Tell Us About The Worst Thing You Ever Ate On Purpose

I want to be able to tell you that the worst thing I ever ate was, like, a wriggling cupful of live centipedes or a bucket of sand or, like, my own tongue: Something genuinely, universally unenjoyable and downright objectionable, which only the very most diseased psychotic person or most committed pretentious foodie… » 6/24/13 1:46pm 6/24/13 1:46pm

Your Marquette-Syracuse Open Thread [UPDATE: Now it's a Wichita…

If you're watching at home, feel free to participate however you want—we put a big yelling Baye Keita Cleanthony Early picture up there in case you'd rather annotate something, or just yak about whatever in the discussion—and enjoy this last and pleasantly coincidental gasp of the Big East as we know it, in an arena… » 3/30/13 4:35pm 3/30/13 4:35pm

Your College Basketball TV Schedule And Open Thread

Sadly, no Marshall Henderson or Victor Oladipo today (Henderson will be on ESPN3 against LSU at 1:30, if you don't mind the small screen), but click on Georgetown down there to get pumped for another virtuoso Otto Porter solo, and watch for some new guys today to irrationally pin your hopes on during the tournament… » 3/09/13 11:45am 3/09/13 11:45am

Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS): It'll be cold and probably lopsided, but the first thing might negate the second thing, so who knows. It'll also either be the last game of Ray Lewis's career or the last game of Peyton Manning's much-ballyhooed comeback season, so there are good schadenfreude options all around. » 1/12/13 4:25pm 1/12/13 4:25pm

Your Open Thread For The USA-Sweden World Juniors Final, Which We…

What a country we have here! The Americans stumbled a bit in the early rounds of the 2013 world junior hockey championship—they went 2-2, with losses to Canada and Russia—but they're in the final nonetheless. (Canada and Russia, you'll notice, are in the consolation game. USA! USA! USA!) If you want to know how they… » 1/05/13 8:00am 1/05/13 8:00am

Saturday Night Football Open Thread: Drunk Off Eggnog Edition

There's football tonight! No, no—not Tivo'd Las Vegas Bowl, though that was a good game—NFL football, where they wear pads and get paid. Watch it with us, talk trash about the family members you see once every year on Christmas (*cough*), count the many times Jon Gruden refers to Matt Ryan as "this guy" or tries to… » 12/22/12 8:20pm 12/22/12 8:20pm

Your College Football (And Conference Championships) Open Thread

This is the place if you wanna yak about any of the conference championship games or any of the final-week-of-the-regular-season games in leagues wherein the NCAA's byzantine rules prohibit a title game. Something to ponder: the NCAA mandates that leagues only schedule championship games when they have 12 teams or… » 12/01/12 11:45am 12/01/12 11:45am

Your College Football Open Thread

Boy, not much at noon today, no? This may be the first time in nine weeks that there isn't really much of game in the early afternoon. UT at South Carolina might be amusing? Just sleep late, I don't know. Late afternoon, at various times: Texas Tech goes to Kansas State, the Gators go into Georgia, and of course, Ohio … » 10/27/12 11:45am 10/27/12 11:45am

Your NFL Sunday Open Thread

The lights are low, the shades are drawn, we're eating sriracha-based chili: let's watch some football. Big 'ol slate of early games and then soft landing in the afternoon, where you're more or less stuck with the Jets-Patriots game, unless your one of the country's many overzealous Jags fans. Fortunately, you are.… » 10/21/12 1:05pm 10/21/12 1:05pm

Your College Football Open Thread

Hey, they didn't save all the good stuff for the night games this week. The Big 12 has a Big Afternoon coming up, highlighted by Kansas at Kansas State (a grudge match made all the better by Charlie Weis taking impotent shots at the KU student newspaper) and Oklahoma at Texas Tech. At 12, Northwestern heads to Happy… » 10/06/12 11:45am 10/06/12 11:45am

Your College Football Open Thread

Our game of the morning is probably Baylor at West Virginia, though our shame expert (aren't we all, in some sense, shame experts?) told us to be on the lookout for a potential "DOUBLE trap game" in the N.C. State vs. U. of Miami game. Also look out for Penn State at Illinois, because Illinois may have been the program… » 9/29/12 11:45am 9/29/12 11:45am