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Rantankerous: Debating the greatest sports movies of all time

Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook) Once again, Brian's incessant rambling has touched on George's last nerve. (Source: Bitstrips/Facebook)
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    Dawn Staley (Source: WIS)Dawn Staley (Source: WIS)
    Dawn Staley (Source: WIS)Dawn Staley (Source: WIS)

    Dawn Staley, head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team, has received a new 5-year incentive worth $1.5 million in addition to the four-year extension she signed last season that retains her through 2025.

    Dawn Staley, head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team, has received a new 5-year incentive worth $1.5 million in addition to the four-year extension she signed last season that retains her through 2025.

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    La Lumiere School's Brian Bowen #20 in action against Sierra Canyon School during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Monday, January 16, 2017, in Springfield, MA.. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)La Lumiere School's Brian Bowen #20 in action against Sierra Canyon School during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Monday, January 16, 2017, in Springfield, MA.. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

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    Five-star recruit Brian Bowen has reportedly submitted his name for the 2018 NBA Draft. 

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    Allisha Gray (left) and Tiffany Mitchell (Source: WIS)Allisha Gray (left) and Tiffany Mitchell (Source: WIS)

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    Former USC guards Tiffany Mitchell and Allisha Gray are among the 19 players who were announced as part of the USA National Team roster on Monday.

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  • Malzahn to compete in coach's charity golf tournament

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    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

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    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

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    The NCAA Division I Council has banned college football teams from using former players in practice and tabled a proposal to let players participate in four games while still redshirting.

  • Auburn's Austin Wiley puts name in NBA Draft pool

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    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-04-10 15:52:30 GMT
    Austin Wiley (Source: Auburn Athletics)Austin Wiley (Source: Auburn Athletics)

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    Auburn University sophomore center Austin Wiley is jumping into the NBA Draft pool, though he says he's not planning to hire an agent.

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  • Hot Reads: Breaking down the SEC Championship Game

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    Don't believe the hype. The Tigers are not that much worse than the Crimson Tide, and Alabama is not that much better, no matter what anyone says.
    Don't believe the hype. The Tigers are not that much worse than the Crimson Tide, and Alabama is not that much better, no matter what anyone says.

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is a creation of the Raycom Digital Hub staff and the only suitable description for the epic arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones, which until now have never been recorded.

(RNN) - Despite what you may have heard, no, we were not the guys cast to play "Sidney Deane" and "Billy Hoyle" in White Men Can't Jump.

That honor went to Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. But maybe if we had better agents or had been out of elementary school at the time, things would be different.

Our disappointment didn't stop us from becoming fans of great sports films. Like most fans, we have strong opinions about which ones are the best, and we found out other people can be just as loud with their opinions.

Also this week:

Since Stanford exposed Oregon, what does that mean for the rest of the teams behind Alabama in the BCS? What were the Braves thinking when they decided to relocate to a new stadium outside Atlanta?

Include great movies we missed and other thoughts in the comments section below.

You can also reach us by email: George Jones and Brian Tynes.

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