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How Many Katrina Retrospectives Are Too Many?

It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, and you probably already know this is because seven million writers all descended upon the town this summer to craft their own meditations on what it all MEANS. The most notable of these pieces was the 25,000-word (!) epic written by Wright Thompson that will take up the… » 8/27/15 4:34pm 11 minutes ago

Watch A Reporter Lose His Damn Mind Around Ferraris, Benzes And Lambos

I know our Raphael Orlove loves cars. I know they affect him in ways even I sometimes struggle to understand. So when I sent him to The Quail – a place where you’ll see four Ferrari F50s just hanging out – I knew he’d react. I just didn’t expect this to happen. » 8/27/15 4:24pm 21 minutes ago

Nobody Likes RGIII And I Kind Of Feel Bad For Him At This Point

Today, Robert Griffin III spoke to the media for the first time since being sacrificed to the Lions behind Washington’s Maginot offensive line. Everyone wanted to know: Was he concussed? Why have the Skins waffled on the status of his brain? Griffin gave the answers of a man who is supremely sick of this shit.… » 8/27/15 4:01pm 44 minutes ago

Here's The List Of Ridiculous Fines Virginia Tech Football Players Were Subject To

Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster told reporters that he and other coaches had a policy of fining players for things like missing practices or meetings. The reason Foster was ever asked about fines in the first place was that a few beat reporters had noticed a screen in the team facility… » 8/27/15 3:49pm 56 minutes ago

Report: Darryl Dawkins Dies At 58 [Update]

Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA player and greatest enemy of backboards, has reportedly died today at the age of 58. Eastern Pennsylvania news station WFMZ reported Dawkins’s death, though details are scarce. For now, let’s watch Chocolate Thunder destroying rims, and sharing his beliefs that Stevie Wonder is not blind. » 8/27/15 3:17pm Today 3:17pm

Idaho Football Coach Paul Petrino Makes Three Players' Shoplifting Allegations Go Away

According to the Moscow (Idaho) Police Department, three Idaho football players stole about $400 worth of clothes from the university store on Aug. 16. No charges were filed, however, because head coach Paul Petrino returned all the gear and no one remembers the players who stole the stuff. » 8/27/15 1:49pm Today 1:49pm

A Complete Guide To Buying Her Flowers

You wanted to do something nice for your girlfriend—maybe even a little corny. And, hey, look, there’s a supermarket with a flower section on your way home from work! Buying flowers sounds easy, until towers of flowers are staring back at you (labeled with scientific names almost nobody actually uses), as you try to… » 8/27/15 1:31pm Today 1:31pm

Today's Best Deals: $2 Kindle Hits, Anker Charging Gear, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/27/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

America Has Lost The War Against Guns

Yesterday morning in Roanoke, Va., a man named Vester Lee Flanagan walked up to newscaster Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they were filming a segment for local TV station WDBJ, and, using a handgun, shot them to death. (He also critically wounded Vicki Gardner, the woman Parker and Ward were interviewing;… » 8/27/15 12:23pm Today 12:23pm

Cincinnati Also Wants To Steal Money From Its Football Players

You’d think the wave of shit that came crashing down on Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster after he told reporters of his plans to discipline his players with monetary fines, followed by the Hokies AD’s immediate nuking of the asinine idea, would have scared other schools away from trying the same thing.… » 8/27/15 11:33am Today 11:33am

Auburn Athletics Convinced The School To Preserve Its Athlete Major

Every university has one: the athlete major, which for various reasons—usually close ties among instructors, tutors, and the athletics department, and occasionally a reputation for easy or downright nonexistent coursework—is disproportionately packed with athletes. At Auburn, it’s public administration, where more… » 8/27/15 10:55am Today 10:55am