"Nobody Lives Here": A Beautiful Map Of Uninhabited America

The map above, by Mapsbynik, shows the 4.9 million census blocks in the U.S. (out of 11.1 million in total) with a recorded population of zero. It's a pretty gorgeous creation, and it pairs nicely with an older favorite of mine, from the US GSA: » 4/17/14 5:18pm 27 minutes ago

What's The Best Way To Score On Jonathan Quick And Antti Niemi?

Goalie performance is extraordinarily important to success in the NHL playoffs (which began last night, FYI). To get you ahead of the curve, Kevin Woodley of NHL.com has broken down the intriguing "goaltender matchup" between LA's Jonathan Quick and San Jose's Antti Niemi, with the help of some goofy, but useful,… » 4/17/14 4:11pm Today 4:11pm

I Was Shot And Raped By An FSU Player. I Still Cheer For The Seminoles.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was in the process of driving the Seminoles 80 yards in 1:06 to win a national championship, and Ashley Witherspoon, class of '91, was getting loud. » 4/17/14 4:01pm Today 4:01pm

Flatizza Vs. Waffle Taco: A Fast-Food Smackdown For The Ages

Fast-food outlets are often criticized by the discount burgeratti for overstating the innovation of their "new" offerings, and for good reason. Every chain has been guilty of twisting an existing menu item two degrees toward novelty by using the same few tired tricks. Maybe they flop another protein patty onto a thing… » 4/17/14 3:19pm Today 3:19pm

Tell Us Your Awesome/Humiliating Childhood Sports Stories

Readers! We want your childhood sports stories. Heroic ones, and embarrassing ones. The time you closed your eyes, swung from your heels, and turned the dimpled Golden Boy's best fastball into a screeching rocket for a double. The time you heaved a half-court buzzer-beater, missed the basket by 25 yards, and hit a… » 4/17/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

A 17-year long Irish Wake: The Birth, Rise, and End of a Summer Golf…

The golf course exists as a place reserved for relaxation and a step away from the workaday problems from which we all suffer. There should never be anything more violent than a club striking a Titleist, excepting perhaps the thrown club, the kicked ball, or the well-timed explosive curse. The course is where we go to… » 4/17/14 1:09pm Today 1:09pm

The Durant-LeBron Arms Race: Two Of The Best Seasons Of All Time

When we last took a look in February, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were both having monster seasons, with unprecedented combinations of offensive volume (usage percent) and efficiency (true shooting percent). There was still a lot of basektball left to play, but at the time we wrote that "if these stat lines hold, or… » 4/17/14 12:11pm Today 12:11pm

Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Around

In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters against the Orioles. That's 28 strikeouts in 22 innings for the 25-year-old Japanese import,… » 4/17/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

Why I Fixed Fights

I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn't fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness. Even though I set up Mitch "Blood" Green and Leon Spinks cushion-soft in their comeback fights, I managed to get one embarrassed and the other nearly killed. There had been opportunities for them, deals… » 4/16/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

How Nolan Nawrocki Made Himself Into The NFL's Most Infamous Scout

Nolan Nawrocki lives in the nicest house in a tidy neighborhood in Elmhurst, Ill., a western suburb of Chicago. When I visit him a couple of weeks before Easter, the windows are already awash in signage. » 4/15/14 1:26pm Tuesday 1:26pm