Let's Appreciate All The Incredible Shit Russell Westbrook Did

Russell Westbrook will not be participating in the NBA playoffs this year, and that makes us sad, because it’s always a bummer when one of the most exciting players in the league has to spend his summer at home. But Westbrook’s absence will be particularly hard to swallow this year, seeing as how he just turned in one… » 4/16/15 12:58pm Thursday 12:58pm

News Dude Cries At The Sight Of Sharon Van Etten, Is A Good News Dude

Look, man, it's hard to be moved by things these days. Show me something that isn't Russell Westbrook going coast to coast for a two-handed slam in five seconds, and there's a good chance that my response is going to be, "That's butt." The problem is that a lot of things are butt, but what is definitely not butt is… » 3/12/15 5:35pm 3/12/15 5:35pm

How One Of America's Greatest Sportswriters Disappeared

It was almost endearing how an ink-smudged, deadline-addicted newspaper editor of yore would squint through the smoke from his cigarette and ask a bright young man why the hell he wanted to write sports. An editor like that was usually about as sensitive as a bolt cutter, but he couldn't resist the urge to protect… » 3/11/15 2:13pm 3/11/15 2:13pm

Oh My God Oh My God I Think Russell Westbrook Could Beat Up My Dad

Last night, while we were all arguing about a black-and-blue dress, Russell Westbrook and a gaggle of tall men who were not Kevin Durant were a half-hour down the road from where the llamas were dodging the cops, playing the Phoenix Suns. If you missed it, or forgot, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a heartbreaker in… » 2/27/15 2:55pm 2/27/15 2:55pm

BBC Report On '67 Merseyside Derby Gets Unexpected Guest

In the run-up to today's Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, the BBC sent their roving man on the streets to interview people about historic matches between the "friendly" rivals. The reporter hoped this old man would be able to remember an FA Cup match from 48 years ago, but little did he know how close… » 2/07/15 11:49am 2/07/15 11:49am

Cool 1930s Home Video Shows A Day Out At Wrigley Field

This is a pretty cool home video of a bunch of guys sitting around in fedoras and smoking cigars while watching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, shot in either 1937 or 1938. The video belongs to the Chicago Film Archive and has been up on their website since 2012, but was only put on YouTube this week. DNAinfo explains… » 2/03/15 7:31pm 2/03/15 7:31pm

This Story Proves That Argentine Striker Diego Milito Is The Best

Diego Milito, the former Inter star striker who now plays for his boyhood team Racing Club back in Argentina, is the coolest. All it took was the following story, about "The Prince," one fan, rosary beads, and two shocking championships spaced 13 years apart, to convince us that it's true. » 12/16/14 9:44am 12/16/14 9:44am

How Is Madison Bumgarner Even A Real Person?

If you were to judge Sports Illustrated's big Sportsman of the Year feature on Madison Bumgarner simply by the magazine's cover and Tom Verducci's lede—"In one of Earth's great hardwood forests, that wind swoops and soars through white pines, maples, oaks, chestnuts and poplars..."—you might roll your eyes and say… » 12/09/14 12:46pm 12/09/14 12:46pm