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

Who Shot Battling Siki? The Life And Murder Of A Prizefighter

Originally published in 1949 in The New Yorker and anthologized in The World of John Lardner. Reprinted with permission of Susan Lardner. For more on John Lardner, read Alex Belth's introduction to a new Lardner collection, Southwest Passage. » 6/18/13 1:50pm 6/18/13 1:50pm

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

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

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