World Cup Finale In Madrid

Matt Kiebus :: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 6:15 pm

It’s not very often when you can pinpoint with absolute certainty the biggest and best party in the world on a given night.

On Sunday night, when Spain won their first ever World Cup, I can say unequivocally that Madrid was that place, and I was fortunate enough to be there.

In one of the greatest gunslinging moves in history my dad decided last Thursday it would be a fun idea for him, my brother, and myself to hop on a flight to Madrid the following day so we could be in the city for the World Cup final. (My parents have worked for Continental Airlines my whole life, so flying for free is a little perk I’ve gotten used to, and it makes this ridiculous weekend trip actually feasible.) MORE »


Celebrities, News, Sports

Landon Donovan Fathers Love Child: In Other Breaking News, Rich and Famous Professional Athletes Can’t Keep It In Their Pants

Elisabeth Dickson :: Monday, June 28th, 2010 4:30 pm

In the wake of the U.S. soccer team’s soul-crushing loss to Ghana this weekend, star forward Landon Donovan can console himself with the news that he may or may not be a baby daddy: a British woman has named Donovan as the father of her unborn child. Donovan, who has been separated from wife Bianca Kajilich since last July, would not confirm or deny siring the English fetus, saying in an interview with Sports Illustrated that “if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support.” MORE »


Really?, Sports

Paul, The Psychic Octopus Predicts German Victory Over England

Nick Nicoludis :: Monday, June 28th, 2010 3:45 pm

Pretty much every country on earth (except the U.S.) has intricate rituals dedicated to cheering on their soccer (or football) teams. They have ornate chants, costumes and are willing to die for their teams-or at least get pass-out drunk for them. The Germans have their own rituals, which apparently involve a psychic cephalopod named Paul. See a video of Paul’s prediction techniques after the jump. MORE »


News, Sports

9 Worse Calls Than Jim Joyce’s Flub

Carmel Lobello :: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 5:49 pm

I think we can all agree that today is a great day to not be MLB umpire, Jim Joyce. After ruining Armando Galarra’s perfect game last night by erroneously calling a grounder to first base safe, Joyce has spent the day under vicious, unrelenting fire from fans, the press, and even U.S. Senators. After watching the tapes himself, he emotionally admitted that he had messed with baseball history and made one of the worst calls of his career. In an effort to ease some of the pressure on Joyce, we made a list of what we believe are nine far worse calls that have been made in the last century: MORE »



Tiger’s New Commercial: Swing and a Miss?

Shannon Hassett :: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 1:00 pm

Nike has released Tiger’s first official commercial since his downward spiral began this past Thanksgiving. It’s no coincidence that The Masters also kicks off today, and with it what Woods hopes will be the resurrection of both his reputation and career (presumably under the logic that at least one has to stick). In terms of cinematography, the commercial is actually pretty artsy for the shtick happy Nike — assuming you get over the chill inducing closeup on the golfer’s face, of course. And unfortunately for Tiger, we’re not talking the same type of chills his previous tribute to Earl produced. MORE »



NJ Nets Move to… NJ

Shannon Hassett :: Friday, February 19th, 2010 4:20 pm

While the Meadowlands are technically a part of New Jersey, they mean nothing more than their promise of greater things: professional sporting events or the exit for the George Washington Bridge. Lots of respectable teams play in the state yet call New York their home, and so New Jersey is left with only a basketball team to show for its hospitality, and a shitty one at that. The announcement of the team’s move to Brooklyn definitely got me listening, however, and I was suddenly filled with a loyalty that lacked any justification. It was one of those ‘I’ll make fun of my brother as much as I want, but don’t you even dream about chiming in’ moments, and Jay-Z was now that dick friend. MORE »


News, Shit Going On In The World, Sports

Are You A Bad American For Not Liking Olympics?

Andrew Belonsky :: Friday, February 12th, 2010 3:20 pm

The Olympics officially kick off this evening, and millions of people plan on tuning in tonight and over the next few weeks. An estimated fifty-three percent, actually. Although that number’s down a bit from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, it’s still a significant amount. Yet, unlike these people, I can’t bring myself to give a damn…not about the stats and scores, anyway. I don’t much care whether we win in figure skating, the most popular sport, or bobsledding, the gayest. Nor does roughly forty-seven percent of the nation. I wonder: Does that make us bad American, or good ones?