Dear Marcus Smart: 'Fighting Words' Don't Really Exist​

You can't legally punch a man for calling you the N-word. Not on a basketball court, not in the streets, not in a house, not with a mouse. ESPN has been mangling the fighting words doctrine all weekend. It's there to discourage dueling, not to give people a license to brawl. » 2/10/14 3:31pm 2/10/14 3:31pm

Here's Tom Brady's Bitchfest With An Assistant Coach

Up a touchdown late in the Patriots' battle in Washington, Tom Brady threw an interception in the Redskins' end zone then threw a tantrum on his own sideline with New England assistant coach Bill O'Brien. The two eventually had to be separated, though CBS analyst Dan Dierdorf would have you think this sort of thing… » 12/11/11 4:14pm 12/11/11 4:14pm

Mick McCarthy's Secret To Successfully Managing A Soccer Team:…

Wolverhampton manager Mick McCarthy has finally revealed the secret to his immense success. Every morning, McCarthy greets his players by firmly pressing his palm meat against their palm meat, curling his fingers around their fingers and ecstatically pumping his hand inside theirs. Over and over. Until the whole team… » 7/13/11 2:35pm 7/13/11 2:35pm

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is So Scared Of Manny Pacquiao That He Won't Even…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be the best defensive boxer since Pernell Whitaker, but he has a shit-eating grin, a toy punch, and, at least when it comes to Manny Pacquiao, a yellow streak the width of Route 15. Mayweather has been ducking Pacquiao for years, claiming all the while that the Filipino was on steroids (and… » 6/17/11 4:20pm 6/17/11 4:20pm

Lance Armstrong Stepped To Tyler Hamilton Outside A Boys Room In Aspen…

For a man with one testicle, Lance Armstrong has enormous balls. This past weekend, Armstrong all but challenged his former teammate and current nemesis, Tyler Hamilton, to a duel outside the bathroom of a swank Aspen restaurant. Hamilton was in town to lead bike rides for Outside magazine and dine with friends at… » 6/13/11 2:10pm 6/13/11 2:10pm

Bernard Hopkins Finally Explains His Loathing For Donovan McNabb And…

You might recall that before he became the oldest boxing champ in history last weekend, Bernard Hopkins had some choice words for Donovan McNabb, who never had much truck with the boxer, aside from neglecting to shake his hand when Hopkins visited the Eagles training center in 2004. Never one to let go of a grudge… » 5/25/11 12:05pm 5/25/11 12:05pm

Bernard Hopkins Promotes Upcoming Fight By Calling Donovan McNabb A…

Not long ago, HBO aired a promo for Bernard Hopkins vs. Jean Pascal in which the brassy tongued Hopkins verbally mauled his Haitian opponent. Unfortunately, HBO wasn't present when Hopkins lost his mind yesterday and voiced some astounding opinions about Donovan McNabb. Good thing Hopkins voiced them in front of… » 5/11/11 3:00pm 5/11/11 3:00pm

Spanking Young Deers: Bernard Hopkins Still The Undisputed Champion Of…

HBO is on to a pretty great idea here. Take two fighters — one of them a curmudgeonly ex-con in a periwinkle sweater vest — have them sit backward in chairs like The Fonz, and let them go at it with only skinny suited Max Kellerman to intervene should the sparring proceed from verbal to fistic. Bernard Hopkins might… » 5/05/11 12:40pm 5/05/11 12:40pm

Bob Knight Continues His Solo Defamation Crusade Against John Calipari

Bob Knight can't bullwhip his players anymore, and so over the past few years he's redirected his unmitigated anger about college athletics. It now rests squarely on the head of Kentucky basketball pimp John Calipari. On Saturday, Knight spoke to some Hoosiers at a banquet in Wabash, Ind. and claimed that the starting… » 4/19/11 2:45pm 4/19/11 2:45pm

Caps Coach Calls MSG Facilities "Horrible," Is Correct

The Washington Capitals were at Madison Square Garden last night for a 3-2 loss to the Rangers, and they'll play again on Wednesday evening. Head coach Bruce Boudreau would rather they didn't have to. He went on the The Kirk McEwen and Mike O'Meara Morning Show on D.C.'s "The Edge" this morning to tell them that the… » 4/18/11 3:50pm 4/18/11 3:50pm