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Who is the littlest big man in the world of sports?

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine. At least that is what Wikipedia says we should know about him. Of course, like most meatheads, all we really knew about the dude was that he takes prissy pictures and angry, short people always get labeled with a complex bearing his name. And according to Undrafted Free Agent, these lil’ Naps have the biggest cases of Small Man syndrome in the world of sports.

10.Daniel Snyder
9.Jon Gruden
8.Juan Pablo Montoya
7.Tom Cruise
6.Danica Patrick
5.Eddie Gaedel
4.T.J. Ford
3.David Stern
2.Ed Wade
1.Nate Robinson

If Tom Cruise can make the list then there’s no way we’re leaving Verne Troyer off after he refused to put up with any of Paul Pierce’s B.S.


[Undrafted Free Agent]: 10 Biggest Little Napoleon Complexes in Sports

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Danica’s demolition derby

Surely, by now you’ve seen the clip of Danica Patrick bowling over a member of an opposing pit crew. But if you haven’t then here’s your chance. It’s pretty painful to watch. Charles Buckman is still in the hospital after suffering a fractured skull and experiencing brain hemorrhaging, but he is expected to recover.

We know that the Indy Racing League released Patrick of all responsibility in the incident, but now is the perfect opportunity for you to insert your favorite “women are bad drivers” joke.

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Odds and Ends: Amanda Beard on Letterman

The Amanda Beard publicity blitz is in full swing with her appearance on Letterman last night. I can’t tell whether it’s the quality of Youtube or she isn’t looking that great but… she isn’t looking that great. Flash Warner claims that it’s because “you can’t airbrush TV.” Ouch. Anyway, decide for yourself. She’s relatively funny and didn’t do anything to make us hate her or anything. Her publicist is probably angry at her for mentioning the boyfriend though. Men like their illusions.

In other news…

[India eNews]: Pretty soon the Tour de France won’t have any champions because of doping

[]: Spurs will give away free T-shirts to all fans at the game tonight. Wonder why no one has come up with this before.

[Sports By Brooks]: What’s the point of this Fast Cars and Superstars thing if they don’t race each other?

[Our Book of Scrap]: Danica Patrick And The “Real” Media Annoy Me

[The Vancouver Sun]: The Business of Don Cherry

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Danica Patrick throws a hissy fit

We can’t decide whether showing a video of Danica Patrick throwing a hissy fit after running out of gas with two laps to go is contributing to the ridiculous Danica Patrick hype or not. But it’s a fairly amusing video. As the folks over at Fark pointed out, she looks exactly like Dark Helmet in Spaceballs.

“Hey Danica, don’t tear down the cones, baby.”

Now, to be fair, a lot of racers are know for getting all mad and stuff when they lose a race so it’s not just because it’s “that time of the month“. What is it about non-athletic “sports” that cause their competitors to act more frustrated about losses than real athletes? Check out the WSOP sometime if you want to see a bunch of drama queens.

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The Fuzzy Zoeller of racing

What, no smile?
Must be that time of month

Commenting on Danica Patrick’s rumored look at moving to NASCAR racing, fellow IRL driver Ed Carpenter said:

I think Danica’s pretty aggressive in our cars. I mean, you know especially if you catch her at the right time of the month, she might be trading plenty of paint out there. But I think she’ll hold her own.

It’s kind of a weird compliment. On one hand, he thinks she can keep up with the big boys of NASCAR. On the other hand, he goes and points out that she might be angrier during that time of month. Well, sure, if we’re going to go on stereotypes, shouldn’t she also be barefoot and pregnant? But then again, Britney Spears already has the market cornered on barefoot, pregnant and fast driving.


[Chicago Sun Times]: Still no shortage of opinions on Patrick