Important Update: NYT's Math Also Rates Cardinals The Damned Worst

The New York Times is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Wall Street Journal on the issue of the least sympathetic, most contemptible MLB playoff team. » 9/30/14 9:55am Today 9:55am

Don't Ask Bill Belichick If It's Time To Think About His Quarterbacks

The Patriots were bad, bad, bad last night, getting beaten soundly on both sides of the ball in a 41-14 road thumping at the hands of the Chiefs. But a good part of the attention is naturally going to settle on Tom Brady, who's been so consistently great over the course of his career that this season's very real… » 9/30/14 9:27am Today 9:27am

Michigan AD Blames Communication For Re-Insertion Of Concussed Player

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon released a lengthy statement early Tuesday morning blaming "a serious lack of communication" for the re-insertion of a concussed quarterback into Saturday's game against Minnesota. » 9/30/14 1:07am Today 1:07am

Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah Flagged For Muslim-Prayer TD Celebration

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night when he went to his knees in prayer to celebrate a Tom Brady pick-six. Abdullah—a devout Muslim who sat out the 2012-13 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca—shouldn't have been penalized. » 9/30/14 12:03am Today 12:03am

The Best NBA Media Day Photos From Around The League

Today was NBA media day, a mostly useless exercise where players and coaches trot out the most optimistic of cliches for the season ahead. The answers are so predictable that one blog went so far as to create a media day bingo card. On the plus side, media day is also when players pose for all sorts of weird photos… » 9/29/14 10:29pm Yesterday 10:29pm

Lawsuit: George O'Leary Called NFL "One Big 'Ru-Ru' Tribe" (What?)

In March, University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro left the team after barely two months on the job due to "personal reasons," whatever that means. According to a breach of contract lawsuit Ferraro filed this past Friday, that translates to head coach George O'Leary firing Ferraro for objecting… » 9/29/14 9:28pm Yesterday 9:28pm

Watch High School Football Player Shrug Off Tacklers Like Gnats

Punt returns for touchdowns have a certain formulaic quality to them. The blindingly fast return man catches the punt, perhaps breaks a tackle, and then weaves his way downfield into the end zone. As uncommon as they may be, if you've seen one you've seen them all. » 9/29/14 7:51pm Yesterday 7:51pm

Model Strips Naked, Fights Cops At Aussie Rules Grand Final [NSFW]

The lady you see above is a Scottish model named Heather McCartney. That's her being escorted out of Saturday's Australian Football League Grand Final, essentially the sport's Super Bowl. She was kicked out of the stadium because, while watching the game from a corporate box, she decided to get super naked. There are… » 9/29/14 6:12pm Yesterday 6:12pm

Loyalty or Victory? The Inner Struggle of the Fantasy Football Fan

Fantasy football has corrupted you. This dark season of the soul began during your draft. You prepared yourself by streaming fantasy advice on your Xbox One's NFL app, swearing you'd play to win even if it meant going against everything you believe in. No more reaching on third-rate players in the fifth round out of… » 9/29/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm