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).

Other Great Moments in Baseball History

Jason English

During game two of the World Series, FOX cameras noticed a suspicious substance on Detroit pitcher Kenny Rogers' left hand. Rogers cleaned up between innings.

Teacher Appreciation Week: NFL Edition

Jason English

"Socrates taught Plato, Plato taught Aristotle, Aristotle taught Alexander the Great"¦" That's how Mary kicked off mental_floss Teacher Appreciation Week. A logical follow-up p

"Iron" Mike ready to fight women?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Despite years of perfecting my Nintendo jabs and uppercuts on Mike Tyson's Punchout!, I never made it to the level where you get to box a woman.