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

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

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