A Photo Tribute To Drunk Scottish Fans

Today's Scotland-England friendly—only the fourth matchup between the two since the annual fixture was stopped in 1989—played out under the specter of next year's referendum on Scottish independence. So the Tartan Army was out in full force, gathering in London's Trafalgar Square before heading out to Wembley. » 8/14/13 6:12pm 8/14/13 6:12pm

We’ve Translated This Apoplectic Irish Soccer Fan's Rant For Those Not…

A few weeks ago, Juventus defeated Celtic 3-0 in Champions League play. Soon after, this video of a mildly distressed Celtic fan appeared on the internet. We do not know who this young woman is, and we do not have any idea what she is saying in this video, but we do know that her grief is very real and also very loud. » 2/25/13 2:50pm 2/25/13 2:50pm

Celtic Manager Neil Lennon Answers Reporter's Phone, Talks To His Wife

Lennon was in a good mood after Celtic's 4-1 win over Hearts on Saturday (maybe even moreso because he was attacked by a Hearts fan a couple years back). So when a reporter's phone—being used to record Lennon's post-match press conference—rang, Lennon couldn't help but answer it. It was the reporter's wife. She hung… » 1/22/13 12:50pm 1/22/13 12:50pm

Beer of the Week: 1488 Premium Whisky Beer

The first time I tried a beer that had been aged in whiskey casks was in Scotland, at some Edinburgh pub where I'd asked for something tasty and local. The barkeep brought me an Innis & Gunn, instantly melting my brain. It was like the love child of ale and brown liquor, and possibly the only setting in which strong… » 9/08/12 11:55pm 9/08/12 11:55pm

20-Year-Old Soccer Player Gets Pulled From Stands, Suits Up For…

You hear about improbable debuts in sports all the time, but anybody else's story would be hard-pressed to top that of Sarah Crilly. Last week, the 20-year-old university student, who plays for club team Hamilton Academical, was sitting in the stands watching Scotland's national team play an exhibition against Norway,… » 9/05/12 10:30am 9/05/12 10:30am

Chris Hoy's Parents Can't Believe Their Eyes

Sir Chris Hoy claimed his sixth Olympic gold yesterday in men's keirin, adding to the home nation's medal count and inspiring fanciful ledes, like the following from The Independent: » 8/08/12 9:00am 8/08/12 9:00am

North Korean Women's Soccer Team Refuses To Take Field After Venue…

The London Olympics are off to a kicking start after a screw-up at Hampden Park in Glasgow led to the South Korean flag being displayed before North Korea's women's soccer match against Colombia and the subsequent refusal of North Korea's side to take the field. (You can see a photo of the mix-up here.) The team… » 7/25/12 3:55pm 7/25/12 3:55pm

The Day Britain Finally Learned To Love Andy Murray For Andy Murray

British tennis fans are kind of awful, and I say this as a British tennis fan. It's been noted recently that the crowd on Centre Court have a lower bar for what constitutes a brilliant joke than even the audience at a Russell Brand show. Sneezing line judges and pigeons on court are enough to get them rolling in the… » 7/09/12 2:10pm 7/09/12 2:10pm

Pixar Isn't Even Trying. Brave, Reviewed.

1. The brand Pixar has become so powerful and so reliable in the last decade that we forget that's all it is: A brand. We assume every new Pixar film will be well thought out and impeccably constructed, like the Pixar crew is one hivemind that taps into the American subconscious and springs a neverending well of… » 6/19/12 12:30pm 6/19/12 12:30pm

Saturday's United States-Scotland Friendly Featured A Clash Of…

The U.S. Men's National Team thrashed Scotland 5-1 in Jacksonville Saturday on the strength of a Landon Donovan hat trick, but the festival atmosphere at EverBank Field (where the attendance of 44,438 set a record for national friendlies in the state) was nearly snuffed out before the match ever began thanks to two… » 5/29/12 10:00am 5/29/12 10:00am

BBC Tries its Damnedest Not To Show Streaker At Six Nations Match,…

The Beeb's a paragon of good taste and proper culture, which rather makes you wonder how the Six Nations rugby competition ends up on its esteemed airways. (Or this.) Yet there it is, and in today's match featuring France against Scotland in Edinburgh the BBC found itself face-to-face with a naked France supporter. » 2/26/12 1:30pm 2/26/12 1:30pm

This Is Why You Don't Ask A Professional Athlete To Be A School…

I absolutely cannot think of a better inspiration for getting schoolchildren to read than by choosing a man who got very rich without ever having read a book in his life. » 11/04/11 2:30pm 11/04/11 2:30pm

Viking Maul Ball On The Orkney Islands

Occasionally, we'll select stories - old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime - that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: An examination of "The Ba'," a primal form of mass rugby and a male rite of passage that erupts every Christmas in Kirkwall, a town on the rugged Orkney… » 5/12/11 2:25pm 5/12/11 2:25pm

Scotland Heroically Beat Giant Of Europe

Scotland needed a goal in the 7th minute of stoppage time to beat Liechtenstein, which has 20,000 fewer people in their entire country than were at Hampden Park for the match. » 9/07/10 5:45pm 9/07/10 5:45pm

The Scottish Football Association Will Not Abide Your Pantomimed Oral…

The Scottish Football Association has banned players Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor for making the shocking (SHOCKING!) hand gesture seen to your left. Who would've guessed the Scottish Football Association were such pussies? [Guardian] » 4/04/09 2:45pm 4/04/09 2:45pm