Which NFL TV Markets Got Stuck With The Worst Games This Season?

People often split up NFL fanbases by state. As in: Michigan=Lions, Wisconsin=Packers, Illinois=Bears. There are two reasons for this. First, it's easy. We're used to looking at maps and dividing stuff up along state lines (like electoral votes). Second, most major college sports are dominated by large state schools,… »1/09/13 5:30pm1/09/13 5:30pm

Field Hockey America Vs. Rodeo America: Mapping The Faultlines Of America's Regional Sports

America is a beautiful, horrifying, crazy-ass mishmash of distinct geographic regions, as we know from watching John King's index finger on election night. This extends to all aspects of American life, of which the most important is obviously sports. Beyond the televised pro leagues (and their college counterparts),… »11/08/12 10:32am11/08/12 10:32am

City Folks Are Wimps, And Other Things We Can Learn From America's Reaction To Matt Holliday's Slide

In Game 2 of the NLCS on Monday night, 235-pound man-missile Matt Holliday broke up a double play by launching himself at Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro. Scutaro, only 185 pounds, never had a chance. The late slide demolished the 36-year-old's hip and took him out of the game. Since then the press has been … »10/17/12 6:00pm10/17/12 6:00pm