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

"World Series Shits To Detroit" Declares Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Et Al

Gather ‘round, my little dreamlets. Grandpa's going to sing of the days before every baboon with a wireless connection could vomit up a website and call it news. In those long-forgotten times, human beings would staff publications—magazines and newspapers, chiefly. But as audience habits and advertising money wandered… » 10/27/12 2:50pm 10/27/12 2:50pm

Tiger Stadium Turned 100 This Weekend, Too

Fenway Park's boozy birthday party this weekend brought out the hoi polloi in Red Sox history and even a confused-looking Bud Selig. The fortress of Yawkey Way wasn't the only big-league park that opened 100 years ago, though; Tiger Stadium, too, hosted big-league ball for the first time on April 20, 1912. » 4/23/12 2:15pm 4/23/12 2:15pm

Two Games In And The Boston Red Sox Are Being Compared To The Titanic

Oh, this is delicious. The usually level-headed and sane Dan Shaughnessy had a few things to say following the absolute drubbing of the Red Sox by the Detroit Tigers yesterday. This one had it all. An already-short-with-the-media Bobby Valentine, continued Josh Beckett injury speculation and Shaughnessy's signature… » 4/08/12 1:09pm 4/08/12 1:09pm

Thanks For The Memories, Booty Lounge: We Bid Farewell To Detroit's…

The Booty Lounge, Detroit's mobile strip club that found its most loyal audience in the Lions' tailgating community, was booted from the premises near Ford Field during yesterday's festivities. » 10/11/11 6:31pm 10/11/11 6:31pm

The Five Geniuses You Meet In Heaven: Mitch Albom Discovers The Apple…

After that whole thing about him winning a Red Smith Award that he probably shouldn't have won, Albom's stayed out of the spotlight. Or, wait, no: He's written a play and developed a TNT show. And, somewhere along the way, he found time to visit the Apple Store and write about it. » 5/25/11 3:00pm 5/25/11 3:00pm