1931 Op-Ed Eviscerates "Hypocrisy ... Utter Cowardice" Of College Sports

It's heartening to realize that the general sentiment toward the scam that is collegiate amateurism seems to have come around to the Death To The NCAA worldview. What's gone unappreciated, though, is just how long the fight to expose the fraudulent governance of amateur sports has been going on. The concept of… » 3/26/15 1:16pm Thursday 1:16pm

The Time Aaron Hernandez Peed On A Cab And Told Off A Reporter

The MMQB's Greg Bedard, who was a Boston Globe reporter on the Patriots beat during the seasons that Aaron Hernandez was on the team, has written an essay about his time spent covering Hernandez, and it includes one scene that begins with Hernandez pissing all over a running taxi cab and ends with the big tight end… » 3/25/15 12:18pm Wednesday 12:18pm

Saints Owner Tom Benson Addresses Accusations Of Mental Incompetence

87-year-old Saints owner Tom Benson has been at the NFL meetings in Phoenix this week, moving around with a walker and attending meetings with his wife and soon-to-be-owner Gayle. For the first time since having a lawsuit filed against him by his jilted heirs—one that accused Gayle of manipulating a mentally feeble… » 3/25/15 10:12am Wednesday 10:12am

José Abreu Is Baseball's Most Interesting Boring Star

Every now and then a sportswriter, worrying over why baseball isn't as popular with the youngs as it once was/could be, will cite the blandness of the modern star as one of the great problems facing the game. Recently, for instance, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo cited Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, and Hawk Harrelson… » 3/24/15 5:08pm Tuesday 5:08pm

Bob Huggins's Daughters Call Dez Wells A Rapist

Maryland guard Dez Wells was kicked off the Xavier men's basketball team in 2012 after being accused of sexual assault. An Ohio grand jury ultimately decided not to bring charges against Wells, and he later settled a lawsuit filed against Xavier. It's something he still hears about from opposing fans, and while his… » 3/23/15 9:19am Monday 9:19am

​​If You Like Painful Basketball And Dickhead Fans, Root For Virginia

Look, I'm not going to complain about Virginia's style of play here. You don't need to read the umpteenth article telling you that there's not much joy to be found in watching their version of rockball which involves, on offense, walking the ball up the court, wheeling man after man around the perimeter off of screen… » 3/20/15 4:06pm 3/20/15 4:06pm

If You Like Slick, Ridiculous Passing, Root For Providence's Kris Dunn

Providence coach Ed Cooley is renowned for his recruiting foresight, having helped land Craig Smith, Tyrese Rice, and other under-scouted players as an assistant at Boston College, but there weren't many layers for him to peel back with Kris Dunn, the most thrilling passer in the country. » 3/20/15 3:53pm 3/20/15 3:53pm

Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely With Persistent Foot Soreness

Thunder GM Sam Presti held a press conference today to announce that his team is super boned. Well, he didn't say that specifically, but that's about all there is to be gleaned from his announcement that Kevin Durant, who was supposedly close to returning to the team after missing the last 13 games with a foot injury,… » 3/20/15 1:02pm 3/20/15 1:02pm

Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo Find Their Final Forms

For a depressingly large group of actuarial soccer fans, this season's thrilling edition of the duel between temporally and cosmically entwined superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has mainly served as another set of cudgels to club down the other's reputation and legacy. Go deeper, because if you're… » 3/19/15 2:39pm 3/19/15 2:39pm

If You Want Blood And Guts, Root For Kentucky

Maybe you're one of those people who pushes all the difficulty sliders in your favor when you play NBA 2K15, or forces all the other teams to trade you their best players when you start up a Madden franchise. Maybe you only enjoy victory when it's achieved on the most destructive terms, your opponent left broken and… » 3/19/15 11:09am 3/19/15 11:09am

If You Like Lanky, Versatile Big Men, Root For Frank Kaminsky

If the only skin you have in March Madness is the money you've invested in bracket pools, might I suggest paying attention to the 7-foot Midwesterner with the name of a 50-year-old plumber? Wisconsin's extremely talented forward Frank Kaminsky has led the 31-3 Badgers to their first-ever No. 1 seed, and he's done it… » 3/18/15 2:00pm 3/18/15 2:00pm

This Guy's Terrible Mashups Of Hozier's "Take Me To Church" Are Great

Have you ever listened to a song and felt it was missing that special something? Maybe you thought the tune was excessively cheery, and needed more melancholy wailing from the likes of Hozier, the dour Irish dude whose droning "Take Me to Church" is, somewhat inexplicably, a huge pop hit. » 3/18/15 1:03pm 3/18/15 1:03pm