ESPN Spent The Past 24 Hours Carrying Water For The NFL Over Ray Rice

On occasion, the invisible hand of the NFL taps ESPN on the shoulder and reminds the Worldwide Leader who really runs the show. We saw it with Playmakers. We saw it with the Frontline concussion documentary. More often than not, though, what you see is something like the video above, taken from the past day of… » 7/25/14 1:55pm 36 minutes ago

Deals: Espresso At Home, Shaving Gear Coupons, Stick-On Whiteboard

The compact and excellently-reviewed Nespresso Pixie with included milk frother is down to its lowest price ever by a solid margin today one of the lowest prices we've seen. Deals on this don't tend to last long, so grab yours fast. [Nespresso Pixie with Milk Frother, $194] » 7/25/14 1:16pm Today 1:16pm

Scarlett Johansson Enters The Matrix: Lucy, Reviewed

1. Lucy posits that if a person were able to somehow assess 100 percent of his or her brain capacity, he or she would be able to travel through time, from the Big Bang to the dinosaurs to the dawn of man to the end of the world, and gather all the wisdom from millennia and hand it over as a gift to humanity. This… » 7/25/14 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

First Take Discusses A Woman's Responsibility To Avoid Being Beaten

First Take panelists Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless continued to discuss the Ray Rice suspension on this morning's episode, and Smith seized on the opportunity to say some deeply stupid things about the responsibility women have to not provoke men into violently attacking them. » 7/25/14 11:38am Today 11:38am

Stop Making Sense: The Lunkheaded Genius Of Big Trouble In Little China

In 1988's Die Hard—probably the most perfect and pure American action movie ever made—we met Bruce Willis's John McClane, a different kind of action hero. McClane wasn't an ultra-capable superman, but instead a resourceful, slippery, one-liner-slinging everyman, not to mention, sometimes, a smarmy asshole. Action… » 7/25/14 10:46am Today 10:46am

Prospective Bills Ownership Group Studied Toronto Stadiums

Fans in Western New York need not panic over the fact that the Bon Jovi/Rogers/Tanenbaum group bidding on the Bills has identified three potential stadium sites in Ontario should they purchase the team. So what if a group with more money than god and strong ties to Toronto has reportedly conducted a feasibility study… » 7/25/14 10:34am Today 10:34am

Here Are 9 More Media Companies That Test Employees for Drugs

Earlier this month, Gawker named eight big media companies that continue to screen prospective employees for drug consumption. This drew dozens of emails and hundreds of comments from working journalists willing to talk about their own company’s testing practices. It’s time to spill their secrets. » 7/25/14 8:18am Today 8:18am

GM Gets Prostate Exam In Stadium, Sings "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"

Andy Milovich, general manager of the Texas Rangers' Single-A affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans, took minor league baseball stunts to a whole new level. He got a prostate exam in front of the whole stadium at tonight's game against the Frederick Keys and did so during the seventh-inning stretch while singing "Take Me… » 7/24/14 11:42pm Yesterday 11:42pm