Ball So Hard: How Hard Did We Ball on Our Holiday Weekend Ballers

Last night’s tim-tam flim-flam Ballers, Baby, Ballers! television program on premium network HBO was either exactly what you needed after a holiday weekend or a bludgeoning to your skull, and possibly both. And the ballers? Well, this Independence Day weekend: They finally balled. And they balled hard. » 7/06/15 12:12am Yesterday 12:12am

How Hard Did the Rock Ball On Episode the Second of Ballers?

It’s been another week, and another episode of HBO’s confidently bad and conspicuously drama-free football whatchamacallit Ballers, and the viewer is now being forced to reckon with a question: was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson cast in this role because his head so closely resembles a football? Discuss. » 6/29/15 8:55am 6/29/15 8:55am

Ballers Shows Us How Boring (And Lethal) The NFL Really Is

That the season premiere of Ballers, HBO’s new semi-comedy about life in and around the NFL planetary system, turns out so predictably says something about how joyless those involved with professional football truly believe it to be. The show has the bones of a slogging 60-minute drama cut down to 30, which puts a… » 6/22/15 3:59pm 6/22/15 3:59pm