The Radio Host Who Wouldn't Stick To Sports

Matt Jones, host of Kentucky's highest-rated radio program and co-founder of the scrappily independent Kentucky Sports Radio blog, describes himself as a "somewhat liberal, mountain, Eastern Kentuckian white guy." He adds, "There aren't a lot of those." This puts him at odds with his listeners, whose politics he… » 11/04/14 7:04pm 11/04/14 7:04pm

Bill James Calls For Revolutionary Changes To The American Economy

Over at his website, Bill James has a fun feature called "Hey Bill," where he answers questions from readers. Sometimes these have to do with esoteric baseball topics and sometimes they have to do with other things, such as the ongoing debate over James's idea to fundamentally change the structure of the American… » 6/24/14 3:57pm 6/24/14 3:57pm

Daniel Snyder Hires The One Man In Washington Worse Than Daniel Snyder

A man so badly fucked that he'll hire Lanny Davis is a man who's finished, and so everyone who detests Daniel Snyder, the imperious prick who owns the Washington Redskins and claims he'll never change their name, can rejoice. When the client who can't be defended brings on the fixer who will defend anything, the issue… » 10/10/13 12:55pm 10/10/13 12:55pm

You Can't Play A World Cup In A Hospital: Brazil 2014, Argentina 1978

On June 30, Brazil dismantled Spain before a rapturous home crowd in the final of the Confederations Cup, the test run for next year's World Cup. The hosts' surprise win—and what it augurs for 2014—temporarily displaced massive protests as the story of the tournament. June saw hundreds of thousands of Brazilians take… » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm

Does The Majority Party Have An Advantage In Congressional Ballgame?

Tonight, Congress will once again take part in its annual baseball game, an ultra-American tradition that dates back to 1909. The Democrats, led by Louisiana Ace Cedric Richmond, have won the last four, but Republicans have a new weapon in freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis. Both played serious college ball, which doesn't… » 6/13/13 4:00pm 6/13/13 4:00pm

Jovan Belcher And Adam Lanza Were Not Militias: Shut Up About The…

Two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, Bob Costas went on national television and said some sensible things about guns, and lots of people—some of them on this very site—responded with all the predictable idiot lowing. This was bad enough, but the true measure of how fucked up we are as a… » 12/14/12 8:02pm 12/14/12 8:02pm

When Will People Stop Telling Other People To Stick To Sports? Today Is…

As everyone is aware, at least 27 people were killed in a school shooting in Newtown, Conn. this morning. Unsurprisingly, many writers and commentators who usually operate exclusively within the world of sports have reacted to this horrifying news by discussing the details or expressing opinions about gun laws or… » 12/14/12 5:10pm 12/14/12 5:10pm

Who Is Being Told To Stick To Basketball Today? (LeBron James. It's…

It's Election Day! On Monday, LeBron James urged his followers in a gentle and oblique way to vote for Barack Obama. This is a thing that people to do in America, even sports stars. Another thing that people do in America: tell other people not talk about politics, especially sports stars. » 11/06/12 12:48pm 11/06/12 12:48pm