• Everything about Gritty getting a makeover on ‘Queer Eye’ is good
    How do you improve what’s already perfect? Just when I thought nothing good could come out of 2020 we’re gifted a makeover video of Gritty by the incredible cast of Queer Eye. Season five of Queer Eye took place in Philadelphia, and The Fab Five had one final makeover challenge as a sendoff to the City of Brotherly Love: Revamping Flyers mascot Gritty. Nominated by the one ... read more
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    3 days ago
  • Congrats to Deron Williams for finessing the Nets 3 years after retirement
    Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images They’ve been paying him $5 million a year since 2015! Sports contracts are largely the worst thing we all discuss on a regular basis. We all fall into the trap of discussing the “worth” of players, what it means for salary caps and league-wide inflation. There’s an entire cottage industry of telling us what players are making, easy tools to compare ... read more
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    4 days ago
  • The NBA’s early return seems sketchy
    Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images This whole Covid-19 NBA thing is going swimmingly ... if you’re a virus. Remember those heady days of, like, three weeks ago when we were all excited for the NBA to return to Disney World and give us the much-needed dose of basketball we’d been craving? Yeah, that’s all gone to hell. In the past week the promise of the NBA season being played ... read more
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    4 days ago
  • Jay Cutler is spending quarantine trying to find a chicken murderer
    Detective Jay Cutler wants to find the animal killing his chickens There’s a murderer on the loose, and former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler is on the case. Over the last four days, Cutler has taken to his Instagram account (@ifjayhadinstagram) to try and solve the mystery that has taken over his Nashville, TN farm. “We’ve got a chicken serial killer on the loose. We’ve lost quite a few,” ... read more
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    5 days ago
  • Did Cam Newton just make the Patriots … cool?
    Getty Images Ugh. The Patriots may be fun to watch next season. The Patriots are geniuses. We knew this much already from the organization’s penchant for excellence, the ability to build and rebuild quality rosters — and somehow always feel relevant, no matter what was going on around the rest of the league. This is a little different. Signing Cam Newton was a genius move, but not in the ... read more
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    5 days ago
  • How the Mavericks fell from world champs to the team nobody wanted to join
    Too many shiny free agents In 2011 the Dallas Mavericks were on top of the world. A team in the truest sense of the word, veteran role players bolstered the stars. Dallas beat the Miami Heat, and their fancy big three, to bring home glory. But that championship team didn’t last. Nor did the glory. There were just too many shiny free agents on the horizon, and ... read more
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    6 days ago
  • The NBA’s restart is going to be basketball overload
    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images There are 7-game days ahead! On Friday evening, the NBA officially announced it’s 2019-2020 season return with each team’s eight game seeding schedule. Each of the 22 teams heading to Disney will play eight seeding games to determine the final 16 teams that will make the playoffs. The other six teams that will go home after eight games. The NBA’s restart will kick ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • The creator of ‘NBA Jam’ admits that the Pistons are a cheat
    Need help beating the Bulls in ‘NBA Jam?’ Pick the Pistons. Have you ever played the original NBA Jam and wondered why the Pistons just seem so good when going up against the Chicago Bulls? It’s not necessarily because most copies of the arcade game have BJ Armstrong in the lineup instead of Michael Jordan, who initially didn’t grant his likeness in the game. Sometimes it’s easier to blame ... read more
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    1 week ago
  • NASCAR drivers came together to support Bubba Wallace and denounce racism
    Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images This comes one day after a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s garage On Sunday afternoon, someone reportedly snuck into the Talladega Garage and left a noose in Bubba Wallace’s stall. Wallace, who is the only Black full-time driver in NASCAR, did not see the noose himself, but a member of his No. 43 team reported the incident as soon as they saw it. ... read more
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    2 weeks ago
  • The Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland beef went dormant for 3 years, then exploded into a famous brawl
    This brawl had beef waaaaay in the rearview mirror. Baseball’s unwritten rules leave a lot of room for beef. Pitchers have been known to get mad when batters celebrate. Pitchers punish batters for celebrating by throwing baseballs at them. It’s a strange, ancient ritual, and it turns out it can take place over a matter of years. In 2017, San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland hit Washington Nationals superstar ... read more
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    2 weeks ago