The organizing principle of the Olympic medals functions as a universal language. Gold means first place, silver means second place, bronze means third place. The games have changed over the years, but this concept has remained a constant.
Last month, I made a public challenge to Donald Trump, which I will repeat here: If he or either of his sons will box me for one round, I will make the maximum legal contribution to his campaign and donate $100,000 to the charity of his choice.
The hapless Philadelphia 76ers erased a 24-point Golden State lead en route to shocking the reigning champion Warriors 105-108, with a last-second Harrison Barnes three-pointer proving to establish the final score.
Patriots tight end and erotica protagonist Rob Gronkowski appeared last night on ABC’s Family Feud with three of his brothers and his dad, facing off against Holly Robinson Peete’s family. It did not go well for the Gronks.
In keeping with the day's theme, below is a classic Esquire profile of Floyd Patterson after his second devastating loss to Sonny Liston, which we reprinted a year ago on The Stacks. No athlete has ever talked so frankly about his own shortcomings as Patterson did with author Gay Talese. He confesses at one point to…
Arthur Chu's streak of Jeopardy! wins has ended at 11, as he failed in tonight's show to answer Final Jeopardy correctly after a miserable game that left him in third place entering the final round.
How many of these answers from tonight's Jeopardy! can you get? All of them, probably.
We got a tip tonight from Albert at 8:20 p.m. and 50 seconds:
We don't know if Jo-Jo Reyes was watching Wilson Valdez celebrate an unlikely W after six seasons as a non-pitcher, and we don't know if he's reading about it right now. We do know that if we were in his position, it would make us want to throw a goddamn chair through the window.
Maybe you heard about the stunning display of asshattedness last week by Redskins proto-flack Tony Wyllie. The occasion: A University of Maryland College of Journalism "ethics in sports media" panel, to which Wyllie arrived late. Dan Snyder's dumbass libel suit came up, at which point Wyllie offered an equally…
It's a damn good thing for the University of Connecticut that it reconstructed a financial pipeline from took-his-cash-teet-and-went-home booster Robert Burton. Per the Hartford Courant, the school filed papers with the NCAA claiming a $1.76 million loss from its January trip to the Fiesta Bowl.
Bush, who never played at the Major League level and was released by the Blue Jays this spring, does his very best "Don't tase me, bro!" impression while being hogtied and arrested for DUI and resisting arrest. I never understood why people resist arrest, even if they're drunk. If the police want to arrest you, they…