Juuuust saying that there is a problem of scale here. That the Judgement Bolt here is awful tiny for such a big giant Ramuh. If your character cast his strongest spell and it just sort of made a three-foot-wide fire pit on the ground, you'd shrug and be like, eh, guess this fella's not so good at this and invest some… » 3/17/15 12:19pm 3/17/15 12:19pm

NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith As Executive Director, For Some Reason

The NFL Players Association re-elected incumbent Executive Director DeMaurice Smith early Monday morning. This year's election had swollen to nine candidates, many of whom were ridiculous and under-qualified, but there had been a growing sense that the players were increasingly unhappy with Smith and could make a… » 3/16/15 1:49am 3/16/15 1:49am

The NFLPA's Election For A New Leader Is A Ridiculous Clown Show

This Sunday, the National Football League Players Association will hold an election for Executive Director, a position held by DeMaurice Smith since being unanimously elected by active player reps in 2009. Including Smith, there are nine candidates for the position, which is about eight more than usual. Most of these… » 3/14/15 6:35pm 3/14/15 6:35pm

Kyrie Irving Unleashes All Hell In The Perfect Meaningless Game

San Antonio isn't usually a place for mid-March NBA thrills. Oh, the latter-day Spurs remain perfectly capable of playing the sort of gyroscoping, pinball-passing game pretty enough to goose Red Auerbach's carcass from 6 to 12, but it's very a long season and a very old team and while you can usually count on them for… » 3/13/15 10:21am 3/13/15 10:21am

The Lions Got Haloti Ngata, But Is that Enough?

Ndamukong Suh is leaving town, but the role of "bigass defensive tackle" is apparently plugged right up. The Lions have traded fourth- and fifth-round picks (with a seventh-rounder coming back to Detroit, according to Albert Breer) to the Ravens for defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, who's been holding down the middle in… » 3/10/15 5:03pm 3/10/15 5:03pm

"Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now

The 9th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference takes place this weekend, and you've likely noticed all the coinciding and ongoing coverage of the analytical side of sports. Some of these stories are illuminating explanations of what's going on at the vanguard of sports analysis; others bitch, correctly, about… » 2/27/15 1:46pm 2/27/15 1:46pm