Today was a wild fourth day of preliminary hearings in the case of 18 Penn State fraternity brothers charged in the February hazing death of Tim Piazza. Lawyers for members of Beta Theta Pi are attempting to get the case thrown out before it reaches trial, and a Penn State football staffer’s role in the night’s events…
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If you’re into the stemless look, you can pick up a 4-pack of Amazon’s #1 selling wine glasses today for just $13, the best price we’ve seen. Eliminating the stem means that these can go in the top rack of your dishwasher, and can stack in your cabinets to save space. I’ll drink to that.
Everyone has their own relationship to and tolerance for alcohol, but next time you’re at a party, you might do well if you have exactly two drinks. If you are a person who has found that zero drinks, or one drink, is the right number for you, then that is the number to stick with. For everyone else, try two.
Going out to dinner with friends can easily become a big event—after agreeing to share a meal together, you’ll have to choose the cuisine, the restaurant, and whether to invite that one person everyone has been avoiding for a few weeks. The decisions don’t end there. Once you settle in at the restaurant, and everyone…
In the 15 months since Skip Bayless was chastized for saying that Johnny Manziel was an alcoholic, our “Johnny Manziel” tag has featured copious amounts of partying, lying, and domestic abuse accusations, and very little football.
About two years ago, I quit drinking. Initially, I didn’t attempt to “mask” my teetotalism at social gatherings: I’d meet a group at a bar, never order anything, and give long-winded answers to anyone who asked why. As my friends and coworkers can attest, it can be awkward as hell being stone-cold sober in a crowd of…
Every January, millions of people decide that they’re finally going to lose weight. They Google the best diets, join a gym, and declare that this is The Year They Finally Get Their Shit Together. And for too many of those people, a month later, those plans are in ruins.
You’re in Glendale. You’re so ready for what should be a great National Championship Game. You’re cozy and comfortable in your corporate suite, either because you know the right people or you’re rich as hell. You want to get bent.
“Nightcaps” come in all shapes and sizes. Some people like to have a drink before bed, and others prefer taking a nice long toke. But while these nightcaps may help you fall asleep faster, they may not be giving you the rest your mind and body actually needs.
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced today that he is checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the playoffs.
According to a recent study on this very website, quite a few people make serious life decisions under the influence of alcohol. Go figure! On Friday, we asked our readers to tell us about the craziest things they’ve bought while drunk, and among the usual stuff (tattoos, memorabilia, and a subscription to the Dairy…
“Funky, some overripe fruit, leaning more into barnyard flavors, dried hay, grass...horse blanket, horse-like...a little bit of cheese rind...blue cheese, parmesan...”
The night is no longer young. Your friend, life of the party a few hours ago, is passed out on the couch. But how drunk are they? Do they just need a helping shoulder to stagger off to bed, or is this the level of drunk that warrants a call to the hospital?
For the people who proudly display their Myers-Briggs results on their online bios, there’s a new personality test you can take. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have categorized drinkers into four different roles, inspired by cultural icons and film characters. Right next to your Myers-Brigg “INFP”…
Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour Napa County wine tour, and you want to get your money’s worth? Or maybe you’re hitting your bachelor pal’s BBQ, and the action starts at noon. Or, maybe, what the hell, you just want to go all out on a hot summer day. This…
In Kent Babb’s revealing new biography of Allen Iverson, he gets into the famous 2002 press conference in which “AI” repeated the phrase “we’re talking about practice” 22 times. According to the book, 76ers coaches and executives believed Iverson was drunk.
Pedro Martinez’s excellent-sounding book is full of Manny Ramirez stories, like the time the Red Sox slugger took fashion advice from “the three little midgets in [his] head.” And yet, some gems didn’t make it into the book, like the time Ramirez spiked the clubhouse booze with Viagra.
Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent—probably best known for his book The Junction Boys, about Bear Bryant’s Texas A&M team—was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for his 10th DWI. Last week the Dallas Morning News published a long profile about Dent’s sportswriting career and his problems with the bottle.