September 20, 2018

“League Sources” Say Karl-Anthony Towns Is A Donkey

All the reporting about the souring of the relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves points to fit issues between Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins. Butler’s “honest conversations” with Wolves brass led in short order to a tra...
September 20, 2018

Jay Novacek’s Kid Says He Suffered Severe Brain Damage From Fraternity Hazing Incident At Oklahoma

Football fans of a certain age will remember Jay Novacek as the infuriatingly dependable third-down target of Troy Aikman on those dominant Cowboys teams of the mid-90s. Novacek retired from football in 1997. His son, Blake Novacek, was also pursuing a...
September 19, 2018

Jose Abreu’s Had A Run Of Bad Luck With His Groin Area

White Sox first baseman José Abreu will miss his team’s upcoming series with the Indians, as he was hospitalized and treated for “an ingrown hair infection in his right thigh.” That’s disconcerting and gross enough on its own, but when combined with th...
September 19, 2018

Rachel Nichols Grills Mark Cuban, Who Has No Good Answers

In February, ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols had strong words on the Sports Illustrated report about the prevalent sexual harassment in the Dallas Mavericks’ organization—she called the team’s handling of employee complaints “truly jaw-dropping.” In her i...
September 19, 2018

Sources: Sometimes Sources Are Just Flacks

At 3:12 p.m., I (and presumably many, many other people who write about basketball) received a PR blast in my inbox:Read more...
September 19, 2018

Today In Dumb Shit College Sports Programs Spend Money On Instead Of Paying Players: Gargantuan TV

Big-time college sports programs are in a never-ending, Brewster’s Millions–style race to burn through as much money as possible in order to claim that they are not profitable and thus can’t pay players. State-of-the-art practice facilities and bloated...
September 19, 2018

Jalopnik 2019 Toyota Supra: The King Is Back And Good Enough To Hunt Porsches | Kotaku Sony Just Ann

Jalopnik 2019 Toyota Supra: The King Is Back And Good Enough To Hunt Porsches | Kotaku Sony Just Announced The $100 PlayStation Classic Console | Gizmodo Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, and Whatever It Is, It’s Important | Life...
September 19, 2018

Oh Good, Time For Patriots Fans To Get Mad At ESPN Again

Those were good times, weren’t they? When that big ESPN report on a schism between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, driven in part by Brady’s shady nutrition “guru” Alex Guerrero, dropped right before the playoffs and set off rounds of denials and non-den...
September 19, 2018

Maybe Stephen Strasburg Is Doing This On Purpose?

In his last start, back on Thursday, Stephen Strasburg managed to plunk all of Jorge Alfaro, Matt Wieters, and umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, all with one pitch. It was assumed at the time that this was a fluky accident, but maybe not! Maybe he’s doing thi...
September 19, 2018

Orioles Rookie’s First Career Base Hit Turns Into Ridiculous Clown Show

The Orioles and Blue Jays are currently playing a series that has no significance whatsoever to the greater baseball universe. The only reason to have these games is so such-and-such youngster can get his first taste of life in the majors. In this case...