Do Teams In Need Of A Draw Collude In International Soccer?

The U.S. and Germany both advance with a tie tomorrow and risk elimination with a loss, so there's been some fun speculation that the squads might play it safe and dull and produce a gentleman's draw. This sort of thing isn't unheard of—in 1982's Schande von Gijón, West Germany and Austria knocked the ball around to… » 6/26/14 9:43am 6/26/14 9:43am

Infographic: How Should I Feel About The Latest Sports Scandal?

You can't pick up a magazine or turn on the radio these days without hearing about a new scandal in the world of sports. This player's career was a front for a massive interstate drug smuggling operation; that league's games were fixed for the benefit of gamblers; players and owners from that other league were… » 9/11/13 6:00pm 9/11/13 6:00pm

On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From End To…

Cowboys-Redskins was the biggest matchup of the year, a win-or-go-home game for two division rivals. It turned out to be the most-watched regular-season sporting event in 15 years. But one familiar face was missing from the FedEx Field suites: commissioner Roger Goodell, who found something else to do Sunday night.… » 1/02/13 4:30pm 1/02/13 4:30pm

Union Files Collusion Lawsuit Against NFL, Alleging Secret $123 Million…

I've never been happier to admit I was wrong. Yesterday, the Redskins and Cowboys dropped their appeals of the NFL's salary cap penalties after being ruled against by rubber-stamp arbitrator Stephen Burbank, and I thought that was the end of it. The bad guys won. But the NFLPA had been saving its secret weapon for… » 5/23/12 1:00pm 5/23/12 1:00pm

The NFL Wins, Because The NFL Always Wins

There's no way that any sensible, thinking person who's not an NFL owner can honestly feel that the league acted justly in penalizing the Cowboys and the Redskins for spending their money and structuring their contracts the way they did during the uncapped 2010 season. But it doesn't matter, because the NFL plays by…

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Why Can't Roger Goodell Go One Day Without Lying?

Let's go on a magical trip to the NFL's fantasy world, where the penalties on the Redskins and Cowboys have anything to do with football. Indulge them when they tell you that two teams spending more than a nonexistent salary cap in the uncapped 2010 season constituted "an unacceptable risk to future competitive… » 3/28/12 5:25pm 3/28/12 5:25pm

It's Good That The NFL Is Punishing Washington And Dallas For Breaking…

I'm glad, gosh darn it, that NFL owners voted 29-0 to enforce salary cap penalties against the Redskins and Cowboys for spending a lot of money in the uncapped 2010 season. It's a good thing that the league is coming down hard, $36 million for DC and $10 million for Dallas, on two of the most powerful and… » 3/27/12 1:50pm 3/27/12 1:50pm

In The Name Of Competitive Balance, The NFL Plays The Bully And The…

The NFL is a dictatorship masquerading as a benevolent dictatorship. In redistributing $46 million in salary cap space from the Redskins and Cowboys to the rest of the league, the NFL is enforcing laws that don't exist, playing Robin Hood with blackmail, and generally continuing a tradition of arbitrary, paternalistic… » 3/13/12 10:20am 3/13/12 10:20am