Arsène Wenger On Unemployed Life: "I Can Sit For Hours Contemplating The Horizon"

We’ve grown used to Arsène Wenger’s deeply philosophical musings as revealed in interviews over the years, and we’re glad to say that this fount of wisdom shows no signs of stinting even though he’s no longer managing Arsenal. And for a man who was so famously, singularly obsessed with soccer, who expressed an intense…

Q&A With Two-Time Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison On Post-Olympic Depression And Her Upcoming MMA Debut

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Kayla Harrison became the first American to win a gold medal in judo. Four years later, she defended her title at the Rio Games. That’s the last time she competed in judo. Since then, Harrison has been training for a shift to MMA and working on a book about child sexual abuse, based on…

"Oh God, It's About Grunting Again": An Official Stenographer Dishes On Transcribing Tennis Players

Tennis players do press constantly; it’s part of their job. They field questions about all the unforced errors on their forehand, why their first serve was so effective, or what does it feel like to pull off an upset like this, and they generally give tame and compact answers. So the journalists can write off of a…

An Interview With A Man In A Unicorn Mask Who Raced 10 Miles Carrying An Anti-Fox News Sign

Today is Philadelphia’s annual Broad Street Run, the largest 10-mile road race in the country. It’s a straight shot down a relatively downhill street, which means a lot of people run it in costumes. Forrest Gump is popular, as is Rocky Balboa. Today I saw runners dressed as the Founding Fathers, Power Rangers and…

Former NFL Lineman Pushes Back On Roger Goodell’s Dumb Weed Qualms

Roger Goodell spoke about weed on Mike & Mike on Friday, and surprise: He’s against its use. The NFL commissioner said he didn’t want marijuana usage to be “something that we’ll be held accountable for some years down the road.” According to Goodell, the NFL’s medical advisors “haven’t really said” that allowing…

Bill Belichick Probably Wishes All Of His Interviews Could Be Simple Word Associations

In a 16-minute, boring-as-hell interview with CNBC’s Suzy Welch, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, looking spiffy-casual in jeans and a button-front, tried his best to sound like a normal person, talking about his dad and leadership and Tom Brady (who he said was a hard worker, “not a great natural athlete”).…

Erik Spoelstra Gave Just The Most Excruciating Press Conference After The Heat Missed The Playoffs

Aww hell. The Miami Heat blew out the Wizards tonight to finish their season at 41-41, but they missed the playoffs by a hair as the Pacers and Bulls both won tonight. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is usually good for a fairly even-keeled postgame interview, but tonight he gave just the saddest speech after the loss. It…