Category Archive: General Sports

Dec 14

Rumors & Rants: 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine: Five invitees with Indiana ties


Despite its reputation as a basketball state and not having a noteworthy professional-level soccer club until 2014, Indiana has long been a low-key hotbed for soccer talent (see Yeagley, Jerry). So, true to form, *The Hoosier State is once again lining up several potential contributions to the 2016 MLS SuperDraft class. On Friday, Major League …

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Dec 03

Vinnie Jones


Vinnie Jones is not only a well-known football player but also an infamous on screen presence from his many memorable appearances often as a brutish villain. That he is held in high regard in the footballing world is underlined by his being selected as an official ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation, a trust which …

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Oct 19

Belichick intimidates other coaches

New England Patriots v Indianapolis Colts

INDIANAPOLIS – In a league home to J.J. Watt, Ndamukong Suh and others capable of considerable violence, the most intimidating figure is a 63-year-old who likes to cut the sleeves off his sweatshirts, although not because of an over abundance of muscles. “Short arms,” Bill Belichick said of the fashion alteration.

Oct 09

Jeff Pearlman: The crazy Tea Party nuts do it again


Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. See, that’s what makes them crazy. It’s an all-consuming lack of awareness; a belief that everything you do is righteous, and everyone someone else does is off. If you’re never wrong, you’re crazy. If everyone who disagrees with you is the enemy, you’re crazy. If your plant speaks to …

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Jul 01 Dbacks Rubby Tries To Turn His Fortunes vs Dodgers


The Dbacks took their first game of the series against the Dodgers last night. It was the first time in 8 contests that they defeated Los Angeles. Tonight they go for the series victory, their second of the season against the Dodgers. In order for that to happen, De La Rosa will need to avenge …

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Jun 10

USMNT beats #1 German Mens team 2-1 in Germany


The US Men’s Soccer Team continued its strong play coming off a 4-3 win over the Netherlands team, by defeating #1 world ranked and defending World Cup Champion German National Mens Team 2-1. World Cup Hero Mario Gotze got Germany on the board first with a goal in the 12th minute. The Us answered back …

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Jun 06

American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown


American Pharoah, the flashy colt with the smooth stride, won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in a generation and etching himself in the history books. Since 1978, when Affirmed swept the three races, 13 horses had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. But none of them won the Belmont. …

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May 18

TROY: Detractors of Frankie Edgar, Why?


Some dumbfuck from Bloody Elbow*dubbed Frankie Edgar a “point fighter extraordinaire”. Everybody has a right to an opinion, but some of that site’s writers must be terribly bored. On Saturday morning (here in the states), over in the Philippines, Edgar defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision, and it’s pretty damn clear he’ll take the winner …

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Apr 12

Jordan Spieth wins the Masters in record-setting fashion


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Coming into Sunday at the Masters, Jordan Spieth held a four-shot lead, and that was enough to ensure that this day would see a memorable story, one either of triumph at a young age or of gut-punch collapse. With barely a doubt, Spieth delivered a triumph that will now have the entire …

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Mar 28

Jeff Pearlman: Macho Man

So this is sort of weird, but earlier today posted a profile of Randy (Macho Man) Savage by a writer named Justin Barrasso. And it was very well done, and is certainly worth your time. But as soon as I saw it I thought, “Um … what?” Because much of it concerns Savage’s early …

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