With the release of the NFL schedule, fans everywhere finally have the chance to see their team's 16-game slate, and work out probable final records. And yeah, look at those games; your team's going to the playoffs for sure.
The Lakers season begins tonight with their home opener against the Clippers, but Kobe Bryant won't be playing. Bryant tore his Achilles tendon on April 12, and while he's still "ahead of schedule" in his six-to-nine-month recovery, he still hasn't begun running. He will miss at least the first several weeks of the…
UConn's Geno Auriemma went ahead and won his eighth national title last night, with a 93-60 rout over Louisville. He now matches former Tennessee coach (and longtime rival) Pat Summitt in NCAA titles ("that puts you in a category with the greatest women's basketball coach that's ever lived," he said after the game).…
Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. He had been battling cancer for the past decade. If you have time today, do go read Will Leitch on his correspondence with Ebert from a couple years back (a sampling: "I would love to say that I enjoyed fornicating on the Daily Illini desk, but if I…
Rick Majerus will no longer be lumbering up and down the sidelines at St. Louis University: He's been forced into retirement by a heart condition. The nature of Majerus's exit has led to a bunch of staid and somber reflections on his life and career, with passsages like this, from USA Today:
The Euro 2012 semifinals kick off today, and 69 goals in, you might have noticed one fan chant being sung after every single one. How did an eminently chantable White Stripes ditty become soccer's universal goal celebration? This piece, originally published Jan. 13, 2012, has your answers.
Originally published for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2010. Just as affecting today.
Bubba Watson just won the 2012 Masters. Let's celebrate with this wonderful video (made for charity!), originally published June 14, 2011.