, "Huh?" Bleacher Report compiles eight such head-scratchers from fans. A sampling:

  • Baseball's designated hitter: "A pitcher who doesn't have to hit. A batter who doesn't have to field. That is not baseball."
  • Steroids: Hey athletes, like it or not, you are role models for kids.

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  • College football conference names: This year's Big 12 will have 10 teams, and the Big 10 will have 12 teams. Enough said.
  • Tiger Woods coverage: We learned way too much about his personal life, day after day after day ...
Click to read the full list. (Read more designated hitter stories.)

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