Here's What the Mission Riots Looked Like After the Giants' Victory

Multiple traffic lights were molested last night as crowds of fans flocked to San Francisco's Mission District following the Giants' World Series victory. As the riot grew in size and SFPD officers began losing control of the situation, dozens of fires were ignited as helicopters beaming spotlights swarmed overhead. » 10/30/14 2:07pm 10 minutes ago

The Rad '90s Western Tombstone Is Val Kilmer's Finest Hour

Since I started writing this column, I've been wondering what to do with westerns. They aren't quite action movies, but they're action-adjacent. It feels a bit ridiculous to discuss Once Upon a Time in the West in the same space I'm using for stuff like Dredd and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. Gunfights are… » 10/30/14 2:06pm 11 minutes ago

The SEC Really Does Benefit From Media Bias In Polls

This past week, four of the top five teams in the Associated Press College Football Poll hailed from the SEC West Division. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, among others, wondered aloud whether ESPN's ownership of the brand-new SEC network, which launched this year, might be responsible for such a coincidence. » 10/30/14 1:52pm 25 minutes ago

A Smarter Blender, a Better Juicer, and More Deals

If you need to blend a few items quickly for a recipe of single-serving smoothie, you don't want to deal with pulling out your blender, and cleaning all those parts afterwards. This immersion blender from Cuisinart chops, grinds, blends, and whisks, and is much easier to clean afterwards. [Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart… » 10/30/14 1:45pm 32 minutes ago

Yes, Sliding Into First Can Be Faster; No, You Still Shouldn't Do It

Last night's Game 7 saw the first replay reversal in the World Series, at the tail end of Joe Panik's ridiculous double play. It was a huge play by Panik—the difference between first and third with no outs and bases empty two outs in a one-run game—made possible by replay. It was also made possible by Eric Hosmer… » 10/30/14 1:24pm 53 minutes ago

Kemba Walker Hits Game-Winner, Makes Michael Jordan Lose His Mind


Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract, did some big things against the Bucks last night. First, he hit the pull-up three you see above in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. And then, at the end of overtime, he did this: » 10/30/14 1:24pm 53 minutes ago

The Giants' Defense Deserves Some Love, Too

Madison Bumgarner rolled into Game 7 of the World Series like Gozer The Destructor and gave us one of the greatest postseason performances in history, and so you wouldn't be blamed for overlooking the contributions of the rest of the Giants on the field. With that in mind, let's take a moment to throw some praise on… » 10/30/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

Madison Bumgarner's Dad Is The Best Sports Dad

One bizarre side effect of turning in one of the best postseason pitching runs in MLB history is that the New York Times will send a reporter out to North Carolina to interview your dad saying just the dad-est possible things. So meet Kevin Bumgarner, proud father of the reigning World Series MVP, whose opinion on… » 10/30/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle Cracked Jokes In Jail, Asked For A Massage

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was booked in Frisco County Jail after he allegedly stole cologne and underwear from a Dillard's earlier this month. Watching surveillance footage from the jail, Randle was oddly relaxed about the arrest, making jokes and offering an officer $100 for a massage. » 10/30/14 11:16am Today 11:16am

Salvador Perez Never Stood A Chance Against Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner ended the World Series by throwing six straight high fastballs to Salvador Perez, the majority of which were up around Perez's eyeballs. It was the perfect matchup for the series to end on: a guy who works his fastball high in the zone better than any pitcher in the league coming right after a… » 10/30/14 10:59am Today 10:59am

Madison Bumgarner Is Tired Now

The greatest moments in baseball tend to possess an element of surprise, deciding a game or flipping a narrative on a single play and in a matter of seconds. The adrenaline spike from a home run or a stellar defensive play is memorable for being unexpected, but the drawback is that you can't, in the moment, realize it… » 10/30/14 9:45am Today 9:45am