The NBA's got balls but what they really need is moisturizer

David K. Israel

Every now and then a major piece of news trivia slips through our posts and we feel shameful, remiss, careless, negligent, embarrassed.

Good Sports

Jason English

Congratulations to Dwyane Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat, your 2006 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. But sportsmanship isn't the first word that comes to mind for a few previous

What a catch!

Mangesh Hattikudur

You can keep telling yourself there are other fish in the sea (or lake, or whatever); but they're probably not as big as this one.

The Fan Club: Spectacular Stories of Storied Spectators

Jason English

It's a great day for people who root for stuff. Over at YesButNoButYes, our good friend Jellio has a great post on the world's most rabid fan bases.

The Game of the (Last) Century


We're still feeling a bit let down by Saturday's so-called "Game of the Century".

Best of Bobby Knight

Jason English

Bob Knight was at it again last night, giving one of his players a little shot to the chin. Now, Knight's bashers are surely going to call for his head.

Catching Scarlet Fever

Jason English

"The last big football game Rutgers played was the first college football game ever," the great Tony Kornheiser said last Thursday, referring to a 6-4 victory over Princeton in 1869.

The NFL and next week's elections

Jason English

+Lynn Swann, former Steeler and owner of four Super Bowl rings, is running for Governor of Pennsylvania against political powerhouse and Democratic incumbent Ed Rendell. Swann is a long

Only major league player to pitch a no-hitter while tripping on acid

Will Pearson

Dock Ellis was a pretty eccentric baseball player, which befits a man who now claims he never played a major league game sober.

Extreme Yo-Yo-ing

David K. Israel

Our friends over at are into Yo-Yos (and no, I don't mean of the cello-playing variety).