Qatar's $45 Billion Plan to Build a Brand New City for the World Cup

Qatar, the 2022 host of the World Cup, is not a large country, with a population just over 2.1 million. So to prepare for the millions who'll descend on the country eight years from now, it's going to great lengths—including building an entire new city from scratch. » 9/16/14 12:56pm 3 minutes ago

James Dolan And His Dopey Band Went On TV And Things Got Awkward

James Dolan went on Good Day New York this morning to talk about his corny-ass blues band and play multiple(!) songs in studio. He was on the show for so long, but the highlight of his appearance was when co-anchor Rosanna Scotto couldn't remember the name of Dolan's band while introducing them for the last song.… » 9/16/14 12:53pm 6 minutes ago

The Xbox One NFL App Needs Serious Improvements

In May of last year, when Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One, they made grand, lofty promises. Here was the console that would change the way we watch TV, revolutionizing all things NFL and enhancing our football Sundays forever and ever. » 9/16/14 12:03pm 56 minutes ago

Why Do People Hit Their Kids?

There's an old episode of What's Happening!! where Roger fucks up, and his mom decides to beat his ass (this is actually the plot of every episode of What's Happening!!). So his mom asks Rerun for his belt, only Rerun is 300-plus pounds, so when he takes out his belt, it's like eight feet long. And Roger's mom… » 9/16/14 11:11am Today 11:11am

Jim Harbaugh: "We're Not Going To Flinch" And Bench Ray McDonald

The 49ers are in a thorny situation with starting DE Ray McDonald, who has played the first two games despite an ongoing investigation into accusations he assaulted his pregnant fiancée. But McDonald has not been charged, and to Jim Harbaugh, that's enough. "We're not going to flinch based on public speculation," the… » 9/16/14 11:11am Today 11:11am

Serbian Basketball Fans Go Buck Wild Over FIBA Silver Medal

There's a decent chance that you didn't even know that the United States defeated Serbia in the gold-medal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday, because not many people give much of a shit about the FIBA World Cup. You know who does give a shit about it, though? Serbians. They give a lot of a shit about it. » 9/16/14 10:59am Today 10:59am

Even Bank Robbers Decide What Tie To Wear: The Essence Of Elmore Leonard

Hard to imagine having a cooler job than the one Gregg Sutter had for more than 30 years, when he served as the late Elmore Leonard's researcher. Sutter is the editor of the Library of America's Elmore Leonard anthology, which will be released in three volumes, the first of which was published a few weeks ago (volume… » 9/16/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Radisson Hotels Suspends Vikings Sponsorship

If we learned anything from the NBA's Donald Sterling saga, it was that public outrage alone is not enough to force sports leagues to act. It only became clear that the NBA would take a serious stand with Sterling when sponsors began fleeing the Clippers in droves. » 9/15/14 10:19pm Yesterday 10:19pm

Jacob DeGrom Ks Eight To Open Game, Tying Modern-Era Record

It hasn't been a great season for the Mets, who will miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, but one of the bright spots has been pitcher/ Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom. His campaign got a serious boost tonight, when deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced before giving up a single… » 9/15/14 9:32pm Yesterday 9:32pm