Top Female Soccer Players Sue FIFA Over Bullshit Artificial Turf

After weeks of pleading with FIFA to change its mind about playing the 2015 women's World Cup on field turf instead of grass and being met with nothing but stubbornness, a handful of women's soccer's biggest stars have filed a lawsuit against FIFA to try and force the organization to put the upcoming games back on… » 10/01/14 4:22pm A minute ago

The Thriving Industry That Helps Encourage Book Censorship

We have rating systems for movies, television shows, and video games—so why not rating systems for books? That's the thought behind services that rate books with the aim of helping parents and protecting children. But these services are contributing to censorship in schools—and harming public education in the process. » 10/01/14 4:00pm 23 minutes ago

Wendy's Pulled Pork Cheese Fries Are The Saddest Meal

This is not really a review of the Wendy's Pulled Pork Cheese Fries; in order for it to function as a review, I would have to go to a Wendy's location and say, aloud, to a Wendy's employee, "I will have the Pulled Pork Cheese Fries," and I can't even rehearse that without my hands literally punching me in the face of… » 10/01/14 3:37pm 47 minutes ago

Baseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game

If every baseball game were as exciting as last night's, no one would mind if they lasted forever. But most definitely aren't and even the most loyal fan ought to agree that there's a lot of downtime that could be eliminated. To that end, MLB's pace-of-game committee has come up with six experimental rules to move… » 10/01/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

Bill Belichick Really Just Wants To Talk About Cincinnati

Bill Belichick was in excellent press-conference form two days after the Chiefs demolished the Patriots. Reporters kept asking him about the Patriots' roster, Tom Brady's age, and concerns for the team's current state. Belichick wasn't interesting in talking about anything else but Sunday night's game against… » 10/01/14 2:53pm Today 2:53pm

A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblers

Last night's AL play-in game was the kind of protracted back-and-forth that makes a baseball game genuinely exciting. It also drives bettors nuts. Here are the implied winning percentages, which are modeled off of live betting on Betfair by Gambletron 2000. » 10/01/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

Schlitz Is America's Best Cheap Beer

My first Drunkspin post was last summer's "36 Cheap American Beers, Ranked." It will almost certainly be the most widely read thing I ever publish. Kurt Loder and Steve Inskeep tweeted about it, and it got me booked onto one really cool AM-radio show in Minnesota and one really obnoxious beer podcast in Brooklyn.… » 10/01/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

Wireless Meat Thermometer, a Brain for Your Home, Vitamix [Deals]

If you have a habit of over or under-cooking your meat, this Ivation wireless dual probe thermometer will alert your from up to 300 feet away when your meal has reached the optimal temperature. It has a fantastic review average, and is Amazon's #1 selling grilling & BBQ utensil. [Ivation Long Range Wireless Digital… » 10/01/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyers Want His Trial Moved From "Biased" Boston Area

Aaron Hernandez appeared in a Bristol County court yesterday, as his lawyers filed a motion requesting that one of his murder trials be moved "outside the boundaries of the Boston media market." Their reasoning includes a poll finding that most people in Bristol County already think he's guilty. » 10/01/14 1:14pm Today 1:14pm

Lady Soccer Ref Gets Smoked In The Face By Rocketing Ball

Of all the dangers native to lower league soccer—terrible pitches, zero security, studs-up challenges, etc.—referees taking concussive shots to the head isn't really the the first to come to mind. Thanks to this Argentine fifth-division ref's header, we now have a more accurate list. » 10/01/14 12:25pm Today 12:25pm

Steve Smith Tells Panthers To Go Home, Mow His Lawn For Him

Ever since Steve Smith dropped 139 yards and two touchdowns on the Carolina Panthers in a Week 4 grudge match against his old team, we've been waiting for a clip of him talking shit on the sideline or in the locker room to appear, because that's what Steve Smith does, and he's great at it. Thanks to last night's… » 10/01/14 11:46am Today 11:46am

The Pirates Were One Of The Unluckiest (And Best) Teams In Baseball

Pittsburgh hosts its second straight National League play-in game tonight. The Pirates will host the Giants, with both teams finishing the regular season at at 88-74—which doesn't mean they were necessarily equal this year. While the one-game format renders a lot of season-long trends obsolete, the Pirates spent this… » 10/01/14 11:30am Today 11:30am