Tom Thibodeau Takes Everything Too Seriously, Including First Pitches

NBA writer Sam Smith wrote a thoughtful eulogy following the demise of Tom Thibodeau’s stint with the Chicago Bulls, and the article contains an anecdote about how Thibodeau, who gets caught up in an intense obsession with every objective, prepared for a first pitch at a Cubs-White Sox game right after his first… » 5/29/15 2:46pm 5/29/15 2:46pm

Chris Christie Used Tax Dollars To Buy So Much Damn Food At NFL Games

Governor and blanched potato Chris Christie is a fixture at NFL games, often getting access to luxury boxes because of his relationships with people like Jerry Jones. Thanks to a report from Watchdog.org, we now have a pretty good idea of what Christie is doing while enjoying games from those luxury boxes: spending… » 5/11/15 12:41pm 5/11/15 12:41pm

The Cavaliers Should Have Thought A Little Harder About This Promo…

During last night’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers showed the video below, which was removed from the team’s Vimeo page this morning, on the in-arena jumbotron. The premise of the skit, which is supposed to be a Dirty Dancing spoof, is that a Cavs fan physically harms his Bulls fan… » 5/07/15 10:13am 5/07/15 10:13am

Aaron Hernandez Isn't An Only-In-Boston Story

As soon as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder this morning, I braced for all the bad ideas that were going to be written down. I even invented imaginary takes: the announcement of the Bruins firing their GM came about 15 minutes later, for instance—surely someone would make an ill-advised attempt to tie… » 4/15/15 5:50pm 4/15/15 5:50pm