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• Dutch authorities have issued 30,000 scratch and sniff cards that smell like marijuana to people in an effort to help citizens identify the odor so they can rat out neighbors who may be illegally growing pot. “Citizens must be alerted to the dangers they face as a result of these plantations, and if they become aware of any suspect situations they must report them,” Arnie Loos, spokesman for a government-appointed working group on cannabis cultivation, told journalists in the port city of Rotterdam. [Yahoo!/AFP]

• Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another talk with Kevin Youkilis’ Beard of Truth. [TAUNTR]

• Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens got out of a ticket by giving the cop an autograph for his kid. [Sharapova’s Thigh]

• So long, Joe Morgan. Don’t let the ESPN door hit your ass on the way out. [Awful Announcing]

• If you thought you had heard the last of that terrible Kid Rock song that TBS played incessantly during the MLB playoffs, think again. [Rumors & Rants]

• How very unsanitary: Shaq sticks a wad of bum underneath the bench before every game. He should get detention. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Here’s the story about the day Mike Leach was almost eaten by a shark. [Out of Bounds]

• Mark Buehrle’s wife is not good at keeping secrets off Facebook. [Foul Balls]

• Browns offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is an excitable guy. [Bob’s Blitz]

• Four very circus-y things about the Miami Heat. [The Basketball Jones]

• Seann William Scott (a/k/a Stifler) in a hockey fight! Granted, it’s for a movie, aptly named Goon. [Puck Daddy]

• Carmelo Anthony’s new Nike commercial. [That NBA Lottery Pick]

• Play the role of an MLB general manager and vote on which free agent you would sign. [More Hardball]

• It’s time for history class with everyone’s favorite woodhead, Channing Crowder. [Ted Williams Head]

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