Bill Simmons Thinks Memphis Fans Get Tense Because MLK Was Shot There

For many years now, Bill Simmons has positioned himself as a kind of ULTRA fan. He's not simply the voice of the fan anymore. He is more fan than you. He understands fandom in a way that you could not possibly understand. He understands that when fans get loud, things are going well! And when fans get quiet, things… » 5/30/13 9:29am 5/30/13 9:29am

The Miami Heat Minority Owner Who Sued Google Because Of This Derpy…

The mug you see there belongs to Raanan Katz, minority owner of the Miami Heat, former Israeli basketball player, and real estate developer in Sunny Isles, Fla. He's into silly faces and frivolous lawsuits, and somehow he just got a court in Florida to walk all over the First Amendment. » 12/18/12 3:05pm 12/18/12 3:05pm

TBS's Slogan Is "Very Funny," Which Is Fitting Because Its Baseball…

The MLB playoff coverage on TBS has suffered the arrows of critics for years, and it hasn't really shown any signs of improvement. How the same company that can produce the brilliant Inside the NBA drops the ball so terribly with MLB coverage is a mystery, but there's no questioning the wide range of issues with… » 10/11/12 9:00am 10/11/12 9:00am

Baseball Is Banning Melky Cabrera From Winning The Batting Title…

A little over a month ago, Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone and was suspended for 50 games. Old farts got even more upset about it than they usually do, because, when the suspension hit, Cabrera was just a few points behind Andrew McCutchen for the National League batting title. If… » 9/21/12 3:45pm 9/21/12 3:45pm

Two Golfers, A Kicker, A Lemonade-Lovin' Linebacker, And One Crazy…

A rule of thumb: if you'd like to learn about the next culture-war shitstorm before it hits, you're best served by visiting sort-of Bruins goalie Tim Thomas's Facebook page. (I say "sort-of" because Thomas has announced he'll take next year off from the NHL.) Thomas weighed in on Obamacare and birth control before it… » 8/03/12 3:45pm 8/03/12 3:45pm

Fox's Baseball Analysis Continues To Get More In-Depth

Here's a shot from Saturday's Cubs-Giants matchup, in which the Ford "keys to the game" were so basic they were more apt of being sponsored by Power Wheels or perhaps Matchbox. » 6/07/12 9:00am 6/07/12 9:00am

Babies Are Stupid

This is the baby's idea of a game: He keeps trying to throw himself off the couch, headfirst. It's completely intentional. I sit him upright, and he looks me in the eye, holds my gaze, grins—and then pitches over sideways. I grab him, reel him back in, and straighten him up, and he grins again and takes another dive. » 2/29/12 6:46pm 2/29/12 6:46pm

David Brooks Has Written The Dumbest Jeremy Lin Column So Far*…

"The moral ethos of sport," writes New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks today—and let's pause right there for a word of professional advice: if you use the word "sport," you should not be writing about sports, unless you are British and you also write "maths," in which case you may write about "sport" but we… » 2/17/12 4:14pm 2/17/12 4:14pm

Presenting The Two Most Preposterous Sentences Ever Written About Derek…

Would you like to read the two silliest sentences ever written about Derek Jeter in the mainstream press? Two sentences so silly that if you told me someone had liberated all the drunk tanks within the Beltway and set the good folks loose inside whatever inflatable bouncer passes for the USA Today newsroom, whereupon… » 7/08/11 11:06am 7/08/11 11:06am

The Stupid Barry Bonds Prosecution, In A Stupid Nutshell

As you all know, Barry Bonds was convicted yesterday on a single count of rambling in the first degree. (No, seriously. Seven years of this shit, and that's what they got him on — evading a question he ultimately answered. Aggravated incoherence. A felony charge of Not Being Freaking Pericles in the Presence of a… » 4/14/11 11:01am 4/14/11 11:01am