Genie Bouchard makes Aussie Open semis, wants to date Justin Bieber

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Just as we should have been talking about Richard Sherman's NFC title-clinching deflection, today we should be focused on the tennis prowess of 19-year-old Canadian tennis phenom Genie Bouchard. With a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win over Ana Ivanovic, Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the semifinal of a major ...

Darren Rovell accidentally kills Alex Karras

Monday, October 8th, 2012

For his final movie role, Alex Karras is apparently reprising the part of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail's" Black Knight. Karras, a former University of Iowa and Detroit Lions standout defensive lineman who went on to even greater fame as Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" and George Papadapolis in the 1980s ...

ESPN: Bad At Geography

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

I'm not sure what geography majors do when they finish college, but obviously they don't end up working at ESPN. Friend of the program and lifelong Minnesotan Bdogmarvelous caught the pictured error on Sports Center yesterday -- a rather shocking imagine of the outline of Minnesota labeled as "Wisconsin" in some ...

Being Buster Olney

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

We assume the following conversation took place between ESPN writer Buster Olney and his brain this weekend before he wrote a story detailing baseball's possible realignment to two 15-team leagues. BUSTER: Hey brain, do you have any ideas? There's nothing interesting going on right now and I need to stir ...

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The beauty of the Chicago Cubs is the simplicity of their design. Just when you think they've lost in the crappiest way you could ever imagine, they find a way to do something even worse the very next day. That was the case on Sunday, as the Cubs got swept by ...

Wait, Why Is This A Story?

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Ever have one of those times when you can't tell if you're in the minority or the majority? This is one of them for me. Deadspin's story (and I use that word in the same sense as fish stories and children's books) about New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez having somewhat ...

On ESPN, Favre and Where Journalism Goes to Die

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

You know, I was really enjoying a pretty quiet beginning of August. Should've known Brett Favre was fixing to ruin that. You see, I'm a Packers fan. Always have been. As a result, I've morphed into something of the Brett Favre expert on this site. Truth be told, Favre was my ...