Raiders Owner Mark Davis Cheered By Fans He Wants To Abandon Or Steal From

The NFL held its third and final town hall meeting on relocation last night. After giving fans in San Diego and St. Louis a chance to vent and make a case for why their football teams shouldn’t be relocated to Los Angeles, a group of NFL execs trudged into the Paramount Theater in Oakland to hear it from Raiders fans.… »10/30/15 9:07am10/30/15 9:07am


How Daily Fantasy Fucked Things Up For Everyone

Daily fantasy sports should have been a great thing. A form of betting just shiny and different enough from handing a brown bag of cash to a guy named Fingers at the local dive bar to be treated as respectable enterprise, it had the potential not just to make insane amounts of money, but to change the debate about… »10/08/15 12:53pm10/08/15 12:53pm

The Daily Fantasy Nightmare Is Here Because The NFL Made It So 

This has been the season of daily fantasy. Yes, it was always there, but this year, the biggest players—FanDuel and DraftKings—have gone all in, buying up seemingly every possible piece of ad space available in sports media. There they are, sponsoring one of the biggest fantasy writers. There they are, advertising… »10/07/15 7:16pm10/07/15 7:16pm

DraftKings Employee With Access To Inside Info Wins $350K At FanDuel

Last week, DraftKings writer Ethan Haskell inadvertently leaked ownership and lineup data pertaining to his employer’s biggest contest—the Millionaire Maker—before the start of all the weekend’s games. Doing so made him at the least appear to be committing, if not straight fraud, something that looks a lot like it. »10/05/15 7:50pm10/05/15 7:50pm

The NFL Wants Players To Help Pay For New Los Angeles Stadium

The NFL is coming to Los Angeles soon, no matter what Oaklanders, St. Louisans, San Diegans, or local labor groups have to say about it. The sheer amount of money behind the proposed moves of one or all of the Rams, Chargers, or Raiders, coupled with the NFL’s desire to break into the country’s #2 market means… »9/26/15 2:35pm9/26/15 2:35pm

Russell Wilson Wants To Clarify What His Scam Water Can Do For Concussions

Russell “Nanobubbles” Wilson said his magical miracle fraud water helped him get over a blow to the head in the NFC Title game, what he really meant was that the stuff is so puissant, it actually stopped him from getting a concussion in the first place. Oh, that’s much more believable.… »8/28/15 8:50am8/28/15 8:50am

Marlins Event Charges $100 To Hang Out With Players, Who Never Show

Here’s an ad featuring Marlins first baseman Michael Morse promoting the “Fish ‘N Chips Casino Party,” where “me and my teammates” will join anyone who puts up $100 to support the Marlins Foundation for a night of dancing, gambling, and entertainment. One problem: the event was held Thursday, and none of the players… »5/23/15 10:43am5/23/15 10:43am

How To Avoid The Fake Color Run Scam

Wait, did you really intend to pay $50 to dress up in a not-sexy costume and go to an appointed place and hurl powdered paint at people you know and people you don’t know and have a bought-and-paid-for good time while generally moving forward for five kilometers, or in Americanese, 3.1 miles? Because if that’s what… »5/14/15 2:45pm5/14/15 2:45pm

Carson City Council Bypasses Public Vote, Approves $1.7 Billion Stadium

The City Council in Carson, California voted 3-0 tonight to approve a planned $1.7 billion stadium that would house both the Raiders and Chargers, according to the AP. Council members decided to bypass a public vote on the stadium project, following the shitty example of the City Council in nearby Inglewood, who want… »4/22/15 12:37am4/22/15 12:37am

NRA Secretly Backs Group Aiming To Save Elephants Now, Kill Them Later

A couple of weeks ago, a group called the Elephant Protection Association (EPA) sent an email to a Maryland woman with elephant-hugging tendencies after she'd registered for membership online. There was an important measure coming before the General Assembly in Annapolis, HB713, which would restrict the sale of… »3/03/15 5:55pm3/03/15 5:55pm

Seth Davis Promotes His Mom's Hoax Cancer Cures

There have never been more options for those convinced that the medical establishment is hiding secrets from them. Look at the Google ads running down the sidebar of just about any website you visit, and you're almost certain to see ads about "natural" cures—gluten-free diets and alkaline water, superfoods and… »2/19/15 1:49pm2/19/15 1:49pm

Has Detroit Found An Answer To The Publicly Financed Stadium Scam?

When Marathon Petroleum received a $175 million tax break from the city of Detroit in 2007, they promised jobs for Detroiters. And, as of last January, the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon's refinery on the city's southwest side had, in fact, created new jobs for tax-paying residents —all of 15 of them. »2/10/15 2:47pm2/10/15 2:47pm

The Sochi Olympics Were Even More Of A Boondoggle Than You thought

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were a scam from the very start. Sochi is a resort city with mild weather that had nothing close to the infrastructure necessary to host the Olympics, yet the initial budget was only $12 billion dollars. In comparison, the budget for the 2010 Winter Olympics—held in the much… »2/05/15 11:40pm2/05/15 11:40pm

Rams Owner Who Just Bought Land In L.A. Is Ignoring St. Louis

It appears that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is pulling out all the stops in an effort to terrify the city of St. Louis into believing it is about to lose its NFL team. Not only has he purchased land suitable for an NFL stadium in L.A., he's also refusing to speak to St. Louis city leaders who are trying to… »1/08/15 9:49am1/08/15 9:49am

Red Wings Generously Agree To Accept Huge Sums Of Money From Public

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. The Ilitch family, which owns the Red Wings and Tigers, is calling… »7/21/14 10:33am7/21/14 10:33am