Happy 10th Birthday, Missile Defense! Too Bad You Still Don't Work.

Members of Congress and conservative lobbyists have been celebrating a very special birthday: President George W. Bush's official activation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. But the sad truth is that they're celebrating 10 years of self-delusion. The project is broken, despite the $40 billion spent on it. » 10/16/14 9:08am 10/16/14 9:08am

You'll Be Seeing A Lot Less Pink In The NFL This Pinktober

The dreaded Pinktober Pinkout Pinktacular is almost here, and NFL Shop already is emailing the ladies telling us to buy pink, pink, pink. But there's a good chance football fans will see less pink this time around, according to Uni Watch. » 9/30/14 2:50pm 9/30/14 2:50pm

"Marine Todd" Is an Awesomely Stupid Right-Wing Meme That Got Hijacked

It's the story of a man. A man who went to war. And then went to college. And then decked a godless shithead professor. It's a feel-good story! And it went viral among God-fearing Murkans. And then Twitter got hold of it. And then it got really good. » 3/31/14 1:55pm 3/31/14 1:55pm

Government Shutdown Means Overseas Troops Can't Watch Sports

In the grand scheme of sites and services affected by the government shutdown, it is a very minor thing. But think about how miserable you are when weather or carriage disputes or cable problems keep you from watching your favorite team play. That's happening now for thousands of American service members and civilian… » 10/03/13 12:09pm 10/03/13 12:09pm

Lawyers in U.S. Naval Academy Rape Trial Grill Victim, Call Her a 'Ho'

Well, this is completely sickening: the defense lawyers for three former U.S. Naval Academy football players accused of raping their classmate spent roughly thirty hours over the course of several days grilling the victim about her sex habits. The questions — which were asked in a public hearing — were intrusive,… » 9/21/13 4:30pm 9/21/13 4:30pm

Military Investigates West Point Grads for Pervy Rugby Emails

Two recent West Point graduates were removed from a basic officer leadership course at Fort Benning, Georgia by military officials in front of around 175 classmates yesterday morning. Our source says they're being investigated in relation to more serious charges tied to last spring's West Point rugby scandal » 7/25/13 1:00pm 7/25/13 1:00pm

Butt Plugs and Bitches: The Emails West Point Doesn't Want You to See

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point says it severely punished its men's rugby team for participating in a lewd email chain that was derogatory to women. A former cadet says that's misleading PR fluff. We got our hands on the emails about "rando skanks" and "black strap-ons" that reportedly prompted the nation's… » 6/11/13 4:00pm 6/11/13 4:00pm

The Military Asked ESPN For Help With Its Drone Program

For all the contentiousness of the presidential debates, both parties could agree on one thing: Flaming death from the sky, now and forever. The use of unmanned drones to surveil and occasionally blow up brown people is so accepted as a matter of course, the Worldwide Leader in Sports didn't hesitate to add its… » 12/20/12 3:05pm 12/20/12 3:05pm

The Carrier Classic Is Back, And It's Still Gorgeous

It's the second year for the Carrier Classic, the season tip-off played on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Tonight, the Notre Dame and Ohio State women play first on the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor, with the Marquette and OSU men to follow. One day, if they keep doing this, it's going to get old. It's going to… » 11/09/12 6:35pm 11/09/12 6:35pm

Even U.S. Troops Are Getting Screwed By NBC's Olympic Tape Delay

If you're stationed in Europe or in Afghanistan as a U.S. military member, you get one advantage when watching these Olympics: The time difference is smaller. But of course they're screwed, too. » 8/08/12 2:08pm 8/08/12 2:08pm

US Navy Frees Eric Kettani To Play For The Patriots

LTJG Eric Kettani can go back to being FB Eric Kettani. Yesterday, after three years of service on the USS Klakring, Kettani received his release from active duty and will join the New England Patriots for all offseason activities. » 4/26/12 1:40pm 4/26/12 1:40pm

When The Maple Leafs Went To War

Do you follow the RealTimeWWII Twitter account? You should. It's fascinating, educational, and often briefly frightening when you see something about invading Russians out of the corner of your eye. » 3/08/12 4:15pm 3/08/12 4:15pm

Happy Veterans Day! Here Are Some Really Happy Dogs Welcoming Soldiers…

Inspired by the smart folks at mental_floss, we've put together a little video in observance of Veterans Day: a compilation of excited dogs greeting their owners upon their return from basic training or service overseas. » 11/11/10 5:55pm 11/11/10 5:55pm

Drew Brees Plays Dress-Up With the US Marine Corps

Drew Brees visited Marines in Djibouti on a recent USO tour and got to play with their toys. He's a sharpshooter, etc. [New Orleans Times-Picayune] » 4/10/10 12:42pm 4/10/10 12:42pm