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Johnny Manziel visits Oakland Raiders

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It's a match made in Heaven, or at least whatever after-world it is that Raiders fans are transported to. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is visiting Oakland today, as confirmed by various NFL reporters who talk to people that know Manziel and the Raiders organization. Manziel was most recently seen at ...

Video: Adreian Payne makes dunking fun

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Recent NBA dunk contests have been... well, I can't even remember. Blake Griffin jumped over a car, and I feel like it was the only interesting thing to happen in the post-Vince Carter dunk machine era. The college dunk contest, on the other hand, still has a degree of awesome in ...

Can baseball return to Montreal?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Baseball season opens in multiple cities today. But the final weekend of spring training opened the door to an intriguing possibility: Can Montreal become one of those cities once again? The Blue Jays and Mets played a two-game exhibition series at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in their final tuneup before the regular ...

The best and worst of March Madness, Week 1

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It is joy. It is pain. And we cannot get enough. Every NCAA tournament opening weekend is memorable, but 2014 was particularly hellbent on taking the cake with its mix of upsets, overtime games and improbable buzzer beaters. Yet for all that brilliance, there is an equal amount of sorrow. Sure, no ...

68 facts for the 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Monday, March 17th, 2014

With $1 billion potentially on the line, filling out an NCAA tournament bracket takes on more meaning this year than ever before. And thus you will be looking up obscure numbers such as RPI and BPI and offensive and defensive efficiency as you try to fill out that perfect bracket. Well, ...

Video: Islanders score 7 third period goals on Canucks

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

When the douchiest team in hockey (Vancouver) added the douchiest coach in hockey (John Tortorella) this offseason, it looked like a match made in the type of heaven you wouldn't want to spend any time in. Alas, it has not turned out that way, and on Monday night the Torts ...

Minnesota lawmaker makes baseless NBA crime claim

Monday, March 10th, 2014

People say the media has a liberal bias, but I personally respect the hell out of hard-core Republicans. They stay true to their guns both literally and figuratively. This especially seems to be the case when it comes to matters that can involve thinly-veiled references to race and totally unverifiable ...

Cubs add Theodore Roosevelt Lilly to front office

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

We're not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny. See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with ...