Madison Bumgarner, the larger-than-life ace of the San Francisco Giants, carries the backstory of the hero in a tall tale. He began chewing tobacco in the fifth grade; he got married in blue jeans; he chopped up a rattlesnake with an axe and saved the two baby bunnies he found inside. But one story has fascinated fans…
Bryan Cox, Sr. spent the last three seasons as the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He was fired three days after the team’s historic defensive collapse in the Super Bowl, along with defensive coordinator Richard Smith. Cox isn’t quite sure about how this happened.
This time last year, Novak Djokovic was about to complete his fourth consecutive Grand Slam win—as dominant a run as the tour has ever seen. But this year, since the first week of January, he has yet to get further than the quarterfinals of any tournament at all.
According to a statement just released by the NFL, Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey, which was stolen from the locker room after the game, has been recovered. Authorities also recovered Brady’s Super Bowl XLIX jersey, which no one even knew had been missing.
Now here’s an item of interest. I don’t make the claim that every piece of news rises to the level of a matter of national importance, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get a kick out of hearing some of the odd things that happen across our nation.
We have an honest-to-God post-Super Bowl mystery on our hands, and I am elated. You see, Tom Brady doesn’t know what happened to his game jersey:
Have you ever looked around a vacant garage and thought, “Boy, this would be a great place for Ray Lewis to pretend he’s giving a Super Bowl pep talk, repeatedly using ‘we’ and ‘us’ to describe a team he never played for as he pumps up the empty room”? So has the NFL!
Kyle Shanahan is about to coach in the biggest game of his career. He might need his playbook this weekend, but he lost it after the backpack he was carrying it around in at NFL media day got nabbed! Who could have pulled off such a dastardly caper?
La La Land is a movie carried by talented actors doing their best with what they were given. One of the things they were given was this hideous souffle-cake chimera which Ryan Gosling believably portrays as food.
Exciting, the Dow closed over 20,000 yesterday for the first time in history. What is the best thing to do with this information? Uhhhhh...
HBO’s Westworld, the haunting tale of what can happen when cowboy sex robots go awry, spent its first season unwrapping many of the mysteries that so captivated its audience—save, that is, the question that has tormented fans most of all. And that’s apparently exactly how HBO wants it.
When the Spanish police raided the lab of cycling doctor turned doping kingpin Eufemiano Fuentes in 2006, they found 211 blood bags from athletes he worked with, as well as coded ledgers detailing his appointments with those athletes. Some of the codenames corresponded to the names of riders’ dogs, and stars like Ivan…
Jennifer Frey drank herself to death.
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Music and sports fans alike have spent years trying to figure out the true identity of the unnamed New York Knick mentioned in Biggie’s “I Got A Story To Tell.” Bomani Jones and Dan Le Batard, hosts of ESPN’s Highly Questionable, have been particularly dogged in their pursuit of the truth, and today brought them a…
This story was originally published on December 8, 2015. Shortly thereafter, Craig Wright scrubbed much of his digital presence and disappeared for months—until May 2, 2016, when he publicly announced that he is the creator of Bitcoin.
Jordan Spieth’s quadruple-bogey at Augusta National’s par-3 12 shocked viewers around the world and cost him the Masters. How could such an incredibly talented golfer melt down like that? We went back into the video to see exactly what happened—and found something bizarre.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has missed the last 15 games with a partially torn quadriceps, but he was expected to make his return to the floor as early as tonight in Indiana. That all went out the window last night, though, when ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne reported that Griffin flew back to L.A. after…