Is it okay, ethically speaking, to watch the Super Bowl? The Outline asked some nerd-ass experts for their takes.
Over the last seven centuries, the Knights Templar have left the realm of history and entered the realm of pop culture. They’re a major plot point in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and the villains of the Assassin’s Creed series of games, and feature in an astonishing array of pseudo-history and conspiracy theories.
Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, maybe the only good pranksters in the world, are responsible for bringing you the joy of yo-yo master K-Strass, bad cook Chef Keith, and strongmen Chop and Steele. And now they’re being sued by the company that owns one of the local stations who put them on the air. They’ve started a…
Eric Nusbaum hung out with Rougned Odor and wrote a very entertaining profile of him over at Vice Sports. Spoiler: Odor loves horses and hates dessert.
Reading Leitch on how all the awful things about football never quite touch the NFL is a good way to start the week. [New York]
If you were ever forced to sit through a high school or college history class, you probably heard the story of the fall of the Roman Empire. At best, you remember that savage, fur-clad barbarians poured through the gates of a rotting, decrepit empire and snuffed out the light of civilization for a thousand years,…
FiveThirtyEight has a cool breakdown of American soccer fandom and the huge lead Manchester United, who suck, have. Somehow, Leo Messi only has more American fans than 14 MLS teams.
Who were the NBA players who were passed to the least this year? Our friend Kyle Wagner dug into the stats and looked into a few of the more revealing cases.
Our own Hannah Keyser has a great story up at ESPNW on the women who bookended MLB’s having managed to go 70 years without a female scout; go check it out. [ESPNW]