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• It’s called “beat-deafness,” and research by Canadian scientists indicates that it is a form of congenital amusia, which also causes tone deafness. Beat deafness is caused by “a quirk in brain connectivity between the auditory cortex and inferior frontal cortex” which prevents people from “recognizing the ‘strong beat’ in music.” Man, I know how that goes. Not the bad dancing part – because I can surely cut a rug with the best of them – the brain connectivity aspect. It’s all a mess up there. [msnbc]

• The gals over at BLB are still rolling out excellent MLB season previews, Haiku style. [Babes Love Baseball]

• In case you missed it, for the NCAA Tourney, Hooter’s is offering free food, doctor’s note for their “Play Hooky Day” promotion. But according to market research, most of the folks who read this blog are unemployed shut-ins, so there you go. [Off the Bench]

• If you’re a 106-year-old Cubs fan, you have been through a lot of misery. Just ask this lady. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Be sure to check out WL’s “Stupid, Awesome, & Cool Athlete Tattoo Trivia Challenge.” [With Leather]

• According to the results of this poll, New Yorkers are woodheads. [Sharapova’s Thigh]

• Has Washington QB Jack Locker’s stock risen? [Rumors & Rants]

• A complete idiot’s guide to the NCAA Tournament, Round 2. [Deuce of Davenport]

• Audition photos for the 2011 Detroit Lions cheerleaders, anyone? [It’s Always Sunny In Detroit]

• NCAA Tournament Bracket Hot Chicks! [Unathletic]

• Uh-oh: overexcited Nets fan has gone hipster on us. [TAUNTR]

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