Update: NEVERMIND, The 2016 Olympics Won't Have 3-on-3 Basketball

Update: Nah, this isn't happening. I wrote a post based on a satire website, which is just about the dumbest way to fuck up. Sorry. Fuck me. Woulda been cool though. Original post below. » 1/14/15 1:42pm 1/14/15 1:42pm

Meet The Rio De Janeiro Olympic Mascots: Cat And Tree

Today Rio de Janeiro organizers officially debuted the mascots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Olympic athletes get a cat! The disabled athletes get a plant. » 11/24/14 10:46am 11/24/14 10:46am

Boston Hangover: A Sobering Preview Of The Next US Olympic Marathon Team

If Meb's intoxicating win in Boston yesterday has you buzzed enough to believe that the US is back on top of the marathon world, you'd better grab some Tylenol: Our three best prospects for the 2016 Olympics are a 41-year old and two guys who have never run a marathon. » 4/22/14 3:58pm 4/22/14 3:58pm

Are You A Wash-Out Football Player Who Feels Like Going To Rio In 2016?…

Maurice Clarett, 11 years ago a great running back for Ohio State and a cautionary tale for the last decade, feels like going to the Rio Olympics in 2016. By learning how to play rugby, he may be giving himself a legitimate shot at getting there. » 3/23/13 6:12pm 3/23/13 6:12pm

Ryan Lochte Is Getting His Own Reality Show

We imagine—we have only the vaguest idea of how television works—that, after the Olympics, broadcasting companies considered hiring Ryan Lochte in some capacity. He was a big star! Everyone loved him! He even beat Michael Phelps that one time. But no one did hire him—aside from bit parts on 30 Rock and 90210 » 1/07/13 5:25pm 1/07/13 5:25pm

FIBA Really Wants Three-On-Three Basketball In The 2016 Olympics

Olympic basketball is fun. But doesn't it look a little too much like NBA basketball? Sure, the lanes are were trapezoidal, and the three-point line's a little bit closer, but those tweaks are minor when compared to the upheaval that FIBA's proposed three-on-three basketball brings. Watch the clip above to get a… » 10/19/12 3:30pm 10/19/12 3:30pm

Who Is To Blame For Chicago's Olympic-Sized Failure?

Chicago did everything it could to bring the Olympics home....or did it? After all that time, effort and money wasted, someone needs to pay—and there are plenty of places to point your fingers. So let's assign some blame! » 10/02/09 5:50pm 10/02/09 5:50pm

Chicago Mourns The Loss Of Civic Nuisance, Massive Boondoggle Known As…

Chicago had this thing and it was fucking golden and then, suddenly, it wasn't. And even though Jacques Rogge and the IOC saved the city the enormous, crippling burden of hosting their big track meet, some people were very sad. » 10/02/09 3:00pm 10/02/09 3:00pm

Handicapping The 2016 Olympic Vote

Four cities are vying for the right to punish their own citizens with higher taxes, crippling transportation problems, and acres of over-priced and underused infrastructure projects that will blight the landscape for decades to come. Let the torch burn bright! » 10/01/09 5:45pm 10/01/09 5:45pm