By now, you know that the St. Louis Cardinals—the sports equivalent of the Duggar clan—are currently under investigation by the FBI for hacking into a Houston Astros database. (The FBI! That means they’re fucked.) And not only did they allegedly hack into another team’s system, but they allegedly did it in the… »
- "It has been a season of amazing competition, challenges and real progress."
- "The NFL is made up of good and caring people."
- "We are doing more to protect our players from unnecessary risks."
- "Concussions were down 25%."
- "The quality of the game continues to improve."
- "Last year, technology improved officiating."
- "The… »
Roger Goodell was talking, but the words weren't his alone. "That speech was all Frank," says an associate of pollster Frank Luntz, lord of the dark arts of political messaging, who frequently works with Goodell and the NFL. "As soon as I heard Goodell's intro, I was laughing." »
Justin Bieber is back on the court, ballin' like only Justin Bieber can. Which is to say, he's forcing his poor manager, Scooter, to pretend like he just got juked out of his shoes by Justin Bieber's KraZy Dribbling Skillz. Seriously, look at this dive. You'd think he was some jobber selling for the Undertaker. »
Here's ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, braving the cold night air in Sochi to bring us a live report. Good thing he's got that coat and scarf on! Hey, wait a minute ... »
The internet is all abuzz about the fact that child killer George Zimmerman has agreed to fight 43-year-old rapper DMX in a three-round boxing match on March 1. But before we enter into weeks of discussing how horrifying the idea of these people profiting off of Trayvon Martin's dead body is, one thing needs to be… »
How does multi-platform conflict-machine Howard Kurtz crank out so much coverage, people wonder? Maybe it's easier to write a lot of media criticism if you don't read the media you're criticizing. So today Kurtz finds—for two different outlets—a dark shadow in the sunny coverage of NBA player Jason Collins' decision… »
Lance Armstrong was motivated to do the Oprah Winfrey interview that made everyone hate him in part because he thought "coming clean" would be the first step toward reducing his lifetime competitive sports ban. Unfortunately, Travis Tygart, the head of the USADA and the person who could adjudicate that ban, says… »
You don't need a ton of context to appreciate how batshit amazing this story is. Out of nowhere, a Twitter account emerges, claiming to have inside information. He floats some transfer rumors, scores a few hits, and all of a sudden becomes one of the more trusted sources covering Liverpool FC. So trusted that the club… »
Mike Barnicle, the plagiarist, fabulist, and all-around journalistic fraud, interviewed Terry Francona and Theo Epstein for a piece about how there's still room in the stats-conscious Boston Red Sox organization for ol' fashioned, gut-instinct, classic baseball managin'. There is, Barnicle wrote, a deep contrast… »