Why Would Any Country Host the World Cup?

There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy. » 6/12/14 2:13pm 6/12/14 2:13pm

Chris Andersen Allegedly Victimized In Elaborate Catfishing Scheme

Holy shit. We thought that the Internet Crimes Against Children's investigation of Chris Andersen was put to rest when his attorneys revealed to the Denver Post that Andersen had been extorted by the mother of an underage California woman who had a relationship with Andersen. Now, Andersen's attorneys have released… » 9/18/13 5:53pm 9/18/13 5:53pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

The Mayor Of Denver Has To Do The Ray Lewis Dance Now

Mayors of rival cities make cities make light-hearted bets on the outcome of sporting events all the time. Just yesterday the Packers-49ers game had chocolates, cheese curds, sparkling wine, "a free admission day to the Children's Museum" and bread, beer, more chocolates and a "a free admission day at the… » 1/13/13 3:40pm 1/13/13 3:40pm

All The 3:16 Bible Verses, Ranked By How Likely They Are To Foretell…

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers all had games in which they threw for 316 yards this season: nobody cares until Tim Tebow does it. Everyone's seeking meaning in random numbers, even asking for comment from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, as if he was the first to claim the 3:16 verse as his own. » 1/10/12 1:20pm 1/10/12 1:20pm

The Chris Sheridan-Peter Vecsey Blood Feud Enters Court, Hilariously

Journalism fight! Journalism fight! Let's all throw spicy language and felt-tip pens at one another! Yesterday, ESPN's Chris Sheridan sued the New York Post's Peter Vecsey and his employer for libel in NY State Supreme Court. The bone of contention was a "scandalous diatribe" (to quote the complaint) that the… » 6/16/11 1:15pm 6/16/11 1:15pm