Roundup: Cheating in the Scrabble US Championship, Video of Olympic Bloopers & the Pirates are Fading Fast

Kim Kardashian … that’s a big meth bust in California … Andrea Peyser on gays and TV showsstealing from a dead man? … fans of Welcome Back Kotter, here’s some sad news … rich kids are oversharing, big-time on social media … atheism is on the rise? … Penske sons busted in wild (and stupid) story on Nantucket … this guy had a blood alcohol level 8x the legal limit … I thought this behavior was only acceptable at Walmart? … Joe Biden made another boneheaded comment …

Cheating in the Scrabble US Championship! [Telegraph]

Once again, Salt Lake City is the top TV market for the Olympics. [SBJ]

The Pirates have lost six of nine to fall six games behind the Reds. You knew this was coming. [Post Gazette]

“Penn State has been notified its accreditation is in jeopardy in the wake of the university-commissioned Freeh Report and consent decree with the NCAA, the school said.” [State College]

Shabazz Muhammad won’t be traveling with UCLA to China. His eligibility remains in question. [Zags Blog]

Shaun Rogers, a defensive tackle on the Giants, is out for the season due to a blood clot in his leg. [Post]

After many simulations of the NFL season, the Eagles will be Super Bowl in February. [Prediction Machine]

Eventually, Greg Oden would like to be a gym teacher. [Trib Star]

A day late, but Peter Gammons wrote a nice story about Johnny Pesky, who passed away this week. [MLB.com]

The A’s refuse to go away in the AL West, and there’s some concern that the Angels might actually miss the postseason. [OC Register]

Big USA-Mexico soccer match tonight south of the border. We’ll have a preview later. [SI]

I couldn’t disagree more with this column on how the Lakers getting Dwight Howard is bad for the NBA. [Salt Lake Trib]

Want A-Rod’s Miami pad? It is on the market for $38 million. [Bob’s Blitz]

When a vehicle is on fire, don’t stand near it. Wait for the angle at the :50 mark. [via Cartmaniak]

Can I interest you in some Olympic TV bloopers? [via Hot Clicks]

And here’s video of that python that was mentioned in the Roundup Tuesday. [via Herbie]

Seven months old, but this is what it looks like when you feed tigers a live goat. [via Cartmaniak]

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