Which TV Market Is Getting Screwed This Sunday? An Analysis Of Week 16 …

The NFL's regional programming rules are famously byzantine, but luckily the506.com cuts through the bullshit for you, providing weekly maps that allow us to answer the only question that really matters: Which fans are the most screwed this Sunday? » 12/21/12 4:10pm 12/21/12 4:10pm

Powerball Winners Will Fund New High School Football Stadium Only If…

When you win a $200 million-plus lottery, you can pretty much screw with people however you want, especially if you're willing to pony up for something they really want or need. Take Brian and Mary Lohse, who won a Powerball jackpot some three months ago and finally decided they would make a hefty $3 million donation… » 12/18/12 8:15pm 12/18/12 8:15pm

One-Handed Beer Football Returns, In PBR Bowl X

For a decade now they've been gathering at 2 p.m. on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There's no planning, there's no invite—"Everybody just knows to come," says one of the event's founders. They're inexorably drawn by the twin siren songs of American: beer, and football. » 11/30/12 11:15am 11/30/12 11:15am

Readers: Let's Come Up With A Less Awful Trophy For The Winner Of…

Now that the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board have abandoned their ill-fated agrarian-robot-family-allegory design for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, how will the victors in the annual football showdown between Iowa and Iowa State know they've won? Please help bail out the corn industry by… » 8/24/11 2:20pm 8/24/11 2:20pm

Iowa Gives Coaching Award To Man Whose Workout Sent 13 Players To The…

Back in January, 13 Iowa football players were hospitalized for treatment of "exertional rhabdomyolysis," or an "acute breakdown of muscle fibers resulting in the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream." Basically, the Hawkeyes were pushed too hard in their workout routine, which was overseen by… » 4/25/11 11:50am 4/25/11 11:50am

Cassy Herkelman Is The Bigger Person In The 112-Pound Weight Class

This week, a God-fearin' home-schooled young man named Joel Northrup refused to face Cassy Herkelman in the ring because his faith doesn't allow men wrasslin' ladies. In a statement issued by his host school (because public high school athletic departments in Iowa have public relations experts?), Northrup explained… » 2/18/11 7:30pm 2/18/11 7:30pm

Morning Blogdome: Sick-Boy, With Tattoos Up And Down His Arms, Don't Ya …

Wayne Rooney's artistic forearm is something to snicker at:The feisty soccer lad just got hit his forearm all tatted-up and it pays tribute to the Stereophonics album, "Just Enough Education to Perform." Interesting choice. But Rooney's questionable tattoo doesn't even come close to some of the ridiculous body art other … » 7/10/08 10:15am 7/10/08 10:15am