Tell Us About Your Thanksgiving Disasters 

Something about the holidays seems to invite disaster right to your front door, right along with good tidings and cheer and all that. On Thanksgiving alone, there are plenty of ways for things to go wrong: the deep fryer could explode, Dad could lose a finger in a turkey-carving accident, you could puke from gorging… »Friday 3:41pm11/20/15 3:41pm


Why Did Turkish Soccer Fans Boo During A Moment Of Silence For The Paris Attacks?

As with many of yesterday’s international soccer matches, Turkey-Greece began with a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Things quickly went off the rails, when the home Turkish fans interrupted the silence with boos and chants. But it might not be as simple as… »11/18/15 3:58pm11/18/15 3:58pm

Turkish Club President Locks Refs In Stadium Overnight For Not Calling Penalty

Ibrahim Hacıosmanoğlu, president of Turkish Süper Lig club Trabzonspor, was upset with the referees after his team’s 2-2 draw against Gaziantepspor. So much so, he instructed stadium security not to let the refs out of the of building, holding them captive until 4 a.m. the next day, only releasing them after a call… »10/30/15 4:37pm10/30/15 4:37pm

Fenerbahçe Get Four Players Sent Off, Ruin Their Süper Lig Hopes

Fenerbahçe needed a win today at Istanbul Basaksehir to keep their hopes alive of beating rival Galatasaray for the Turkish Süper Lig title. Instead, they earned four red cards and managed a 2-2 draw with only seven players left on the pitch. One of those reds came from a substitute, Pierre Webo, who delivered some… »5/25/15 5:58pm5/25/15 5:58pm

Banned Manager Hires Cherry-Picker To Let Him Watch Match

Hamit Işık is banned from entering his team’s stadium for the next nine months, but that didn’t keep the Çorum Belediyespor manager from keeping an eye on his team’s playoff game. The Turkish league skipper is suspended for a recent interaction with a referee, and the stadium itself was closed to fans due to… »5/16/15 10:55am5/16/15 10:55am

Mad Genius Attempts To Smuggle So Many Damn Beers Into Soccer Game

I don't know how much beer costs at a Turkish soccer game, but I imagine the prices are just as exorbitant as they are here, and so I sympathize with this man's desire to sneak his own aclohol into the stadium. I admire his ingenuity as well, as it is no small feat to design an outfit that can conceal what appears to… »2/16/15 12:56pm2/16/15 12:56pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn't know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a… »11/27/14 12:34pm11/27/14 12:34pm

How To Dumbfound Two Defenders With One Dribble, By Brazil's Willian

You see this little move right here, where Willian drags the ball one way with the outside of his boot, before that lightning-quick flick of the foot in the other direction, nudging the ball in the opposite direction of where he was moving while completely freezing the two Turkish defenders? Yeah, this is an elastico. »11/12/14 5:03pm11/12/14 5:03pm

Finally, A Stadium Shaped Like A Crocodile

I'm as baffled as you are that it's taken so long, but it seems someday we still might get the stadium we've all known architecture really needs: Turkey's Burasapor soccer team, nicknamed the "Green Crocodiles," could soon be getting an architectural masterpiece, a structure that will rival the greatest palaces of the… »4/11/14 6:42pm4/11/14 6:42pm

Got Thanksgiving Cooking Questions? Come Chat With Some Food Types

We're pleased to be joined by Sarah Sprague of KSK, Spilly of SB Nation, and Amanda Hesser, former food editor of The New York Times Magazine and founder of Food52. Jolie Kerr, Will Gordon, and I are here, too. We're all hanging out down below in the discussion, awaiting your Thanksgiving food and drink questions. … »11/27/13 12:00pm11/27/13 12:00pm

Turkish Soccer Fans, Banned From Stadium, Manage To Launch Flares Onto Pitch Anyway

Istanbul club Fenerbahçe's Europa League match last Thursday was a sight to behold. The game was played in an empty stadium as punishment for a December match in which fans hurled fireworks onto the pitch, so the team set up a large viewing screen outside. Fans launched dozens of flares attached to small parachutes… »2/27/13 5:25pm2/27/13 5:25pm

Holy Crap, These Dogs Interrupting A Soccer Match Are Adorable

OK, we're done. Lance Armstrong could fess up to drinking freshly-harvested stem cells, Bill Belichick could kill a hooker, Derek Jeter could fail a steroid test, and this would still be the biggest sports news of the day. A Galatasaray-VfR Aalen friendly in Istanbul was invaded by two perfect dogs doing perfect dog… »1/14/13 3:35pm1/14/13 3:35pm