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… »Wednesday 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 7:50pm

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 10:43am

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 12:37am

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 5:55pm

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 11:40pm

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 10:33am