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The Liverpool Sale Explained in Animation


You could spend a lifetime reading about the doings across the pond at Liverpool FC. Or you could just watch the video above and get the same information in 107 seconds. On with your day now.

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Mel Kiper Denies Claims In Sports Illustrated Story

And here comes the fallout from George Dohrmann‘s Sports Illustrated story.

ESPN is looking into Mel Kiper’s relationship with NFL agent Gary Wichard as described by Josh Luchs in this week’s SI cover story on agent tampering in college football.

In the article, Luchs claims Kiper worked with Wichard in order to persuade potential clients by using his NFL draft rankings as incentive for players to sign.

(No wonder those draft ranking arguments with Todd McShay are always so heated).

“Conversations with players, which are occasionally facilitated by agents, are a valuable way to get to know the players,” Kiper responded in a statement. “These conversations have never compromised my integrity, and my 32-year record supports that.”

Luchs stood by his claim of Kiper’s involvement on Mike and Mike in the Morning on Wednesday.

“What Mel did do in these situations, whether he realizes it or not, he allowed himself to be used in the recruiting process,” Luchs said.

This will likely be the first of many folks to publicly deny the allegations described in Dohrmann’s story.

Stay tuned.

Richard Deitsch Loses Friendly Bet With Jemele Hill

Two journalists who cared more about Michigan-Michigan State and less about who called the game were Jemele Hill of ESPN and Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.

Deitsch, a 2009 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, made a bet with Hill, a proud Michigan State alum, on the outcome of this past Saturday’s contest:

Given our dueling loyalties today, I’m proposing a wager:

If Michigan State beats Michigan, I have to send out a TwitPic from an iconic New York City location, holding up a sign (or someone else holding it) that reads:

JEMELE HILL AND ESPN RULE.

If Michigan wins, you take your talents to South Beach and TwitPic a sign from an iconic Miami location that reads:

RICHARD DEITSCH AND SI RULE.

You game?

Hill was game, and so were the Spartans, cruising to an easy 34-17 victory over Denard Robinson and the Wolverines.

As you can see above, Deitsch was a man of his word, snapping a photo of his sign in front of the legendary Radio City Music Hall.