Back to School: Lunch Is a Problem That Comes Every Day

When you have children of your own, you realize for the first time what your own parents went through, things you couldn't possibly have understood when you were a child—and really are better off not having understood, because the knowledge would have been debilitating. There's the abyssal terror at having brought a… » 9/16/13 9:26pm 9/16/13 9:26pm

MLB Gameday: Braves-Nationals "Postponed: Tragedy"

In the wake of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. this morning, the Braves-Nationals game—to be played just blocks away—was canceled. It was a sensible decision that needed no explanation. Certainly not an odd one like "Postponed: Tragedy." » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

Meet John Tomic, The World's Craziest Tennis Dad

John Tomic, father of Bernard Tomic, is a wacko. He fits nicely in tennis's fine tradition of belligerent, obsessive, control-freak helicopter parents. Sometimes he yells at his son. Sometimes he head-butts his son's hitting partner, knocking him unconscious. » 9/16/13 5:32pm 9/16/13 5:32pm

Bo Pelini On Nebraska Fans: "Fuck You, Fans. Fuck All Of You."

This is fun. Here we have an audiotape of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini flipping his shit about both the media and the Cornhuskers' fans after a 2011 game. Why are we getting this now? Well, our tipster was particularly exercised by Nebraska's flameout against UCLA on Saturday, which has led to some awkwardness » 9/16/13 5:05pm 9/16/13 5:05pm

The Called Shot Heard Round The World

Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and… » 9/16/13 4:44pm 9/16/13 4:44pm

Does The NFL Think Ray Rice's Wife Deserved It?

A week ago, we got news that the NFL had suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for the events of Feb. 15, when he allegedly knocked then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator. The punishment fell well outside the usual disciplinary regime of commissioner Roger… » 7/31/14 1:50pm Yesterday 1:50pm