By Ryan Signorino Every four years, the world’s best athletes come together for the Olympics. The best of the best stand on the podium, their countries’ flags waving over their heads, with […]
Facebook, the NFL and the GOP: #WTF
What a fucking day. Item: Congress has tentatively agreed on a bill that will keep the government from shutting down. Now, there’s a lot wrong with it, starting with the fact that the Republicans are […]
Adrian Peterson and the glacial pace of cultural evolution
Reach out and touch me now Aphrodite said You aren’t the only one with armies in your head I guess I take the Adrian Peterson story personally, for reasons I wrote about […]
Anonymous source says Rice tape was sent to NFL – but can we believe it?
I’m not sure what to make of this latest development. I’m perfectly capable of believing that Roger Goodell saw the infamous video of Ray Rice KOing his then-fiancee Janay – in fact, […]
An open letter to Janay Rice
Dear Janay, The last few weeks have undoubtedly been difficult ones for you, and the last couple of days have probably been among the most trying of your life. I can imagine that […]
Washington Post ed board to stop using racist NFL team nickname. FINALLY. But what about the sports dept?
Two decades ago the WaPo condemned the use of “Redskins.” A generation later, by god they’re doing something about it. Sorta. Way back in 1992 the Washington Post concluded that “the time-hallowed name bestowed […]
Tony Dungy is the Clarence Thomas of football
When he goes to bed tonight, Tony Dungy should offer a prayer of thanks that the US isn’t at the mercy of people like him. Tony Dungy wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam. […]
Johnny Manziel: he’s the new Tim Tebow
Johnny Football is probably a bigger douchebag than St. Timmy, but they’re more alike than they are different. I’m going to miss Tim Tebow. He was a blogger’s dream. First, his situation […]
NCAA Final Four: Kentucky vs. UConn reminds us how bad American sports are at deciding champions
US sports leagues reward inferior teams and routinely deny their best teams the championship. Richard Allen Smith and I have argued from time to time about the merits of the BCS vs. […]
Washington Redskins and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell meet with Native American leaders about changing the team’s name. Sorta. But not really.
You can tell the Racist Epithets are serious because of who they sent to the meeting! Did you see this at ThinkProgress? In Secret Meeting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Discussed Redskins Name […]