Cleveland Newspaper Rejects Heat Fans' Ad Busting On LeBron

Dan Le Batard, as part of a stunt for his radio show, attempted to purchase a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (A mockup, via @itsleooo, can be seen below.) It would have been paid for by interested Miamians via Kickstarter, and poked fun at LeBron James for not, as of yet, publicly thanking Miami fans. » 7/30/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Today's Brazilian Newspaper Covers Are Pure Sadness

If there's one thing to be thankful for in the wake of Brazil's World Cup meltdown, it's that the host country's stunning 7-1 defeat gave Brazilian newspaper editors a chance to cut loose and really go all-in with the despair. With that in mind, let's survey (via Newseum) today's best, saddest Brazilian newspaper… » 7/09/14 10:30am 7/09/14 10:30am

"Spain Was The Titanic": The World Reacts To A World Cup Collapse

It's full-on postmortem time in Spain and around the soccer world, as people grapple with La Roja's ignominious exit from this year's World Cup. One of the finest international runs the sport has ever seen went out not with a whimper, but with an embarrassing, well-documented shriek. » 6/19/14 3:59pm 6/19/14 3:59pm

WrestleMania Gets New Orleans Newspaper's Front Page

Today's New Orleans Times-Picayune features five pages of coverage of last night's WrestleMania at the Superdome—an event which managed to bleed over into the public consciousness more than usual, thanks in large part to the end of the Undertaker's streak. Still, it's odd to see wrestling get the front page of any… » 4/07/14 2:14pm 4/07/14 2:14pm

Red Sox Take Out Newspaper Ad Thanking St. Louis

You'll find this full-page ad in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and it seems the Red Sox aren't done trolling everyone. "Your region, its people, and the entire Cardinals organization represent everything that's great about baseball." Damn it. We just spent a month breaking them down, and now Cards fans are going to… » 11/05/13 9:48am 11/05/13 9:48am

Maloof Family Thanks Sacramento In Newspaper Ad

Years of prayers were finally and officially answered: as of Friday, the Maloofs are no longer NBA owners. Sure, they drove the team into the ground, and sure, they did everything possible to sell the franchise to an owner who would move it from Sacramento, and sure, just two weeks ago George Maloof was hiding in a… » 6/03/13 10:26am 6/03/13 10:26am

100 Years Ago, Ty Cobb Had A Very Modern Holdout

It's not about money, it's about the principle. Or, No one player is bigger than the game. Sound familiar? Ty Cobb's holdout, over a matter of a few thousand dollars, was reported exactly 100 years ago to the day, in nearly the exact same language you'd hear in a modern contract dispute. Baseball truly is timeless. » 4/16/13 3:44pm 4/16/13 3:44pm

Media Somehow Find Way To Sell Boring Story Of World-Famous Olympian…

You had to feel bad for the editors of America when they heard that Oscar Pistorius was suspected of the murder of his girlfriend. I mean, sure, Pistorius is one of the most well-known athletes in the world, long held up as an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity. And sure, his involvement in a violent and horrific… » 2/15/13 1:25pm 2/15/13 1:25pm

Confused Sports Columnist Doesn't Realize A-Rod And Ray Lewis Were In…

There were two big stories in the world of performance-enhancing drugs, both released on Tuesday. One involved Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, and other baseball players being listed in the records of a shady clinic in Miami, Fla. The other involved Ray Lewis receiving a deer antler spray containing a… » 2/01/13 10:45am 2/01/13 10:45am

Derek Jeter: Fatty Fatty Boombalatty (Or Something)

That right there is Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, fresh off the pancake buffet at a Miami hotel as he rehabs his surgically repaired ankle. Notice anything different? I mean, besides the layer after layer of disgusting subcutaneous fat, just bulging and drooping and oh god I'm going to be ill. Anyway, new cargo… » 11/30/12 3:25pm 11/30/12 3:25pm