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Big Shots for December 7, 2011

This week Big Shots learns Tiger Woods has powers of levitation, Boise State football players should cut back on the pre-game beans, and basketball coach Bob Huggins likes Dirty Dancing. While these are things we didn't really want to know, the sports world continues to share a wealth of knowledge. We also visit Hawaii for the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, Switzerland for some rock skiing, and Shanghai for a traffic-stopping marathon. ( 35 photos total)

Austria's Clemens Schattschneider competes during the Shaun White Air and Style snowboard tournament at the "bird's nest" National Stadium in Beijing December 3, 2011. (Miguel Toran/Reuters)

Panamanian Malena Toral wins a bronze medal during the Central American surfing tournament in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica on December 4, 2011. (Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images) #

Team Germany with Alexej Baumgartner, Patrick Beckert and Marco Weber skates during the men's team pursuit at the ISU speed skating World Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands December 4, 2011. (Michael Kooren/Reuters) #

Maybe at the next match they'll get to play with a ball. Wales and Australia jump during their friendly rugby international test match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales December 3, 2011. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters) #

Seth Glause rides Gangster during the National Finals Rodeo December 1, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP) #

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec makes a save on a Phoenix Coyotes shot during their NHL hockey game in Winnipeg December 1, 2011. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters) #

Manchester United's Federico Macheda (center) is hauled down for a penalty by Crystal Palace's Patrick McCarthy during their English League Cup soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester November 30, 2011. (Jon Super/AP) #

American Nicole Buck blocks the ball from Britain during the London International Goalball Tournament at the Olympic Park's Handball Arena in London December 3, 2011. (Sang Tan/AP) #

Louisville's Bria Smith and Kentucky's Kastine Evans struggle for a loose ball during an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky. December 4, 2011. (James Crisp/AP) #

Japan's Mayuko Ishitate shoots against Brazil during their World Handball Championship match in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 5, 2011. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Washington Capitals' Brooks Laich (left) and John Carlson celebrate Laich's game-winning goal during an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Washington December 3, 2011. (Ann Heisenfelt/AP) #

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins and official Tim Higgins have watched "Dirty Dancing" too many times during an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss. December 3, 2011. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP) #

Members of a Taekwondo display team perform during the Olympics 2012 Taekwondo test event in London December 3, 2011. (Toby Melville/Reuters) #

Fulham's Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal during the English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Craven Cottage in London December 5, 2011. (Matt Dunham/AP) #

The Columbus Blue Jackets' Curtis Sanford stands on the ice before playing the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game in Vancouver November 29, 2011. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP) #

Fifty surfers invited to participate in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitation take part in the opening day ceremonies at Waimea Bay near Haleiwa, Hawaii December 1, 2011. (Hugh Gentry/Reuters) #

Jeez, what did these guys eat? Boise State players prepare to take the field for an NCAA college football game against New Mexico December 3, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Charlie Litchfield/Idaho Press-Tribune/AP) #

Skiers compete during the free sprint during the Cross Country World Cup in Duesseldorf December 3, 2011. (Martin Meissner/AP) #

South Florida and Creighton soccer players warm up before an NCAA college soccer match December 3, 2011 at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb. The game was postponed due to weather conditions. (Corey Perrine/The Omaha World-Herald/AP) #

Skiers rest on a mountain overlooking snow-free slopes at Verbier, Switzerland December 1, 2011. Unusually warm, dry weather has Switzerland's ski resorts on edge. (Anja Niedringhaus/AP) #

Participants run on the Nanpu bridge as they compete in the Shanghai International Marathon in Shanghai December 4, 2011. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #

South African Jean Basson competes in the 200m freestyle at the U.S. Winter Nationals swim meet December 2, 2011 in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP) #

Northern Illinois teammates pour water on head coach Dave Doeren after their win over Ohio during an NCAA college football game in Detroit December 2, 2011. (Carlos Osorio/AP) #

A volunteer arranges coins during an attempt to break the world record of the longest line of coins at Quirino Park in Manila on November 30, 2011. The Philippines is using 3.5 million of 25 centavo coins with more than a thousand volunteers. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images) #

Argentina's David Nalbandian waits for the mama bird to drop him a worm during a doubles tennis match of the Davis Cup Final agains Spain in Seville December 3, 2011. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP) #

Antonio Margarito reacts after his fight against Miguel Cotto was stopped after his right eye swelled shut during their WBA World Junior Middleweight championship boxing match at New York's Madison Square Garden December 3, 2011. (Mike Segar/Reuters) #

A Jacksonville Jaguars fan sports a fake mustache in honor of the new team owner, businessman Shahid Khan, during the Jaguars' NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers December 5, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Stephen Morton/AP) #

Latvia's Martins Dukurs speeds down the track during the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup competition in Igls/Innsbruck December 3, 2011. (Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters) #

The Cincinnati Bengals' Jermaine Gresham (right) makes a catch under coverage by the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark during their NFL football game in Pittsburgh December 4, 2011. (Don Wright/AP) #

Sara Storey, Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel of Great Britain compete during the UCI Cycling World Cup team pursuit final at Alcides Nieto Patino velodrome on December 1, 2011 in Cali, Columbia. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) #

Hungary's Jozsef Dobrovitz drives his horses on December 4, 2011 during the final of the World Cup driving competition at the Laszlo Papp Arena in Budapest. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images) #

Snowcross racers make their way around the course as they compete in the first Canadian snowcross championships of the season December 3, 2011, in Calabogie, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/AP) #

Soldiers from the British Army Royal Signals White Helmets display team perform on motorbikes at Earl's Court in London December 1, 2011. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tiger Woods levitates a golf club using his magic hula dance during a golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club December 2, 2011 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Danny Moloshok/AP) #

A supporter of Brazil's Flamengo watch the match against Vasco Da Gama on TV in a street near the Joao Havelange stadium in Rio de Janeiro December 4, 2011. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images) #


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Comment under photo #34. Classic.

Posted by Sen December 7, 11 04:08 PM
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