September 16, 2018

Report: Hell Yes, The Raiders Are Going To Give Jon Gruden More Power

The Raiders are bad. But on the other hand, they’re also old. The strangest roster in the NFL is also the most dysfunctionally run, with no one really sure who’s making the decisions. “Some of [GM Reggie] McKenzie’s own personnel staffers,” Yahoo sport...
September 16, 2018

Report: Hell Yes, The Raiders Are Going To Give Jon Gruden More Power

The Raiders are bad. But on the other hand, they’re also old. The strangest roster in the NFL is also the most dysfunctionally run, with no one really sure who’s making the decisions. “Some of [GM Reggie] McKenzie’s own personnel staffers,” Yahoo sport...
September 12, 2018

Minor-League Team Wins Championship On Walk-Off Balk, Goes Freaking Crazy

The Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds are the Cubs’ Class A short-season affiliate, and this year they’ve earned the nickname the Bad News Ems by having the Northwest League’s worst overall record. But in the Northwest League, you can qualify for the postseason b...
September 10, 2018

“It’s Not My Job,” Says Bill O’Brien Of Thing That Is His Job

The Texans hung admirably tight with the Patriots in Foxboro, losing 27-20, but you can’t say they didn’t have their chances to outright win the thing. And a whole lot of the blame for that falls on head coach Bill O’Brien, who was responsible for some...
September 7, 2018

Show Us Your Fantasy Football Team

There is no greater frustration than being psyched for your championship-worthy fantasy team to take the field—and not have any players in the Thursday night kickoff game. So let’s get through these last couple of days together. Show us your team!Read ...
September 7, 2018

Which Teams In Each Sport Have The Biggest Home-Field Advantage?

Michael Lopez is the Director of Data and Analytics for the NFL, and is a statistics professor at Skidmore College. He runs the site StatsbyLopez, and in a series of posts is breaking down the findings of a forthcoming paper he’s written with a couple ...
September 4, 2018

Cole Hamels Has Been A Cub For A Month And He’s Already Talking Shit On Brewers Fans

It’s September. Kids are going back to school, football is back on the TV—it’s still too darn hot, but we can’t have everything—and baseball games are starting to really feel like they matter. The slog of the season pays off with this. There’s a sound ...
August 27, 2018

Tom Brady Hangs Up On Radio Interview After Questions About His Shady Trainer

Tom Brady cut short his contractually obligated Monday morning interview with WEEI after repeated questions about Alex Guerrero, Brady’s “guru” and business partner, and his seemingly resumed close relationship with the Patriots. It’s the second time i...
August 20, 2018

Patrick Mahomes Announced Himself With A Bomb

Two competing imperatives are in play here. The first is to avoid paying attention to preseason NFL games. They mean nothing, no result and no performance can be used to predict or extrapolate anything of value (and that some results and some performan...
August 10, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton Set A Record For The Hardest-Hit Home Run

Exit velocity has become the bugbear of baseball’s anti–“super nerds” crowd. For them, the relatively recent ability to measure how hard a ball comes off a bat is a symbol of everything wrong with modern baseball analysis: a quantification of something...