A Skeptic's Guide To The Mekons

The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their… » 4/21/15 2:24pm 4/21/15 2:24pm

An Afternoon of Countryside Curling? Sure, Why Not.

Having moved to London in the heart of winter—when the gray skies cast their eternally dull pallor on the city and it’s dark before the evening commute home—I leapt at an invite to spend a day in the British countryside, curling. Yes, curling, the Scottish sport that is something akin to shuffleboard on ice. » 4/20/15 5:24pm 4/20/15 5:24pm

England-Norway U19s To Replay Final Seconds Of Match After Ref's Error

You know how when you're in the middle of a video game and you save at one point, keep on playing, only to realize you messed something up and go reload from your last save? Well, UEFA is pretty much doing the same thing to rectify a referee's error late in a women's U19 Euro Championship qualifying match. » 4/09/15 10:47am 4/09/15 10:47am

Area Man Pretty Sure Ladies and Their 'Equality Thing' Ruined Golf

An elderly British golf commentator is pretty sure that golf — the game of choice for world leaders wishing to bore their political foes to death — is being ruined by women and their peevish insistence on the “equality thing.” Peter Alliss told a magazine that admitting women to golf clubs has “caused mayhem” and… » 4/07/15 3:10pm 4/07/15 3:10pm

Andros Townsend Waves Hi To Media Hater After Great International Goal

Andros Townsend isn't a great player, but then again, England aren't a great team, so it isn't too much of a surprise that the Spurs winger was called up during this international break, nor that he managed to blast home the tying goal in today's 1-1 draw against Italy. Well, not a surprise to us. Former player and… » 3/31/15 6:15pm 3/31/15 6:15pm

Harry Kane Scores In His International Debut, Is Soon To Be Crowned King


All week leading up to today's England-Lithuania Euro 2016 Qualifier, the only thing anyone could talk about was Harry Kane. Will he start? Should he start? Where will he play? How do we make more of him? Coming into the match, you'd have thought the season's Premier League breakout star would get elected Prime… » 3/27/15 5:33pm 3/27/15 5:33pm

Racist Chelsea Fans Stop Black Man From Boarding Train, Chant At Him

The video below was shot at the Richelieu-Drouot station of the Paris Métro today, according to The Guardian, before Chelsea took on Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League clash at the Parc Des Princes. You can see a black man attempt to board a car that has a bunch of singing Chelsea fans in it, only to have… » 2/17/15 8:09pm 2/17/15 8:09pm

Fuck The British Royal Family

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen, looks like a goddamn donkey. … » 12/09/14 11:10am 12/09/14 11:10am

England Didn't Change After All

The new dawn, the changing of the guard, a new broom to sweep England clean. Call it whatever tired sporting cliché you like—this World Cup was meant to be the start of an exciting new era for the England team. The 1996 European Championship that so nearly ended in glory was meant to be the spark that set English… » 6/24/14 11:31am 6/24/14 11:31am