Michigan Pretends It Isn't Desperate To Give Away Tickets

I won't make fun of Michigan football for practically giving away tickets to keep its 100,000-plus attendance streak alive. The team's crummy, Saturday's opponent is Minnesota, and even a storied program has to hustle sometimes. But I will make fun of Michigan football for being so sensitive that it totally reversed… » 9/23/14 8:44am 51 minutes ago

Report: Rob Bironas Tried Running Someone Off The Road Before Crash

Information surrounding Saturday night's fatal car crash involving former Titans kicker Rob Bironas is starting to come out, and the story has taken a bizarre turn. According to a report from The Tennessean, shortly before Bironas crashed his white SUV, he attempted to run a woman off the road. She pulled over to let… » 9/22/14 11:55pm Yesterday 11:55pm

Guilder Rodríguez Gets First Big League Hit After 1,095 Games In Minors

Baseball's expanded September rosters are mostly just useful for letting fans of non-contending teams get a glimpse of the future. But two weeks ago the Texas Rangers did something pretty cool: they called up 31 year old utility infielder Guilder Rodríguez, who had played 1,095 games with ten different minor league… » 9/22/14 10:09pm Yesterday 10:09pm

Mighty Mite Football Players Thwarted By Banner

The parents of players of the Wallkill (NY) Mighty Mites tried to do something nice for the first home game of the season, but alas, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It seems that they thought their 50 pound sons would be strong enough to break through a vinyl banner while emulating their high school… » 9/22/14 8:29pm Yesterday 8:29pm

Darko Milicic, last seen protesting the Hague Tribunal in favor of a war criminal, has reportedly decided to go into professional kickboxing. He'll sign with World Kickboxing Association (WAKO), and his first fight should be announced Wednesday. [NBA Serbia] » 9/22/14 7:11pm Yesterday 7:11pm

Music Video Made Of Madden GIFs Is Really Stupid And Funny

I don't know if it's just because it's the late afternoon and I'm feeling a little loopy, or if it's the unexpected presence of Evanescence—anyone knows what's good with Evanescence these days?—or the triumphant vibe of Geno Smith's spike, but this dumb video is making me laugh a lot. I hope it makes you laugh, too. » 9/22/14 5:19pm Yesterday 5:19pm

The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser

Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." » 9/22/14 4:51pm Yesterday 4:51pm

Ravens Owner Fires Back At ESPN Story, Says "Nobody's Losing A Job Here"

The Ravens took the weekend to marshal a response to ESPN's big Ray Rice story, and it's here—in the form of a press conference by owner Steve Bisciotti and an online rebuttal to points made in the ESPN report. Bisciotti claims that all the anonymous sources on the Ravens' alleged mishandling on the situation… » 9/22/14 4:44pm Yesterday 4:44pm

Miss America Was Kicked Out of Her Sorority for Abusive Hazing

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors student who's publicly passionate about women's health and down to clown with Jimmy Kimmel; she's got a squeaky-clean image and a squeaky-clean resume. But it's missing one… » 9/22/14 4:42pm Yesterday 4:42pm

MLB Knows Its Games Are Too Damn Long

We can all agree that there is too much baseball. Or at the very least, the amount of baseball that there is, takes too long. Major League Baseball hears you, and is addressing the problem of making its baseball go faster by forming a committee, which will surely produce lasting, meaningful change and not just, like… » 9/22/14 3:37pm Yesterday 3:37pm

Angry Baby Royals Fan Mean-Mugs Tigers Fan, Gives Her The Finger

Fans were really out of control this weekend. Brawls all over the place, and this mean-ass was being a jerk to this lady. Our tipster says he's a Royals fan, and he's unhappy with the Tigers fan back there. The Royals lost two of three to the Tigers at home this weekend, though, so you can suck it, Royals baby. » 9/22/14 2:14pm Yesterday 2:14pm

Adam Schefter: NFL Players Had Access To Rice Video Weeks After Incident

It seems like each day brings a new piece of information making it very, very hard to believe that the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens never saw video of Ray Rice knocking out Janay Palmer before TMZ made the tape public. Today's bit comes from Adam Schefter, who went on Mike and Mike and revealed that some NFL players… » 9/22/14 1:37pm Yesterday 1:37pm

The Lost Cast’s Post-Lost Careers, Ranked

Theoretically, Lost was a career-making show. That's certainly been true for the people behind the scenes, starting with co-creator J.J. Abrams, who parlayed his infinite geek cred into control of both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises. He's essentially double-fisting holy grails. Showrunners Damon Lindelof and… » 9/22/14 1:19pm Yesterday 1:19pm

The Political-Messaging Huckster Behind Roger Goodell's Awful Presser

Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." » 9/22/14 4:51pm Yesterday 4:51pm