2012 Robert Edward Auction

Apr 17, 2012
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At the Soap Boxers, we love the annual sports memorabilia auction from Robert Edward Auctions (REA).  This is the third article we have written about it.  We’re not being paid to publicize the auction – we write about it just because we think it’s very cool.  Even if you don’t buy anything, the catalog is a great […]

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Did Arkansas Have To Fire Bobby Petrino?

Apr 13, 2012
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On April 1, Bobby Petrino was the head coach of a highly successful Arkansas Razorbacks football team.  Nine days later, he was out of a job.  After a motorcycle accident that uncovered the presence of a mistress, Petrino was first placed on leave and then fire for cause (meaning he does not receive a buyout).  Bobby Petrino is most […]

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Longest Serving Prisoner Dies

Apr 11, 2012
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On June 26, 1946, Ted Williams went 4 for 7 with 2 home runs in a double header against the Detroit Tigers. He’d win his first American League MVP that year and would finish his Hall of Fame career lauded by many as The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. This day, so many decades ago, […]

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The Sports Beat

Apr 10, 2012
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Bubba Watson It’s been a good year for Bubba Watson.  Back in January, Watson bought the original General Lee from the Duke of Hazzard TV show for $110,000.  How to pay for such an expensive ride?  Well, Watson had been planning to sell his house … but after winning $1.44 million in prize money by […]

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GOP Endgame

Apr 06, 2012
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As we get into April and many primaries become winner take all, it’s going to be easier for Mitt Romney to put distance between himself and Rick Santorum.  The carrot for Santorum is the fact that the month of May could hold some big wins for him – including Texas – but he might be in too […]

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Ubaldo Jimenez Supended For Throwing At Tulowitzki

Apr 04, 2012
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A lazy day of spring training was livened up a bit when Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians intentionally threw at Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, clearing the benches and getting himself a five game suspension. There has been a lot of tension between Jimenez and the Rockies this season.  The beef that Jimenez seems to have with the […]

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The Ultimate Bust: Ryan Leaf

Apr 03, 2012
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Two college quarterbacks are certain to be drafted 1-2 in this year’s NFL draft.  The near-certain #1 will be the polished field general from Stanford, Andrew Luck.  After the Colts snap up Luck, the Washington Redskins will select Robert Griffin III, the freakishly athletic QB from Baylor. In 1998, the Colts also had the first […]

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Are Sports Fans Dumb?

Mar 23, 2012
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In the midst of a semi-related topic on another site, once again I saw someone bring up the old stereotypes – sports fans are dumb.  They have no interests outside of sports and just lay on the couch watching football and eating Cheetos. Clearly, the stereotype is exaggerated.  However, there are certainly a lot of […]

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Broncos Trade Tim Tebow To Jets

Mar 21, 2012
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Tim Tebow sparked Tebowmania in 2011.  Despite uneven – and at times very bad – play at the quarterback position, Tebow managed a 7-4 record as a starter and became a much beloved figure in the Mile High City.  Tebow jersey were flying off the shelves, and high school kids everywhere were tebowing. The amazing […]

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Is a $50 Light Bulb Affordable?

Mar 21, 2012
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“You’re choosing $50 lightbulbs,” Senator Rand Paul said. “Nobody understands that in America.” There has been much discussion about Philips winning a $10 million award (the L prize) for affordable lighting – for a light bulb that costs $50.  Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  Even with a 25,000 hour productive life, the bulb would cost far more […]

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