Who Is the Lumbersexual and Is Anything About Him Real?

If you were alert last week and in possession of even the shiftiest wifi, you know about the latest costume trend in men's attire: the Lumbersexual. » 11/13/14 5:45pm 11/13/14 5:45pm

The New York Times Turns Soccer Fandom Into A Trend

Goddammit. You just want to enjoy a perfectly fine sport, and here comes the Times' style section, bent on fetishizing pseudo-intellectual soccer fandom to the point where you're forced to reconsider your choice of fellow travelers. Read this and recoil. » 4/17/14 10:35am 4/17/14 10:35am

Why Do Tennis Players Say "Come On!" So Much?

On Tuesday, in front of a small crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the inconsistent Serbian Ana Ivanoivc had an early lead on Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round at the U.S. Open. At the end of a 14-shot rally late in the first set, Ivanovic slapped a weak forehand into the net. » 9/06/13 11:10am 9/06/13 11:10am

This Is The Angriest America Has Been At Referees Since The 2006 Super…

What would motivate you to Google "referee?" Nothing good (unless you're counting sexy bedroom role-play costumes, in which case, uh, nothing good). The above Google Trends graph (updated last night) shows the relative frequency of "referee" searches in the United States since 2004. The term tends to spike with… » 9/25/12 9:25am 9/25/12 9:25am

Bro-Tastic Laxachusetts Lax Bros Get The Bro-Tastic Story They Deserve…

Mark this date in history, people. Years from now, you will look back at June 5th, 2012, as the beginning of the LAX BRO MOVEMENT. And you will have Boston Globe reporter Jenifer McKim to thank for it: » 6/05/12 3:20pm 6/05/12 3:20pm

Should You Eat Your Marijuana During A Police Stop? A Guide

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is being arraigned today in Berrien County, Mich., court on a marijuana charge. As with many low-stakes weed busts, the details are whimsical: » 4/02/12 6:54pm 4/02/12 6:54pm

Tripping Basketballs: Hoopsters Are Alive And Well At The Ultra Music…

While we declared the end to the Hoopster trend a year and a half ago, the Hoopsters show no signs of quitting—certainly not at this past weekend's Ultra music fest in Miami. For the uninitiated, Ultra is the social event for college kids who love Ecstasy and sort of like electronic music. Here are some highlights… » 3/28/12 2:05pm 3/28/12 2:05pm

We Are Running Out Of Athletes Named Bob

The estimable Jon Bois has an exhaustive study up at SBNation today about how there is only one active athlete in major American professional and college sports named Bob. (It's not Sura.) There used to be a lot. RIP, Bob. » 1/18/12 2:55pm 1/18/12 2:55pm

Knock-Off American Sports Apparel In Bangladesh Is Magnificent

Photographer Jason Miklian is working in the Dhaka and captured a young man wearing this insane sweatshirt, which brilliantly encompasses how some cultures interpret America's fashion sense when it comes to team gear. » 1/21/11 12:30pm 1/21/11 12:30pm

Rejoice! Alcoholic Whipped Cream Is Here To Replace Four Loko

Four Loko will be gone from our (American) store shelves by Dec. 13. If you aren't going to make your own, and you insist on consuming grain alcohol in a gimmicky fashion, there is another option: hooch-heavy whipped cream. » 11/29/10 3:55pm 11/29/10 3:55pm

Look At The Fucking End Of This Trend: Sayonara, Hoopsters

The Hoopsters brought us a lot of enjoyment over the last two months. However, now that summer's over and the New York Times is writing about them—and quoting me—it's time to say goodbye. » 9/20/10 3:00pm 9/20/10 3:00pm

Look At This Fucking Hoopster; Or, The Decline Of Western Civilization

Previously we noticed the uptick in hipsters wearing NBA jerseys and asked for your help in exposing more of these monsters. You did not disappoint. So click around and just look at these fucking hoopsters. » 8/03/10 6:30pm 8/03/10 6:30pm

We Want To See Your Ironic NBA Jerseys (UPDATE)

Yesterday, we posted a quicklink to The Faster Times's gallery of indie bros wearing NBA jerseys at the Pitchfork Festival. It's a fascinating phenomenon, a game even, as if they're actively trying to wear the most ridiculous NBA jersey imaginable. » 7/21/10 2:40pm 7/21/10 2:40pm

Hipsters Are Wearing Your Old NBA Jerseys

This gallery of Pitchfork Festival denizens provides definitive proof that hipsters are now wearing old NBA jerseys at an even more obnoxious rate than previously imagined. But you probably haven't heard of these players, they're pretty obscure. [The Faster Times] » 7/20/10 4:50pm 7/20/10 4:50pm

Hot New Trend Sweeping Through Suburban Chicago: Beating The Crap Out…

Have you heard? Anybody who's anybody knows that the coolest thing to do now—at least in the lawless cesspool of the northwest suburbs of Chicago—is to beat up a mascot at an amusement park. Random assault fever—catch it! » 7/16/10 6:45pm 7/16/10 6:45pm

Forrest Gump Really Should Have Grown Up Somewhere Else

Silicon Valley engineers products and then exports them to the rest of the world. The latest innovation: ping-pong-playing robots disguised as small children, built from scratch to ruthlessly dominate the Olympics and win eternal glory for America. U-S-A! » 12/25/09 3:00pm 12/25/09 3:00pm

If Being A Rhodes Scholar Is Cool, Then Everyone Wants To Be Bill…

Myron Rolle postponed entering the NFL Draft to debate philosophy in Oxford pubs, and suddenly, two other high-profile college athletes — namely, Alabama's Greg McElroy and UConn's Maya Moore — are considering applying for Rhodes Scholarships next year. Trend alert! » 12/24/09 11:45am 12/24/09 11:45am

A Weary Nation Turns to Cornholing for Leisurely Recreation

Occasionally a sport comes along that truly defines its era. Fittingly, as Barack Obama prepares to invade the South with an army of homosexuals who will sodomize every Republican's children and pets, cornholing is suddenly all the rage. » 9/12/09 1:23pm 9/12/09 1:23pm