Roger Goodell’s tenure as commissioner of the NFL has been marked by his eagerness to remind everyone he’s in charge when it comes to player discipline. From Bountygate to Ray Rice to Adrian Peterson to Ballghazi, Goodell has been there to announce to the rest of the world that he’s got this.
The LaVar Ball circus continued yesterday, this time with some not-so-thinly-veiled misogyny taking a spot in the center ring.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and freshly hired GM Koby Altman held a press conference yesterday, the purpose of which was to assure everyone that, actually, the Cavs’ disastrous summer has been good. It was mostly boring, except for one part when Gilbert couldn’t help but throw some shit at the Pacers.
The Colin Kaepernick situation really isn’t that complicated. Either you believe he is better than a number of current NFL backup quarterbacks and therefore deserves a job, or you don’t. Either you believe that his outspoken political beliefs have earned him a league-wide blackballing, or you believe he’s not even…
The thing about Mike Pence subjecting an airplane full of reporters to an in-flight screening of Hoosiers is that you can’t even be mad at him for liking a bad sports movie.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria sat down for a lengthy interview with ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the purpose of which was to reveal his kinder, gentler side. Most of the interview deals with Loria’s relationship with José Fernández, but there’s a brief aside in which Crasnick asks Loria about rumors that Donald Trump wanted…
Donald Trump, a wide-set dingus, spent the weekend entertaining Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. The pair played some golf at Swamp Versailles, and Trump was spotted swinging around a big, stupid, gold driver.
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue sat down for an interview with the Talk Of Fame Network, and he wants everyone to know that he’s really sorry about that whole actively ignoring and downplaying the effects of concussions in the NFL thing—or at least about speaking intemperately.
Taylor Royal, a 26-year-old accountant who is running as a Republican in Omaha, Nebraska’s mayoral election, has a really stupid idea:
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard has just published a profile of former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie. It might be my favorite sports story of the year, and you should go read it immediately, because if you had any lingering doubts about whether Sam Hinkie is really like that, this story will put those doubts to rest.
The New Orleans Pelicans are 0-8. In a vacuum, there’s nothing particularly alarming about a bad basketball team starting the season with eight consecutive losses, but the Pelicans have failed in a way that shouldn’t really be possible in today’s NBA.
Hue Jackson’s first season as head coach of the Cleveland Browns is not going so well. The team is off to an 0-5 start, and while other teams in the league are enjoying success behind talented rookie quarterbacks that the Browns failed to draft, the Browns’ quarterback situation remains a a game of Spin the Seppuku…
Mike Ditka, a racist porcupine with a perpetual sunburn, has weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick situation. You really don’t need me to tell you exactly what he had to say about Kaepernick, because you already know that Ditka is a rotten old fuck who has been muttering, “If you don’t like America, you can get out!” to…
Donald Trump, a big scarecrow made of uncooked bratwursts, is still trying to court black voters. To that end, he had undead boxing promoter Don King introduce him to an audience gathered at a church in Cleveland, Ohio this morning.
MLB announced that Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been suspended without pay for 30 days following the league’s investigation into his team’s shady handling of player medical data. What’s remarkable about this isn’t that a GM has been suspended for concealing medical information about his players from trade…
There are a lot of big dumb assholes involved in major league baseball. This guy, for example. For whatever reason, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler, an old man nobody had ever heard of until a few months ago, has decided that 2016 is the year in which he attempts to become the biggest, dumbest asshole of them all.
Donald Trump may not have been able to convince any famous athletes to speak at this week’s Republican National Convention, but he did get Lou Holtz’s support, dammit, and Lou Holtz is giving it everything he has.
Imagine you are Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono, a senior who just helped your team win one of the greatest championship games in NCAA history. You’re sweaty, you’re euphoric, and you’re covered in confetti. You want to scream and hug your teammates and find your family. You turn toward the crowd, and you see your…
In case you missed it last week, an enterprising Twitter user pointed out to Walmart that they were selling University of Maryland shirts with the nickname TERPS jammed into what is clearly an outline of Massachusetts: