If you were ever forced to sit through a high school or college history class, you probably heard the story of the fall of the Roman Empire. At best, you remember that savage, fur-clad barbarians poured through the gates of a rotting, decrepit empire and snuffed out the light of civilization for a thousand years,…
FiveThirtyEight has a cool breakdown of American soccer fandom and the huge lead Manchester United, who suck, have. Somehow, Leo Messi only has more American fans than 14 MLS teams.
Who were the NBA players who were passed to the least this year? Our friend Kyle Wagner dug into the stats and looked into a few of the more revealing cases.
Our own Hannah Keyser has a great story up at ESPNW on the women who bookended MLB’s having managed to go 70 years without a female scout; go check it out. [ESPNW]
Vice Sports has a nice post today by Wendy Thurm, a friend of the program, about growing up in the 70s and going to Islanders games at the Coliseum. It catches just enough daylight to tell you how much communication, infrastructure, and the basic day-to-days of getting out to see a game can change in the time it takes…
Our own Kevin Draper—who really should have written this for us—goes in on Yahoo scoop-machine Adrian Wojnarowski at The New Republic. You'll read it, because Woj deserves some going-in upon. But this paragraph, from an entire section on Wojnarowski's cozy relationship with longtime Pistons executive Joe Dumars,…
Our pal Sam Page has collaborated with artist Molly Brooks on Hockey Ops, a new comic book about hockey-playing soldiers in a war-torn future. It's pretty cool, and you can check it out for less than a dollar over at Comixology.
How The Onion uses its three-person art department to help create and sustain a satirical alternate universe. [Co.Design]
Read about Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi and how he worked out during Ramadan, from our pal Dom Cosentino. Also, did you know Aboushi has nine siblings? [NJ.com]
This profile of Chuck Blazer is a good reminder that American soccer executives can be just as corrupt as the rest of the world's.