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Christina Tapper

10 Questions With...Shaquille O'Neal 78

  • 10 Questions
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • October 14, 2011, 3:43 PM

You would think Shaquille O’Neal would have a ton of time on his hands after announcing his retirement from the NBA in June, right? But the big man’s schedule is jam-packed—he’s completing schoolwork for his PhD program, receiving private instruction in film directing, and even loaning his voice to an interactive undersea adventure.

O’Neal recently introduced “Shaq’s Little Fishy Things,” an iPhone and iPad application for kids ages four and up. The app, which features high-definition video, animation, and facts about ocean inhabitants, is a fun, digital learning tool guided by the All-Star center. “Kids are on phones and iPads more and more now, so I thought this would be a cool way for them to learn and keep them entertained,” O’Neal says. “I like fish, kids like fish, so this was a fun way for me to get involved.”

Despite a hectic schedule, the three-time NBA Finals MVP came up from his underwater world to answer SIKIDS.com’s 10 Questions.

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Paul Ulane

NFL Power Rankings: Week 6 13


Well, we’re heading into Week 6 and there are only two undefeated teams left. One of them is the Detroit Lions. Everybody say THAT coming, right? Riiiiiggghhhhttt. As the NFL unfolds into yet another unpredictable year, let’s see where everyone landed in the Professor’s Power Rankings this week. As always, let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Paul Ulane

SI Kids RADIO...Print Edition? 37


What’s happening, football freaks? It’s the Professor here. Now I know you’re used to hearing my melodious voice break down the NFL action on SI Kids RADIO, but the change in seasons has brought on a terrible sore throat. My doctor has ordered me to rest my voice, so this week instead of talking over the weekend’s NFL action, I’m going to write it up instead. Let’s get to it …

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Paul Ulane

World Series? Where’s the Rest of the World? 26


What if you gave a World Series and didn't invite the rest of the world? That would be rude, right? But that’s what happens every year when Major League Baseball hosts its annual World Series baseball championship: Only teams from North America are allowed to play.

What the heck is up with that?!

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Christina Tapper

10 Questions With...Dwyane Wade 68

  • 10 Questions
  • Posted by: Christina Tapper
  • October 5, 2011, 2:27 PM

When Dwyane Wade is near the rim, he’s explosive. He’ll drive to the hole for a no look layup or zip down the baseline for a one-hand jam. But the All-Star guard admits to altering his game down low if the hardwood is slippery. “Some courts don’t have good traction, so there’s some sliding because of dust and dirt,” Wade says. “In those cases, I would change my game, maybe rely more on my jump shot that night.”

Now, the NBA champion and Finals MVP doesn’t worry about adjusting his style of play. D-Wade recently teamed up with Mission Athletecare to endorse Court Grip, a liquid applied to the bottom of sneakers that provides instant traction and helps players move down the floor with ease.

Wade isn’t playing a ton of basketball right now with the postponement of NBA training camps due to the league’s lockout. But SIKIDs.com challenged Wade to a 10 Questions one-on-one. Check out how well he scored.

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Paul Ulane

NFL Power Rankings: Week 5 28



The Eagles Dream Team has turned into a nightmare for Philly fans. Even with Michael Vick making dynamic plays, the Eagles dropped their third straight game and dropped to lower in the power rankings than I ever thought they’d fall this year. Where did they, and the rest of the 32 teams, land this week? Why don’t you keep reading to find out? And as always, let me know where you think your team should be in the comments below!

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