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Mar 18, 2009

All My Tourney Entries Are Henceforth Named ‘Obama Barackets’

Mad props to Brian Powell at Awful Announcing for pulling this vid, and madder props to Andy Katz and ESPN (yes, yes, I know — but like SVP said, when they do something good, they deserve credit for it) for...

Mar 18, 2009

Phillies Are Trying to Start a ‘No Booing the Team’ Pledge-Thingy

The beauty of Philadelphia fans is that they don’t really give an ish about people stereotyping them for booing. That’s because — as secretly inaccurate as the stereotype is — it gives them the right to boo anything. Anytime. Anyplace. ...

Mar 18, 2009

Something Good Emerges From Alex Rodriguez’ Horrible Photo Shoot

Alex Rodriguez’ Details photo shoot that was exposed (pun intended) yesterday garnered a ton of national attention. It featured the Yankees’ slugger basically making out with himself in the mirror and hanging around some sort of SoHo loft in homoerotic...

The Ass Brains Behind Sexy Volleyball Ads Is a Former Playboy Model

Getting a pro sports league up and running isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world. It takes time, patience, a lot of money, marketing, leadership and courage. Or, alternately, a really huge advertisement that features a hot piece of...

Mar 18, 2009

Phil Mickelson’s ‘Fans’ ‘Cheer’ for Him [Video]

Phil Mickelson is one of the more popular players on the PGA Tour. Normally, people scream things like “YEEEEEAAAAAH, PHIIIIIIIL!” and “GET IN THE F*CKING HOOOOOOOOOOLE!” when he hits the ball. Not so much on Sunday: someone got caught on...

Mar 17, 2009

Jenna Jameson ‘Squeezes’ Out Tito Ortiz’ Twins

Jenna Jameson marrying dating Tito Ortiz may have been the best thing to happen to sports bloggers — it gave us a good reason to discuss the porn star while not looking totally shallow.  And Ms. Jameson doubled up on...

Mar 17, 2009

Mar 17, 2009

Gamble On: A Brief Degenerate Rundown of the NCAA First Round

So, RJ Bell of (yes, I’m a name dropper) hit up my inbox this morning with some NCAA-related gambling talk. And since it is in fact Tuesday before March Madness, it seems rather apropos to feed you a little...

Mar 17, 2009

ESPN Mixes Violent Video Games With Donte Stallworth Coverage

The World Wide Leader has made puh-lenty of mistakes with its video coverage, aside from simply letting Skip Bayless on camera. (Zing, etc.) But it appears that they at least got the advertising part right, assuming they have some back-end...

Mar 16, 2009

Tiger Woods Thankfully Understands the Meaning of ‘MVP’

The MVP award in the respective team sports has become utterly worthless in recent years. What it means now — to most writers’ associations — is “the best player on the team with the best record.” Which is just flat...

Mar 16, 2009

Better Bracket Prize: Bacon or Vegas + Penthouse Pet? How About Both?

There are few things more awesome than March Madness. One of those happens to be Las Vegas. Another happens to be Penthouse Pets. And, of course, bacon is also included on that short list. So, yada-yada-yada, slap all four together...

Mar 16, 2009

Dick Vitale and Jay Bilas Get Awkward on Live Television

This video is making the rounds, because, well, that’s what happens when ESPN analysts get angry with each other on set. But the basic premise is this: Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale discuss snubs on television, and Vitale, ever the...

Mar 16, 2009

The Great Villanueva Twitter War of 2009

Charlie Villanueva, in case you didn’t notice, is on Twitter. He has close to 1,000 followers, which is a few more than yours truly does (although you can always add me!!1 LOLZ.) And last night, he got straight-up crazy with...