Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has had it in for Tribune basketball writer Sam Smith for awhile. Now's he's upset that Smith called Mavericks draftee Pavel Podkolzine a "stiff" and issues the following challenge: "I will donate $10,000 to the charity of your choice if you can prove that you have ever seen Pavel play in person or on tape ... If you lose, you change your business card title and Tribune byline to 'Sports Gossip Columnist.' I will even pay for the cards."

 
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