President Obama Talks Football And The NCAA

The New Republic has an interview with President Obama where the newly re-minted commander-in-chief discusses, among other things, violence in football. The President makes some reasonable observations about the sport and the changes he foresees—less exciting for us, safer for the players—which I think we can all get… » 1/27/13 12:30pm 1/27/13 12:30pm

Angry Tom Brady Nearly Inspired The Patriots To The Biggest Regular…

San Francisco 41, New England 34: The 49ers and Patriots got together to play a football game tonight and, since the first one they tried sucked, they obligingly scrapped it and started a new one with 10 minutes left in the third quarter. Up to that point, the two teams had combined for three interceptions, eight… » 12/17/12 12:36am 12/17/12 12:36am

MLB Hot Stove Apathy: The Real Secret Variable That (Almost) Predicted …

The "Redskins Rule" failed to pick the winner for second time in three presidential races, so it looks like everyone will have to pick a new random sports thing as their favorite election-prediction oracle. Instead of just choosing some random team's game, we decided to go to the sports site that really has its finger on … » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Poll: Lance Armstrong More Popular Than Obama Among America's Youth

In case you haven't been following the news, last week didn't go so hot for Lance Armstrong. He was stripped of 7 Tour de France titles, dropped by his sponsors, and accused of bribery. So how did his reputation stand up? » 10/26/12 2:30pm 10/26/12 2:30pm

ESPN Nixes Bill Simmons-Barack Obama Podcast

If Bill Simmons seems grouchier in his MVP column today, or in his podcast later this week, you'll have to forgive him. He was scheduled to have Sen. Barack Obama as a guest, but, for reasons that haven't quite made themselves clear, ESPN canceled the appearance. Obama was all ready to go, but the network pulled the… » 4/16/08 8:42am 4/16/08 8:42am