Lady Who Just Lit Olympic Flame Tweeted A Racist Picture Of The Obamas

The Olympic opening ceremony just wrapped up, and former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina was the given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame. Rodnina is one of Russia's most successful figure skaters, and is currently a member of Russia's public chamber. She is also, it seems, pretty racist! » 2/07/14 2:16pm 2/07/14 2:16pm

The Gateway-Drug Myth Goes to Pot

"I've got a fat lip," President Barack Obama told New Yorker editor David Remnick on an Air Force One flight this fall, while munching away on Nicorette. The injury resulted from a blow to the face during the president's favorite stress-reliever—basketball. And since he was in Washington, D.C. at the time of the… » 1/24/14 4:27pm 1/24/14 4:27pm

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… » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

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