YouTube Proof That NFL Players Shouldn't Sing

YouTube Proof That NFL Players Shouldn't Sing
Give a football player a big trophy and what does he do? Sing. Unfortunate as it is. It seems that at least in the latter half of the 1980s –a reasonably treacherous time for both American fashion and music– that success equaled the chance to record a pop hit, talent or not. (Just like American... Read more »

MTV VMAs 2014: Dust Off Your Fake Outrage

MTV VMAs 2014: Dust Off Your Fake Outrage
Sports has been doing up outrageous stuff for TV very well lately. On Monday Night Football this week the Cleveland Browns’ new kid on the block, Johnny Manziel, flipped the bird during the live preseason game broadcast. Whether his gesture was aimed at the Browns’ opponents, the Washington Redskins, or the media, or his many... Read more »

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans
Back in April I got a pretty nice birthday care package from my folks back home in suburban Philadelphia. Along with a box of brotherly love from Pretzels Direct stacked with TastyKakes, Wise brand potato chips and about 30,000 calories worth of Philadelphia soft pretzels and fixins, a second box showed up the next day.... Read more »
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Four Months Off: Bucket List for Luis Suarez

Four Months Off: Bucket List for Luis Suarez
As everyone around the world now knows, Luis Suarez is in hot water. The Uruguay and Liverpool FC forward, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, was banned by FIFA from all football for four months on Thursday for biting an Italian centerback Giorgio Chellini during play. Moreover, this isn’t the... Read more »

New Names for the Washington Redskins

New Names for the Washington Redskins
Last week the Washington Redskins made off-season news not for training camp or trades. Instead, the press came when the United States Patent and Trademark Office abruptly canceled the team’s trademarks on the basis that they were “disparaging to Native Americans.” The legal ramifications of this action by one wing of the US Government may... Read more »

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.
My kid is a little bit of a day dreamer. At his soccer games, I used to joke that if you pass my kid the ball that he might contemplate kicking it. That’s not entirely true, though. Since Boodah is usually thinking about Star Wars and not whatever sport he is playing, it’s probably more... Read more »
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Wild World Cup: That Time North Korea "Beat" Brazil

Wild World Cup: That Time North Korea "Beat" Brazil
World Cup 2014 is in full swing. Soccer, also known as football, footie, calcio, voetbal, and fύtbol to the Spanish-speaking world is typically dominated by squads from Europe and South America. No one else really figures in(usually). Brazil, to make a crude comparison, are soccer’s equivalent of the New York Yankees. They have won five... Read more »

Opening Day: American Baseball, Democracy's Sport

Opening Day: American Baseball, Democracy's Sport
It’s no wonder that baseball is America’s national pastime. If you think America is a land of opportunity then the game of baseball explains a lot about who we are and how we pass time. Come to think of it, baseball also should be the national pastime of Canada, all of Western Europe, France especially,... Read more »

Has the Potty-Mouthed Mommy Shtick Gotten Old?

Has the Potty-Mouthed Mommy Shtick Gotten Old?
One of my favorite comedians is Chelsea Handler. Handler isn’t one of my favorites because she’s particularly innovative. In fact, I wouldn’t say that Chelsea Handler’s type of comedy is anything new. Certainly musing about alcohol over-consumption and making fun of other peoples shortcomings –especially that of celebrities and reality TV’s attention hounds– isn’t groundbreaking.... Read more »
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8 Things I'm Giving Up For Lent

8 Things I'm Giving Up For Lent
If you watched only Olympic hockey and nothing else, you’d probably assume that Russia was a nation of pacifists. Why? Well, that’s because Alex Ovechkin and the rest of Russia’s stars sat on their skates peacefully for the entirety of the 2014 Olympics. Each player sat there waiting for the golden pass of the puck... Read more »