Mesut Özil's First Goal For Arsenal Was Kind Of Amazing

We all know about Mesut Özil by now. The 24-year-old playmaker is the truth. From the moment he first took the pitch for Arsenal last month, he's been setting up goals for his teammates, even though he's been unable to find the net himself since moving from Real Madrid. But that finally changed today in the eighth… » 10/01/13 3:20pm 10/01/13 3:20pm

The Champions League Group Of Death Is Just Hilarious

There are 32 teams left after the Champions League playoff round ended yesterday, and so today was the Champions League draw, where the teams were divided into eight groups of four for the group stage of the tournament. There will be plenty of analysis and explanation and bloviation around the internet throughout the… » 8/29/13 3:15pm 8/29/13 3:15pm

What Edinson Cavani's Move To PSG Means For European Soccer

Earlier this week, French champions Paris Saint-Germain bought Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani from Italian side Napoli for a reported €64 million ($84 million). It's the fifth-highest transfer fee ever. What's also worth noting is that Cavani went for more than both Radamel Falcao's transfer to AS Monaco and Neymar… » 7/19/13 12:30pm 7/19/13 12:30pm

Deadspin's Sign Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades now, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to head off the end of times, but declines to quietly cede to SI the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 9/15/12 5:00pm 9/15/12 5:00pm