Harold Reynolds Announces Revolutionary Findings In Physics

As Yasiel Puig and Josh Hamilton recently found out, sliding into first base is a dumb idea. It is, first, a good way to get hurt, and also everyone knows that it doesn't get you to the bag any faster, because the gains you make by getting closer to the bag are canceled out by negative acceleration and friction. What… » 4/11/14 1:39pm 4/11/14 1:39pm

Rhode Island TV News Does Story on Pussy Riot, Won't Say "Pussy Riot"

Hillary Clinton took a photo with Pussy Riot last week, and the former Secretary of State's selfie with the Russian activist rockers went viral. We're not surprised, then, that the story turned up on local news four days after the fact. We are surprised, though, that one TV station tried to cover it without ever saying … » 4/09/14 11:58am 4/09/14 11:58am

ESPN's Website To Celebrate Hank Aaron With Night Of Cosplay

Forty years ago today, Hank Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, surpassing Babe Ruth's mark of 714 and setting the all-time career home run record. Even with Barry Bonds having long since surpassed the record, this is one of the great moments in American sports history, more than worth marking out with special… » 4/08/14 1:21pm 4/08/14 1:21pm

Final Four Teamcasts Leave Viewers Confused, Enraged About "Bias"

Tonight's Final Four games were aired on TBS, with team-specific broadcasts on TNT and TruTV. This was explained to people for weeks, but it seems lots of them did not get the message—even with a large bug in the corner of the screen identifying the broadcasts as being oriented toward one of the two teams (and, of… » 4/05/14 10:13pm 4/05/14 10:13pm

Columnist Booted From Basketball Game; Commish Doesn't Like Coverage

Morris Dalla Costa, a columnist for the London Free Press, was ejected from the final game of a National Basketball League playoff series between the London Lightning and Windsor Express tonight because of what he reported about one team. The Canadian basketball league apparently contains some harsh critics. » 4/01/14 9:33pm 4/01/14 9:33pm

Dumb Question About Derek Jeter Drives Radio Host To Breaking Point

This is Bruce Drennan, a Cleveland sportscaster who hosts a call-in radio show called All Bets Are Off. During yesterday's show, a guy—a plant? an actual yokel?—called in and asked Drennan if he thought there was any chance that Derek Jeter might end up on the Indians. Much exasperation ensued, as did a mock… » 4/01/14 2:19pm 4/01/14 2:19pm

Columnist Angry At The Imaginary Murders DeSean Jackson Has Witnessed

You thought Phil Mushnick couldn't get any more Mushnick on your ass than he already has? Ohhhh, people. Oh, how you underestimate that cagey old fucker. Because today, Mushnick hopped into the Andy Rooney machine and set it to Full Bushy Eyebrow. Join me as he carefully evaluates the plight of… » 3/31/14 2:31pm 3/31/14 2:31pm

There Are Already Dumb Things Being Written About Yasiel Puig

This has to be some kind of record. The Los Angeles Dodgers are just two official games into the season, and the Los Angeles Times' Bill Plaschke has already fired off his first "Yasiel Puig is tearing this team apart!" column of the year. It doesn't make any damn sense. » 3/26/14 11:57am 3/26/14 11:57am