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.
If you're in D.C. tonight, swing by the Dodge City bar at 8:30, where our own Drew Magary will be reading from Someone Could Get Hurt. We can't say it will end with Drew shotgunning beers with you, but we also can't say it won't.
OJ: The Musical is a movie that exists, and the trailer suggests we might actually enjoy it. If you live in or near Atlanta, you can reserve some seats for a June 17 screening over here.
Since Iverson, the shooting sleeve has been as much a staple of NBA fashion as anything, but it actually started as a happy little medical-MacGyvering accident. The New Yorker has a short history of how it happened—go give it a read.
Over at Slate, Eric Brewster and Ben Blatt have put together a very cool tool that completely automates an itinerary for you for a <30-day road trip to every MLB park. It's pretty useful—if you have the leisure time and bank account to run off and do something like this. Go poke around at it and plan a vacation you're…
Steven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics, has his pick for the Kentucky Derby. He likes Chitu as the best value—20-1 right now—but he has some other recommendations for exotics that you should check out on his blog. Levitt also swung by Deadspin to chat horse racing yesterday, which you can read here.