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We Found The Poor Guy Whose Bracket Mistake Could Cost Him $100,000

Corey Johnson currently has the fourth-best bracket in America. The 20 best brackets will win $100,000 from Quicken Loans and Yahoo Sports, but Corey will not be among them. Corey's bracket didn't pick a champion. Where will Corey be watching tonight's championship game? "From a rope hanging from a tree," he tells me. » 4/07/14 3:36pm 4/07/14 3:36pm

Heart of Blandness: A Walking Tour of Silicon Valley

Walking is the only pleasant form of traveling by land. You need no special equipment, training, money, e-tickets, antidepressants, or Twitter followers. Whatever clothes you're wearing will do fine; a hat and shoes are optional. When I've got a few days to spend somewhere, I spend them walking around. So I spent a… » 2/28/14 5:44pm 2/28/14 5:44pm

Again: Bryce Harper's Misplay Was A Blooper, Not An Act Of Heroism

On the wide spectrum of people running face first into walls, Bryce Harper's crash the other night probably fell somewhere between Gus Frerotte and Larry, Curly, and Moe Howard. Harper is an enormously entertaining player who will do many amazing, effortful things in what we hope will be a very long career. That… » 5/15/13 11:55am 5/15/13 11:55am

Adrian Wojnarowski's Latest Column Features A Sick Burn On John…

Adrian Wojnarowski's latest Yahoo column is a thorough think piece about what the Memphis Grizzlies' decision to trade Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors means for the future of NBA free agency. It's a perfectly fine read, but what caught our attention was this paragraph, tucked away near the end of the column: » 1/31/13 5:05pm 1/31/13 5:05pm

Report: Some At Notre Dame Wanted To Announce The Manti Te'o Hoax Last…

Yahoo's Pat Forde is openly carrying water for the "Manti Te'o is a hapless victim" lobby at this point, but there's something fascinating at the top of his latest report: an assertion that the Notre Dame hoped to go public with the hoax last week, but that Te'o and his agent wanted to hold off. » 1/17/13 6:25pm 1/17/13 6:25pm

Yahoo's Hockey Scribes Have Finally Cracked Under The Strain Of The NHL…

The NHL lockout is a man-made catastrophe with many victims. Montreal poutine vendors, Boston bar-puke moppers and Vancouver glaziers all stand to take a bath this year without the NHL stimulating the local eat/drink/smash economies. Even a third-rate alleged professional league such as the NHL keeps several dozen… » 12/22/12 9:50pm 12/22/12 9:50pm

Reports: The Big Ten Wants Maryland And Rutgers

Pat Forde and ESPN are reporting that serious talks are afoot to fold Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten. Not only would that create a 14-member conference that'd surely be the biggest Ten in the world, it would reopen the scabby wound of major conference realignment. The ACC, the Terps' current home, would be… » 11/17/12 6:58pm 11/17/12 6:58pm

Yahoo Would Like To Further Explain Why Its Fantasy Football Shit The…

About an hour before kickoff, Yahoo fantasy sports lost all functionality. No making roster changes, no adding free agents, no scoring, no nothing. That equaled a lot of pissed off users. By Monday morning, things were largely fixed—small consolation to anyone who got shafted the day before because they couldn't set… » 11/14/12 4:00pm 11/14/12 4:00pm

Gambling Expert Calls Action On Auburn Games "Inconsistent" With Point…

Yesterday, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported that suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward was under federal investigation for alleged point-shaving. Robinson mentioned two games that the feds were looking into—a 56-53 loss to Arkansas on Jan. 25 and a 68-50 loss to Alabama on Feb. 7. In the Jan. 25 game, Ward got… » 3/09/12 11:40am 3/09/12 11:40am

Report: FBI Investigating Auburn Point Guard For Alleged Point-Shaving

Auburn point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by the FBI for alleged point-shaving, according to Charles Robinson at Yahoo. Ward, who was suspended by Auburn at the end of February for "violating team rules," may have conspired to rope other players into the alleged scheme, say Robinson's sources. After another… » 3/08/12 3:53pm 3/08/12 3:53pm

Today In Pollyannaish Things Written About The NBA Lockout: Only…

Here is the thing that's sometimes hard to grasp when games are being canceled and no end is in sight: everybody wants the lockout to end. No one is actively being greedy or selfish just because they hate you and don't want you to watch basketball. Both sides have demands and one side or both are going to have to give… » 10/14/11 1:50pm 10/14/11 1:50pm

A Not-Entirely-Constructive Exchange With Yahoo's NCAA Scandal Hunter,…

A few months ago, I had an angry but illuminating exchange on Facebook with Charles Robinson, author of Tuesday's big Yahoo hoo-hah about the Miami Hurricanes. The topic then was Jim Tressel, but it might as well have been Miami or Reggie Bush or any of the many subjects of big Yahoo hoo-hahs over the years. I'd… » 8/19/11 12:13pm 8/19/11 12:13pm