Mariano Rivera Sets Another Record And Why In Hell Is He Retiring

Another day, another record for Mariano Rivera. He's the MLB career leader in saves, so naturally every one breaks that record, ho-hum. Friday*, though, he also passed Trevor Hoffman's mark for career 30-save seasons, with his 15th, and he's still going to retire at the end of this season. Which sucks. » 7/13/13 6:35pm 7/13/13 6:35pm

Survey: 27 Percent Of Americans Believe God Helps Decide Who Wins…

Because it's Super Bowl time, everyone has to get in on the football. The Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey earlier this month, and asked its random sample of 1,033 adults a bunch of questions about the NFL. Most of the responses aren't surprising or interesting (Lots of people watch football! Even… » 1/30/13 2:35pm 1/30/13 2:35pm

Clemson Receiver Gets Baptized At Practice, Sets School Record For…

Junior DeAndre Hopkins looked like a new man in Clemson's win over Auburn on Saturday. He set a school record with 13 catches, finishing with 119 yards and a score. Then his wide receiver coach posted this photo to Twitter, totally explaining everything—Hopkins had been baptized after Thursday's practice, in front of… » 9/04/12 1:00pm 9/04/12 1:00pm

The Death Of A Former Football Player At An Underground Fight In A…

The church along the Broken Arrow Expressway in Tulsa is of the Christian-capitalist mega-variety. You know the deal: rock shows, slick website, a gift shop, deadly unsanctioned boxing fights. One such fight on Sept. 21, 2011, allegedly resulted in the death of George Clinkscale, who played linebacker for four years… » 11/04/11 3:45pm 11/04/11 3:45pm

Kurt Warner Talks Dancing, Theodicy On His Good Day L.A. Interview

Of all places for Kurt Warner to get backed up against a wall, and then repeatedly and viciously head-butted about his religion, a Good Day L.A. interview was not our first guess. But yesterday, the former NFL quarterback and born-again Christian joined Jillian Reynolds, Steve Edwards, and Dorothy Lucey to talk about… » 4/20/11 2:40pm 4/20/11 2:40pm

Here's Tim Tebow's New Jockey Ad, Kind Of

With apologies to King Herod, we've provided a slight edit to possible NFL starter and definite advertising boon Tim Tebow's brand new Jockey ad. The company released this spot today, and it is somehow even more reverential and vanilla than we ever could have imagined it to be. When Tim Tebow is modeling a T-shirt,… » 3/30/11 6:45pm 3/30/11 6:45pm

Before Blake Griffin Dunked Over A Car, Kenny Smith Had A Three-Minute…

If you missed the NBA slam dunk contest on Saturday night, you not only missed Blake Griffin dunking over a silver Kia and some other confusing but exciting shenanigans — you also missed Kenny Smith, Griffin's "coach" for the evening, delivering a nearly three-minute long speech about obstacles and the power of… » 2/21/11 2:00pm 2/21/11 2:00pm