Mexico Just Destroyed New Zealand. New Zealand Sucked So Much.

Mexico passed through them. They used long through balls, practically jamming it down the All Whites' throats. They dominated on set pieces. They defended with almost profound ease. They tripled their opponents' possession. And barring one the most unbelievable comebacks in the history of sports, Mexico just qualified… » 11/13/13 6:38pm 11/13/13 6:38pm

Mexico Are Definitely Going To The World Cup. Right?

For a few minutes, anyway, Mexico looked to be out of the World Cup. Last month, they lost away to Costa Rica on the final day of World Cup Qualifying, and Panama scored a late goal to take a 2-1 lead over the United States. If scores held, Panama would have moved on to a World Cup playoff. It didn't happen. » 11/13/13 9:01am 11/13/13 9:01am

This Is Just The Worst Rugby League Failed Try

In American football, you merely have to carry the ball into the end zone. But in rugby league, a player has to put the ball on the ground in the in-goal area for the try to count. Yesterday at the Rugby League World Cup, New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams had an easy four points, but inexplicably slipped over the… » 10/29/13 10:49am 10/29/13 10:49am

Sad Kiwis Are Sad After America Boated Past New Zealand Boats

This is what it looks like when your hobbit-proportioned island nation — which on its best days is still little more than a sheep-infested birthmark on Earth's backside — coughs up the mother of all leads and lets the U ! S ! A ! roar from behind to claim America's Cup, and wouldn't you know it, on New Zealand's… » 9/25/13 9:25pm 9/25/13 9:25pm

Field Hockey Player Ends Up Bloody After Getting Whacked On The Head…

Field hockey players might wear skirts, but that doesn't mean they aren't tough. Check out New Zealand striker Katie Glynn here. She tries to knock the ball away from her opponent, but instead gets bonked on the noggin. Listen to the crowd let out a collective "oohhh" as it happens, and again as it is replayed twice. » 8/08/12 4:00pm 8/08/12 4:00pm

Cricketer Takes 86 MPH Ball To The Crotch, Cracking His Cup

Kane Williamson was a hero on the fifth day of New Zealand's test against South Africa, and not just because he recorded a century and salvaged a draw after entering the afternoon facing down an enormous deficit. Early on he took a ball directly to the groin, a delivery that split his cup—or as per the cricket term,… » 3/27/12 10:30am 3/27/12 10:30am

This Guy Died This Year: Shrek, The Unshearable Sheep

There is only meaning in life if there is revelation in death. Billions of generations have come and gone, and most are meaningless for the purposes of the living if we can't take some sort of lesson from their brief time on earth. It's why we scour the obituaries and mourn the famous and infamous and successful and… » 12/29/11 6:50pm 12/29/11 6:50pm

One "All Blacks" Fan Stands Out In This Rugby World Cup Crowd Shot

Writes tipster Ryan W., "The Rugby World Cup finals are on currently airing NBC. I took a break from watching terrible NFL games to catch some of the finals between France and New Zealand (aka the 'All Blacks'). During a shot of the New Zealand crowd, I spotted this charming young man on the right side of the screen." » 10/23/11 4:30pm 10/23/11 4:30pm

A Rugby World Cup Final Preview For Americans Who Don't Know Shit About …

Chris Benz and Dave Shireley will be filing dispatches from the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, in the odd moments that they are sober. For a rugby glossary and position guide, click here. » 10/22/11 4:45pm 10/22/11 4:45pm

Lady Politician Kicked Out For Rocking A Jersey

Clare Curran, a member of the New Zealand Parliament representing Dunedin South, was asked to leave the debating chambers yesterday after arriving in a Highlanders jersey to show her support for the rugby club's original colors. The Highlanders have announced plans to adopt a green jersey, which has rather offended… » 6/07/11 4:40pm 6/07/11 4:40pm