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SNL Reunion outdraws NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Even when he's the All-Star Game MVP, Russell Westbrook is playing second fiddle to a bigger star. Or in this case, multiple stars. The NBA All-Star Game typically doesn't have much in the form of entertaining competition for TV viewers, sports or otherwise, being that it takes place in the middle ...

Swaggy P shows up late before game; claims (unrelated) dolphin attack

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

On a day where NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams six months for fabricating his experiences in Iraq, it should be noted that the following story should be taken with a grain of salt. But since it was told, we're obligated to repeat it for you. Lakers sixth man Nick Young, ...

Eastern Washington QB transfers to replace Mariota at Oregon

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Every year, dozens of football players transfer from Division I-A (FBS) down to Division I-AA (FCS). Typically it's a matter of where they fit on the depth chart combined with the ability to play without sitting out a year. Joe Flacco serves as the best-known example, going from Pitt to ...

Cleveland Browns offseason going down the crapper

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Cleveland Browns are having a terrible offseason. Actually, don't stop us, because a one-sentence blog post is pretty much worthless to everyone. But even by Cleveland's woebegone standards, the start to this offseason has been a doozy. Here's a rundown of the ...

Was Super Bowl XLIX An Inside Job?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

In the hours since the stunning conclusion to Super Bowl XLIX, countless commentators, fans and players both retired and current have wondered what on earth the Seattle Seahawks were thinking on their final play call. Rather than give the ball to workhorse running back Marshawn Lynch -- a man nicknamed ...

Two D-League Teammates Ejected For Fighting Each Other

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Jarnell Stokes and Kailin Lucas were ejected from an NBA Developmental League game on Tuesday night after getting into a fight, which by itself does not warrant headlines -- until you realize that Stokes and Lucas are teammates, and they got into a fight during a timeout huddle. What happened to ...

Bensons play Game of Thrones, New Orleans-style

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The following story is to be filed in the remarkably thin manila folder marked "Be Glad You Weren't Raised By Rich People." The palace intrigue is thick in New Orleans this week as accusations and lawsuits are flying between factions of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson's family -- i.e. his ...

Doug Marrone puts the ass in assistant coach

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Days after guiding the Buffalo Bills to their first winning season in a decade, coach Doug Marrone abruptly walked away from his contract, as was his right during a three-day window at the year's end. It was a stunning move, but one that made sense if he somehow managed to ...