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Story About The Lifecycle Of NBA Basketballs Is Entertaining As Hell

ESPN’s Baxter Holmes has a long, thoroughly entertaining piece about the lifecycle of an NBA basketball, pegged to the Finals. I’d urge you to go check it out, but it’s almost unreadable on the Worldwide Leader’s overbusy nightmare of a website; it’s like they printed it in 11-point font on the surface of a freeway… » 6/09/15 10:55am 6/09/15 10:55am

The NFL's Punishment Of The Patriots Proves There Is No Maximum Fine

Let’s quickly hump this Ballghazi scandal one more time—okay, this probably won’t be the last instance—for the opportunity to take another swing at the NFL for having no clue what the fuck they’re doing. The maximum fine allowable under the current CBA is $500,000, yet the league docked the Patriots $1 million, the… » 5/12/15 3:00pm 5/12/15 3:00pm

Brad Marchand Slashes Opponent In The Nads

You are allowed to do some pretty violent things to your opponent in the NHL, but one of the things you are not allowed to do is hit them in the coin purse with your stick. You have to pay close attention to the above video, but you can see Brad Marchand doing just that to Jonathan Ericsson. Marchand received a two… » 4/02/15 9:59pm 4/02/15 9:59pm

Marcus Smart Ejected After Punching Matt Bonner In The Balls

Celtics fans are hoping Marcus Smart is the next Kevin Garnett, and if this blast to Matt Bonner's nuts is any proof, the rookie is already embracing some of KG's finishing moves. This one, in particular, finished Smart's night; he earned the ejection, and Boston fell 101-89 to the Spurs. » 3/21/15 12:14am 3/21/15 12:14am

Rams Fake Punt From Inside Their Own 20 Is The Most Brazen Play Of 2014

We already saw the Rams fake a punt return today, but that's nothing compared to this silly fake punt pulled off with less than three minutes remaining, inside their own 20, and up by only two. If this doesn't work, it goes down in history as one of the stupidest decisions made on a football field. But it worked,… » 10/19/14 4:03pm 10/19/14 4:03pm

A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated… » 6/16/14 10:29am 6/16/14 10:29am

A Few Suggestions for the Next Phase of Ballsack Evolution

Yo, nature! You're crazy, bro. You have to know you're crazy. I mean, you do a great job with a lot of shit—my teeth totally grind up food like a boss; my precision grip is hella virtuosic on the DVR remote; my feet and pelvic angle crush verticality. But seriously, WHAT IS YOUR DEAL WITH BALLS? » 7/10/13 5:33pm 7/10/13 5:33pm

Testicles Have Taste Receptors. Do With That What You Will.

I don't know how to break this to you gently, so I'm just going to come out and say it: there are taste receptors on every pair of testicles. To be more specific, there are taste receptors for the flavors of sweet and umami ("pleasant savory taste") sitting atop the undercarriage of the male anatomy. So don't even… » 7/02/13 11:13am 7/02/13 11:13am