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Joe Buck and John Smoltz have some bad takes, don’t understand math

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Joe Buck and John Smoltz are in the booth today announcing Game 3 of the Cubs-Nationals series. And while the (usually competent) broadcast team didn't have to work too hard to make the game seem dramatic and important, the pair had a quick aside in the middle of the game ...

How to Talk About Matt Bush in 2016

Monday, March 28th, 2016

This is not a Matt Bush post. I, like many Padres fans, have strong feelings when I hear his name. It's hard not to when the number one overall pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2004 draft spent most of his time in baseball getting arrested for assaulting ...

Baseball Diplomacy: Hope Comes to Cuba Amid Painful History

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

When Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road was published in 1961, many critics and readers dismissed it as yet another indictment of the American suburbs, a theme which even then had become trite (amazing how some things don't change). For years, the best book of Yates' career was essentially ignored, isolated to a ...

Bring On The San Diego Raiders

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

I am a lifelong fan of the San Diego Chargers. Save your pity. Your groans of sympathy. Your attempts at jokes about how much the NFL sucks and doesn't care about its fans. I don't want any of it because fuck the Chargers. It's time to be all about the future. Chargers ...

WWE SummerSlam 2013 Results

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Summerslam 2013 is all over, and you can see the results after the jump.

UFC On Fox Sports One: Sonnen wins, can learn from other aging fighters

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

"Scottish rage" got Roddy Piper a long way in the professional wrestling business. A Canadian, he managed to parlay wearing a kilt and acting like a crazy person into one of the most storied wrestling careers in the history of the entire business. Though he has been retired from the ...

Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay to have shoulder examined

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

After two more bad starts, including his most recent in a 14-2 shellacking by the hapless Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is getting his right shoulder examined in Los Angeles. After the game, Halladay admitted his shoulder had been hurting since April 24. His two subsequent starts were, ...

Tiger Woods’ top five Masters moments

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Tiger Woods still thinks he can grab the title of greatest golfer ever from Jack Nicklaus, even at age 37 and nearly five years removed from his most recent major win (the 2008 U.S. Open). It has also been several years since his 2009 life/career meltdown, so some golf fans ...