The Foul-Mouthed Greek Coach Who Failed To Lead The U.S. To Soccer Glory

Germany smashed Greece, 4-2, in Euro 2012 last Friday. There would be no revenge for the not-austere-enough nation. On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, genuine Greek Stefan Fatsis explores the team's tortured history (and the US's!) through Alketas Panagoulias, who recently died. » 6/29/12 1:50pm 6/29/12 1:50pm

Arnold Palmer And The Golfin' Dolphin Might Be The Best Golf Book Ever Written

There were a few Arnold Palmer threads during this weekend's U.S. Open that sparked the mind of Slate's Josh Levin. So he was reminded of Arnold Palmer and the Golfin' Dolphin, P. Bryon Polakoff's 1984 masterpiece. Thank the lord. Listen up and learn how dolphins golf, and more, on this week's excerpt from the Hang… » 6/20/12 2:35pm 6/20/12 2:35pm

What Is The Worst Boxing Decision Of All Time?

After the Pacquiao-Bradley debacle on Saturday night, in which the stats said Pac-Man landed 94 more blows than Bradley did, Josh Levin endeavored to find the worst statistical decision in the Compubox era. The numbers in Roy Jones, Jr.'s screwjob in Seoul don't even compare to Dorsey-Paez I in February 1990. Learn… » 6/13/12 5:50pm 6/13/12 5:50pm

Doug and Jackie Christie's Love Will Bail Out America

This was released last week » 9/23/08 2:00pm 9/23/08 2:00pm, but it's still incredibly amusing. The aggressively over-committed duo of former NBA'er Doug Christie and his wife Jackie are extending their gilded love to Wall Street, determined to jump-start the economy before the wilting stock market puts America into deeper financial turmoil. Through…

Colts and Pats Match-Up Poised to Tilt Axis of Earth

The Indianapolis Colts/New England Patriots death-match hype is reaching its condition critical stage, as every single person on the planet tangentially-related to either one of those regions or to sports writing has to have an opinion about it. They must. This is the game of the millennium, you see, so act accordingly » 11/02/07 1:35pm 11/02/07 1:35pm