"Go Back To Africa" Twitter Rumor Becomes Marcus Smart Story Canon

In the overnight hours after Marcus Smart shoved a fan in Lubbock at the end of Saturday's Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game, speculation ran wild about what might have provoked the Cowboys superstar guard to react in such a way. By morning, the narrative had been forged: Red Raiders superfan Jeff Orr told Smart to "go… » 2/09/14 12:25pm 2/09/14 12:25pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A Flight…

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… » 10/27/12 4:45pm 10/27/12 4:45pm

An Astounding Story Of Fraud, Blackmail, And The Fake Twitter…

You don't need a ton of context to appreciate how batshit amazing this story is. Out of nowhere, a Twitter account emerges, claiming to have inside information. He floats some transfer rumors, scores a few hits, and all of a sudden becomes one of the more trusted sources covering Liverpool FC. So trusted that the club… » 10/12/12 10:20am 10/12/12 10:20am

How Those Robinson Cano PED Rumors Got Started

It started as a Twitter rumor, as these things tend to do. Yesterday afternoon, word spread that Robinson Cano had failed a drug test, and his PED suspension would be announced soon. Because similar rumors have recently turned out to be correct, and because Cano is a superstar and a Yankee and playoff bound, this one… » 9/21/12 3:10pm 9/21/12 3:10pm

"Hockeyy Insiderr," Everyone's Favorite Twitter Rumormonger, Is…

Perhaps you're familiar with @HockeyyInsiderr. Even with the awkward username, the mysterious Twitter account has racked up 50,000 followers* hungry for NHL rumors. Despite the fact that any sane reader can tell Hockeyy Insiderr has zero inside sources, and zero knowledge that can't be gleaned from legit reporters and… » 8/13/12 2:25pm 8/13/12 2:25pm

Birth Of A Rumor: How The "LeBron James's Love Child" Story Went Viral

It's official: the annual damaging and unfounded rumor about LeBron James's personal life has become an offseason tradition. Two years ago, it was Cleveland teammate Delonte West having sex with LeBron's mother Gloria. Last year, it was Rashard Lewis having sex with LeBron's girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, a rumor … » 7/10/12 1:20pm 7/10/12 1:20pm

Shaq Has Not Yet Tweeted About Alleged Involvement In…

TMZ reports that recent retiree and otherwise loveable human Shaq may be involved in a case that has seven Crips gang members "charged with robbery, kidnapping and other crimes" in their attempt to secure a tape that (allegedly) contains security footage of then-married Shaq having sex with other women. Head on over… » 6/14/11 5:00pm 6/14/11 5:00pm