Arsenal Players Speak Out Against Homophobia, With Sexy Results

As a matter of policy, we don't usually participate in advertising campaigns. We're making an exception here, though, because a) the advertisement above, featuring several Arsenal players, is for an anti-homophobia campaign, which is fine by us and b) we need a pretext to run the following, which is definitely the… » 9/05/14 12:46pm 9/05/14 12:46pm

Press Release Touting Newer, Hipper Ronald McDonald Is Batshit Crazy

Ohhhhh, Darren Rovell. Oh, you picked the wrong day to be suspended from Twitter, amigo. Because McDonald's just issued a press release for a fully redesigned Ronald McDonald, and it is fucking nutty. They don't even bother trying to sound human. They went the full Poochie. Let's take a look. » 4/24/14 3:27pm 4/24/14 3:27pm

CNN Asks How Recent Anti-Semitic Shootings Affect The KKK's Brand

When CNN wrote the worst Kurt Cobain lede ever, we figured that they had done something on which they couldn't improve. Here, though, is a long article ("Can This KKK Leader Rebrand?") from the once-respected news organization suggesting that the true victims of the recent Overland Park shootings may actually have… » 4/21/14 11:50am 4/21/14 11:50am

On The Super Bowl Party Boat With Cam Newton And Endless Free Beer

There was a plastic tent in front of the aircraft carrier and a man in a black sport coat was shouting—with great authority—at a group of media people waiting to get inside the Madden Bowl party and out of the cold. A generator had just blown inside the tent, which was already filled to capacity to cover celebrity… » 1/31/14 2:47pm 1/31/14 2:47pm

Can Dirtbags, Pretty Ladies, And Twitter Save Horse Racing?

If you're like the average American, your experience of major horse races centers on one: the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps you know a bit more about the sport and follow the Preakness and the Belmont as well, putting a bit of money down in the same spirit in which you'd pick a bracket and talking up Triple Crown winners… » 11/01/13 3:25pm 11/01/13 3:25pm

Video: Texas Tech Coach Kliff Kingsbury's Swag Cannot Be Contained

When we last checked in with the Texas Tech football program, we were giggling like school children at this farcical email, sent from a booster to the school's deputy athletic director. Recall: the email was all about how to craft new head coach Kliff Kingsbury's image into one that would vault him onto the… » 3/29/13 10:40am 3/29/13 10:40am

Leaked Memo: How Texas Tech Could Craft The Image Of Its New Coach And…

A tipster sends along the following email, which was originally sent from Stephen Spiegelberg, a Texas Tech alum and proprietor of Lubbock clothing store Chrome, to Joe Parker, the deputy athletics director at Texas Tech. According to the tipster, the message was bcc'd to a few of Texas Tech's regents. The email seems… » 3/04/13 1:44pm 3/04/13 1:44pm

Game Of Thrones House Sigils, As Re-Imagined By A Nike Designer

Darrin Crescenzi is a Portland-based graphic designer, and something of a go-to guy for Nike. He's responsible for, among other things, the Team USA Olympic jerseys, Nike's Livestrong campaign, and various logos and brandmarks going back half a decade. These are all corporate things that are hard for anyone who's not… » 9/07/12 2:45pm 9/07/12 2:45pm

Backward Nike Swooshes On NFL Uniforms: Wrong Or Stupid?

The preseason Jets-Bengals game was on in the bar Friday night, and while the endless five-yard outs thrown by the dynamic Jets offense made it feel as if we could have been watching anytime, there was one new glaring difference: the Nike logos on the uniform sleeves. They jumped out all the more because half the… » 8/13/12 4:37pm 8/13/12 4:37pm