Larry Brown Reminds Us That College Basketball Is So Full Of Itself

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently said some very smart things about the uselessness of the NCAA, suggesting that the NBA D-League is a viable alternative for developing future NBA players who would only attend one year of college before going pro because of the one-and-done rule. Larry Brown, now the head… » 3/06/14 11:27am 3/06/14 11:27am

The Texans Got Old Man Ed Reed A Walker For His Birthday

Ed Reed turned 35 yesterday. His new teammates in Houston recognized the occasion by presenting him with a Hall of Fame jacket cake, but free safety Danieal Manning also gave Reed this platinum walker as a gag. Reed has yet to play this season because of a hip injury. No word on whether the Texans billed Medicare for… » 9/12/13 2:25pm 9/12/13 2:25pm

Bob Ryan's Twitter Account Is An Exercise In Muted Despair

When Peter Gammons sends out one of his patented butt-tweets, it's an occasion for laughter, because old guys who don't understand technology are always funny. But retired Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan's misuse of the social media platform makes us feel sad. Ryan definitely wants to say something, but he just can't! » 7/25/13 12:34pm 7/25/13 12:34pm

91-Year-Old Weightlifter Is Stronger Than You And Every Old Person Ever

Sy Perlis, an American 91-year-old weightlifter, bench pressed 187.5 pounds last Saturday at the National Bench Push-Pull Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. He competed in the 90-and-over group, and broke the world record for the heaviest weight ever benched by a nonagenarian. He beat the previous… » 6/15/13 3:15pm 6/15/13 3:15pm

The 111-Year-Old Yankees Fan Is Probably Lying About His Age

It was the ultimate photo op: Derek Jeter, the face of the Yankees, meeting Bernando LaPallo, who at 111 years old would be older than than Yankees franchise itself. Like every other good thing, it's probably not true. LaPallo's age is very much in dispute, and he's been accused of lying about it to sell books. » 6/03/13 12:03pm 6/03/13 12:03pm

Why Are The Lakers So Flat? Kobe: "Because We're Old As Shit."

Older teams have run the same strategy for years to deal with the NBA's 82-game grind: go through the motions in the regular season, make sure you're healthy and rested for the spring. But these Lakers, built to win in the postseason, wouldn't even be in the playoffs if they started today. They're 10th in the West,… » 1/02/13 2:35pm 1/02/13 2:35pm

Charlie Batch Used To Hand Off To Barry Sanders, That's How Damned Old…

Ed Reed threw some shade at Charlie Batch, who was far from elite but at least outplayed Joe Flacco in the Steelers' win in Baltimore. But no one was expecting greatness. Batch just gave more of what he's offered these past 10 years as Pittsburgh's backup (or third-string) quarterback: a steady, capable option under… » 12/03/12 4:00pm 12/03/12 4:00pm