MLS Players And Owners Agree To Keep League Mired In Mediocrity

We're still in the process of digesting last night's surprise CBA accord between MLS and its players. Until or unless we get to dig into the specifics, it'll be difficult to judge exactly how the new agreement will affect those involved. Of course, the specifics will mainly be of interest for those outside the game,… » 3/05/15 2:36pm Today 2:36pm

The Best Beer Is From Oklahoma (Naturally)

On Friday night, I had the distinctly fat and drunk pleasure of attending Drink Craft Beer's Boston Cheese and Beer Fest. The pleasure was provided by the obvious means—one of the cheeses had cumin seeds right inside it! the beers were mostly good and occasionally excellent!—and also via some less obvious routes. » 3/05/15 2:21pm Today 2:21pm

Olympian On The IOC's Rules Against Sponsors: "It's Very Un-American"

We all know—or should know—that Olympic athletes don't make a penny from that 17-day extravaganza of running, jumping, throwing, swimming, flipping, etc. That pisses two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds off. It should, especially when you consider that even though about $6 billion went through the International Olympic… » 3/05/15 1:55pm Today 1:55pm

Hassan Whiteside Just Won't Quit

There has been no stranger story in the NBA this year than the rise of Hassan Whiteside, the 25-year-old center who spent the last two seasons playing for the Sichuan Blue Whales, Al Mouttahed Tripoli, and Jiangsu Tongxi—making the trip back to China after being released by Tripoli—and now won't stop throwing up… » 3/05/15 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

How to Survive Your First Tech Job

Tech companies make my blood boil. I live in San Francisco, where I'm surrounded by them. What's worse, I'm surrounded by their employees—by droves of social-media strategists and integrated-marketing specialists, by dev-ops leads and database engineers, by bro-grammers. So, so many bro-grammers. This phylum… » 3/05/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

A Tinier Espresso Machine, Discounted Blenders, and More Deals

Great espresso requires significant investments of time, money, and effort, as well as the willingness to buy fresh beans and the scheduling to use them quickly. We'll have a guide on that soon, but if you know it's not gonna happen for you, keep reading. » 3/05/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Drink The Kool-Aid: Why True/False Is Our Best Little Film Festival 

Film festivals are weird things. If you love movies and have dreamed of going to, say, Cannes or Sundance, you might have this romantic vision of watching dozens of movies amid happy, goodhearted souls who share your abiding passion for film. The reality is, you'll meet some of those people at a film festival,… » 3/05/15 12:59pm Today 12:59pm

Giants TE Larry Donnell Was On Plane That Skidded Off Runway

A Delta flight from Atlanta to New York skidded off the end of the runway at snowy LaGuardia airport this morning, coming to rest on a berm specifically put there to keep planes from splashing into Flushing Bay. A reported 130 people were board the MD-80, including Giants tight end Larry Donnell, who Instagrammed a… » 3/05/15 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Moron USA Today Columnist Thinks The Cardinals Poop Vanilla Sprinkles

You know, we usually wait until October here to dump on the Cardinals and have the entire city of St. Louis send us polite death threats. But Bob Nightengale … oh, Bob Nightengale … you forced my hand early, you abominable fucking hack. I guarantee, right now, that there won't be a worse piece of sportswriting this… » 3/05/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Chris Paul Loses His Mind When DeAndre Jordan Forgets To Shoot

In Wednesday night's tie game against the Trail Blazers with 2.8 seconds left, the Clippers ran a play for Chris Paul to take the final shot. The point guard got a good look, but missed. DeAndre Jordan grabbed the rebound, heard the shot clock sound, and didn't try a shot because he thought it was the final buzzer.… » 3/05/15 11:22am Today 11:22am

Discover the Best Local Snacks, Booze and Coffee: Subscribe & Save 20%

Today artisanal and local makers own the food scene, but that doesn't mean they're easy to find at local grocery stores. With a subscription from Mouth you'll discover the best local makers of your favorite food and drinks, and get it all delivered to your door. Plus, you'll save 20% with promo code Gawker20. » 3/03/15 2:01pm Tuesday 2:01pm