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Mark Cuban Envisions Brittney Griner As Maverickess

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Morning News report that Mark Cuban is considering drafting Baylor women’s basketball standout Brittney Griner reinforces the notion that the Dallas Mavericks owner is a marketing genius. Griner has about as mu...


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The USA Soccer Ladder

Kristian Lin
Having watched both the recent USA World Cup qualifiers — the 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in Denver’s driving snow, and the tense goalless thriller in Mexico City — I thought I’d assess where all of USA’s soccer playe...



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Mark Cuban Finally Out-Classes Somebody But It’s Only Trump

Jeff Prince
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and real estate developer Donald Trump aren’t known for their stoic and sensible demeanor. Cuban’s the guy you don’t want to sit beside at a basketball game, and Trump is the ...


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Jesse Holley at the Movies

Kristian Lin
North Texas sports fans who are no longer anticipating the movie about Josh Hamilton can now count down the days to another sports biopic: Sony Pictures is now producing a movie about Jesse Holley, the former security guard who...



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Robbie Rogers Is Gay (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m the soccer guy on this website, I need to take note of an American soccer player who shook up the sport over the weekend, and it wasn’t because of anything he did on the field. (“Pitch! The word is pitch!” scr...


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Okay, Beyonce, We Get It — You’re Singing Live

Jeff Prince
Beyonce took so much (well-deserved) heat after lip-syncing the national anthem at President Obama’s inauguration that she vowed to sing live at last night’s Super Bowl halftime show. Then she went overboard during ...



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Let’s Go … Ravens?

ANTHONY MARIANI
My worst NFL nightmare has come true. Two of my least favorite teams –– the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers –– are headed to the Super Bowl, the Ravens after effectively neutering Tom Brady and his Pats, an...


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National Anthem Shivering In Fear As Alicia Keys Promises Wow Factor

Jeff Prince
Pop singer Alicia Keys is promising something new and different when she performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl in two weeks. “I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” K...



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How to Fake a Girlfriend

Kristian Lin
Dear Lord, holy crap, and every other verbal ejaculation you can think of. The college football world and a good portion of the world beyond is reeling from Deadspin’s bombshell about Manti Te’o, the linebacker whos...


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Flying Rats Live Another Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Lord. We’ve got to see Ray Lewis do that stupid dance at least one more time. My thoughts on the head flying rat are well known: He’s a thug who obstructed the investigation of a double homicide in 2000 and yet somehow...