Jeanie Buss Goes In On "Losers" Who Don't Want To Play With Kobe

Things aren't going so great for the Los Angeles Lakers right now. Their head coach is dead set on implementing a caveman brand of basketball that may very well turn the Lakers into the worst team in the NBA, and a recent story by ESPN's Henry Abbott painted Kobe Bryant as a self-sabotaging sociopath whom nobody wants… » 10/23/14 1:54pm 3 minutes ago

My Friends, It Is Time To Send Brooklyn Beneath The Waves

One of the challenges of writing about things on the internet is having the discipline to contain yourself, for the sake of being able to call an item of work finished instead of knitting it into some mammoth all-encompassing rant about, like, American culture or capitalism or the human condition or whatever that will… » 10/23/14 1:35pm 22 minutes ago

Meet The Nearly Naked Calendar Boys Of Ohio State's Band

Back in July, Ohio State fired its band director after it discovered a raunchy band culture that included fake orgasms, explicit songs, and nicknames like "Pat Fenis." Now former band director Jonathan Waters has sued Ohio State. The university recently answered in court and, as part of the court filings, mention… » 10/23/14 1:20pm 37 minutes ago

In Defense of Button Mashing

The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),… » 10/23/14 1:18pm 38 minutes ago

Jet Li, Ass-Kicking Jerk: The Amazing Absurdity Of Fearless

There are early scenes in the 2006 martial-arts epic Fearless that require Jet Li to play an asshole. These are some pretty funny scenes. Assholism isn't, generally speaking, his thing—pained nobility is his thing. He is a legitimately world-renown ass-kicker, of course: Before he made a single movie, he was a… » 10/23/14 12:03pm Today 12:03pm

The Fight: Patterson Vs. Liston

Originally published in the February 1963 issue of Nugget, "The Fight: Patterson vs. Liston" also appears in At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, edited by George Kimball and John Schulian and published in hardcover, paperback, and as an e-book by The Library of America. You can also find it in the recent… » 10/23/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

Eric Bledsoe Shook Some Poor Scrub Right Off The Damn Court

Preseason basketball isn't really worth much of anyone's time, but there is value in the fact that it allows the game's best players ample opportunity to humiliate end-of-the-bench scrubs in live game action. That's how we ended up with Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe shaking Clippers benchwarmer Jared Cunningham from… » 10/23/14 9:41am Today 9:41am

Comcast Decides World Series Is PERFECT Time For Emergency Alert

Apparently Omar Infante hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning, which was followed by Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland shouting at each other and the benches emptying. I say apparently because I—like all other Comcast customers in the DC area—was instead shown an emergency alert test during this pivotal World… » 10/22/14 10:54pm Yesterday 10:54pm

Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game. We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at Rexall Place. » 10/22/14 10:02pm Yesterday 10:02pm

Everton Fans Attacked By Up To 100 Hooligans in Lille

Everton fans enjoying an away day in Lille, France were attacked with metal chairs by a swarm of goons, according to the Liverpool ECHO. Everton plays Lille in a Europa League match Thursday night, and with Lille only a five-hour train ride from Merseyside, somewhere around 10,000 fans made the trip to France. » 10/22/14 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm