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Cam Newton wasn't biggest loser at Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl Football

Columnist Mark Saal takes on the haters of Cam Newton’s post-loss press conference.

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Cam Newton wasn't biggest loser at Super Bowl 50

Columnist Mark Saal takes on the haters of Cam Newton’s post-loss press conference.


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'Brownney the Incontinent' teaches this columnist humility

What did the over-hydrated guinea pig say to the reporter? Urine big trouble, mister.


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No harm, no foul: Oregon standoff all just one colossal misunderstanding

Goodbye, speeding tickets. Farewell, parking fines. So long, serving time for robbing banks. Thanks to that collection of geniuses holed up in Oregon for the past month, I now realize it’s not unreasonable to expect to avoid any and all consequences for one’s actions. Back on Jan. 2, an...


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Wood and antler make great wedding rings — neckties, not so much

An Ogden company is making wedding rings -- and maybe neck ties in the future -- out of deer antlers.


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Super cooties and selfie lice: Is your head itching yet?

Oh, great. Another cooties scare. Back in the mid-1960s, I was a relatively happy, well-adjusted first-grader at Sabin Elementary School in Portland, Ore. Halfway through the academic year, my father — an insurance agent — was transferred to a Southern California office. On my last day...


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Column: Apparently, best-laid plans almost always involve alcohol

Mark Saal’s column quips about two men who scheme to double-cross one man and instead double-cross each other. 


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The Academy Awards are racist — and boring

Columnist Mark Saal writes: “If there’s one bright spot in all of this, it’s that we’re talking about Hollywood here — a self-righteous group that routinely lectures mainstream America about things like diversity and tolerance. That Hollywood is being accused of...


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What's in a middle name? Inherent "Danger"

Meet the girl whose middle name really is Danger.

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