More Money For Sports In Brazil And Chicago, More Problems

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Thing about television is that it only shows you the unpleasant and the uncomfortable when it makes for better theater. Rarely is such the case in viewing sports. Besides the actual game action, a national broadcast is going to feed you shots of local peculiarities and regional foodstuffs during timeouts.

Going in and out of commercials you get the blimp views of the stadia amid a lit up downtown at night, stock footage of hustle and bustle during the daytime, and shots of some unique piece of architecture soundtracked by a song from and/or about whatever city the game is in. Oh, hey, look at the city-native-but-now-probably-expatriate celebrity in the stands totally trying to go unnoticed in that black baseball cap. (8,974 screenshots get tweeted.)

And Drake. There’s always Drake.

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Denver Nuggets Still Looking Dangerous Post Carmelo Anthony

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Just in case there were any doubters out there who didn’t think the post-trade Denver Nuggets could make some noise in the playoffs, they should be convinced now. The streaking Nuggets won their sixth consecutive game Sunday afternoon. And it was the most impressive win of the season.

Heading into Los Angeles to face a Lakers team that had won nine consecutive games and were looking to track down the San Antonio Spurs for the top-seed in the Western Conference, this figured to be a good litmus test for Denver.

And the Nuggets passed that test with flying colors, beating the Lakers 95-90 and stunning the L.A. crowd.
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