Anyone Want This Timberwolves Ticket? No? OK.

This photo, taken by Reddit user SmoothWay, appears to show a free ticket, face value of $40 or so, for tonight's T-Wolves home opener, if anyone wants it. Does anyone want it? Has it been taken yet? Is there any excitement for a team that has the last two No. 1 picks? Surely someone is at least interested in the… » 10/30/14 6:03pm Today 6:03pm

How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America

Myth now dominates our misunderstanding of Muhammad Ali, who was once the most accessible celebrity in the world. The truth of the man is nearly irretrievable. With Ali having receded into an exile of his own choosing, the jokes and half-truths and outright lies he once told to entertain us have hardened into… » 10/30/14 4:57pm Today 4:57pm

What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking

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It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web startup, Racket, was in Limbo's grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of harassment, and managerial backbiting. » 10/30/14 4:55pm Today 4:55pm

Man Loses It, Destroys House After Cowboys Lose Regular-Season Game

Part of me thinks this Cowboys fan's rampage after Monday night's loss is played up, but then again, to what end? This dude destroys a LOT of shit just because his first-place team lost a regular-season game. Hell, he starts breaking stuff before the Cowboys even lose. What's wrong with this guy? » 10/30/14 4:34pm Today 4:34pm

Fanboy Government Agents Illegally Spied On Costa Rican World Cup Hero

Keylor Navas was the best player on a Costa Rica team that exceeded all expectations in this summer's World Cup. Because of the goalkeeper's heroics, neutrals fell in love with him, Real Madrid fell in love with him, and Costa Ricans especially fell in love with him—a little too much, it turns out. » 10/30/14 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

FIFA 15 Is Really Broken on Mobile

FIFA is best known as a console and PC game, but EA's hit soccer franchise has had a dedicated mobile audience for years now too. Some fans have had a hard time enjoying FIFA 15 Ultimate Team since it arrived last month for iOS and Android devices, however, because it's been marred by technical issues. » 10/30/14 3:09pm Today 3:09pm

Why Did Madison Bumgarner Get The Save And Not The Win?

Caveat: this couldn't possibly matter less. It's a footnote to a footnote. The win is the most arbitrary and least informative stat in baseball, rivaled only by the save. But the decision to grant Madison Bumgarner a win, and then to reverse course nearly an hour after the final out, is worth examining if just because… » 10/30/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions.http://thevane.gawker.com/spring-forward... » 10/30/14 3:02pm Today 3:02pm

Here's What the Mission Riots Looked Like After the Giants' Victory

Multiple traffic lights were molested last night as crowds of fans flocked to San Francisco's Mission District following the Giants' World Series victory. As the riot grew in size and SFPD officers began losing control of the situation, dozens of fires were ignited as helicopters beaming spotlights swarmed overhead. » 10/30/14 2:07pm Today 2:07pm

The Rad '90s Western Tombstone Is Val Kilmer's Finest Hour

Since I started writing this column, I've been wondering what to do with westerns. They aren't quite action movies, but they're action-adjacent. It feels a bit ridiculous to discuss Once Upon a Time in the West in the same space I'm using for stuff like Dredd and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Gunfights are… » 10/30/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm