At Least Cleveland Still Has Great Beer

The mayor of Boston went on CNN this morning to talk about a snowstorm that hadn't begun yet. That is insane. I realize part of my reaction is based on being old enough to remember when CNN trafficked in weightier matters than weather porn and celebrity gossip, and I also concede that the storm heading this way seems… »1/26/15 4:00pm1/26/15 4:00pm

Map: Which Parts Of The Country Were Calling Ray Lewis A Murderer During The Super Bowl?

The map above shows the concentration of geolocated tweets sent during the Super Bowl that contained both the words "Lewis" and "murder." We were looking for references to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who in 2000 was charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of two men after an Atlanta Super Bowl party (he… »2/07/13 10:30am2/07/13 10:30am

It Sucks To Be Brandon Weeden, Vol. 5: The Browns Are Already Publicly Wondering Whether Brandon Weeden Is Any Good

First, he was trapped under a flag before ever playing a down in the NFL. Then, he was listed as 129 years of age on the Browns game program, which only served to draw attention to how old Brandon Weeden really is—29, way old for a rookie. Then, couldn't compile his high school stats because, well, he was… »11/10/12 2:35pm11/10/12 2:35pm

Birth Of A Rumor: How The "LeBron James's Love Child" Story Went Viral

It's official: the annual damaging and unfounded rumor about LeBron James's personal life has become an offseason tradition. Two years ago, it was Cleveland teammate Delonte West having sex with LeBron's mother Gloria. Last year, it was Rashard Lewis having sex with LeBron's girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, a rumor … »7/10/12 1:20pm7/10/12 1:20pm