We Trolled The ESPN Comments One Last Time Before They're Overhauled

The ESPN.com comment section has been described as a both a "cesspool" and "a wretched hive of scum and villainy." Deservedly. Bristol's servers bulge with the ill-considered and perpetually ignored thoughts of the unwashed masses, spouted forever into the ether with recesses only to register new aliases after a… » 7/12/13 1:30pm 7/12/13 1:30pm

High School Player's Grandma Adorably Comments On Newspaper Story To…

The Washington Post has a gamer for a 4A playoff semifinal last night, where Wise HS walloped DuVal by 31 points for a major upset. It's of interest only to that very small segment of readership who follows Maryland prep hoops, and of course, family and friends of the players. So while there's only one comment on the… » 3/06/13 2:05pm 3/06/13 2:05pm

Man Arrested For ESPN.com Comment That Threatened To Kill Kids Over…

We hate to use such cliched terms, but it's hard to describe the ESPN.com comment section without words like "cesspool" and "wretched hive of scum and villainy" and "somehow even worse than Yahoo's comment section." But that's an unfair generalization. Not everyone there is horribly racist or a ward of the state or a serial… » 9/19/12 9:45am 9/19/12 9:45am

Discussion Discussion: Surrounded By Assholes

If you've read our previous Discussion Discussions, or the Comment Of The Fortnight-Ish columns before those, by now you're likely familiar with how they work: we artfully (we hope) and circuitously (uh, yeah) lay out an argument for how best to conduct oneself down there, and hopefully by the end you're nodding and… » 8/17/12 5:10pm 8/17/12 5:10pm

Comments Of The Fortnight-Ish: Your Racist Jokes Are The Pee-Pee In…

In recent articles on commenting we've discussed freshness and originality, and now, having tackled those, we're prepared to move on to the slightly weightier topic of race relations in Western culture. Well, not quite. But we are going to talk about racist jokes. » 2/28/12 6:00pm 2/28/12 6:00pm