Why Do So Many Sportswriters Love Bruce Springsteen?

Hello. My name is Drew, and I think Bruce Springsteen is just OK. I have never bought one of his albums. I have attended one of his concerts (I was shitfaced), but only one. I used to practice singing "Brilliant Disguise" in the shower when I was in high school so that I could serenade a girl with it. Any girl,… » 7/01/14 11:05am 7/01/14 11:05am

Was The DA Who Didn't Prosecute Sandusky Killed By A Hells Angel?

Among the alluring storylines just after Jerry Sandusky's November 2011 arrest was the mystery surrounding Ray Gricar, the former Centre County (Pa.) district attorney who went missing in 2005. The case had long gone cold, and Gricar was declared legally dead six years later. But get this: the Altoona Mirror says… » 9/20/13 5:19pm 9/20/13 5:19pm

Who Killed Nugget II? Solving The Death Of Southern Miss's Mascot

The 1992 death of Nugget II, the University of Southern Mississippi's Golden Eagle, is cloaked in mystery. A federal investigation and autopsy revealed two possible causes of death: The eagle's body contained lead shotgun pellets, and it suffered from malnutrition. But no blame was ever assigned, and the case went… » 8/08/13 4:08pm 8/08/13 4:08pm

Did Derrick Nix Smack Cody Zeller In The Nuts, Or Did Zeller Make Him…

Senior Derrick Nix is Michigan State's team captain, but he's done some pretty uncaptain-like things. Like an offseason arrest for impaired driving and marijuana possession (the latter charge was dropped.) Like offering up bulletin board material when he called Victor Oladipo overrated. And then, toward the end of… » 2/20/13 5:45pm 2/20/13 5:45pm

Why Did Lance Armstrong Tweet Out The Cell Phone Number Of Some Random…

We've all seen it by now: Lance Armstrong's odd tweet, containing what looks to be his cell phone number. We figured it was the same old, same old—a direct message, mistakenly broadcast to the world. Annoying, in that he'd probably need to change his number, but funny for the rest of us. » 9/13/12 7:10pm 9/13/12 7:10pm

Pucks, Lies, And Videotape: Where Is The Kings' Stanley-Cup-Winning…

The last puck of the Stanley Cup Finals: an important relic, timeless for the player who gets to keep it as a souvenir of the greatest achievement of his profession life, yet strangely secondary. In the rush to celebrate the final horn, not a single member of the Kings gave a thought to that little rubber disc. Not… » 6/29/12 11:05am 6/29/12 11:05am

Who Was Behind @TVSportsratings, The Anonymous Twitter Account Hated By…

Over the weekend, the anonymous gadfly behind @TVSportsratings—one of the more interesting sports-biz Twitter feeds around, unless you count @darrenrovell, which you shouldn't—nuked his own account after sending the following direct message to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal: » 5/14/12 6:14pm 5/14/12 6:14pm

DadBoner Unmasked: Cracking The Internet's Biggest Mystery

Last week, we chronicled our efforts to find out the comic mastermind behind the great DadBoner twitter feed, an effort that was met with resistance by certain fans of the feed and by Karl Welzein himself, not to mention his fictional wife Ann Welzein. But that didn't stop tipsters from flooding us with information.… » 3/12/12 12:20pm 3/12/12 12:20pm

Hot On The Trail Of Twitter's DadBoner, The Internet's Greatest Mystery

Bold flavors. Power moves. Chest beefers. A thousand beers, you guys. If any of those references are familiar to you, then you're probably one of the over 52,000 people who follow the DadBoner Twitter feed, which is probably the best Twitter feed ever written by an imaginary middle-aged Michigan man who is separated… » 3/08/12 3:52pm 3/08/12 3:52pm

The Mystery Of Daniel Snyder's Short Legs

Daniel Snyder subpoena target Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post reports that according to FAA data gathered by the Wall Street Journal, Snyder's Red Zone Aviation jet was used 20 times last year from 2007-2010 to fly the 50 miles from Dulles International Airport to Winchester, Virginia. Here's what that looks like… » 6/16/11 5:07pm 6/16/11 5:07pm