NBA Shit List: The Philadelphia 76ers, Who Are Capitalism's Diarrhea

Something confounding is happening in Philadelphia. The meanest, vilest, prosthetic-leg-stealingest fanbase in American sports has gone soft for its garbage basketball team, apparently because management promised them a present if they'll all just behave and eat their garbage basketball each night for the next few… » 12/18/14 4:27pm Thursday 4:27pm

Santana Moss Goes Crazy On Refs After RG3 TD Called Back, Gets Ejected

Robert Griffin III ran for a diving touchdown as time expired in the first half against the Giants today. Or at least, it looked like he had. After the play was reviewed, head official Jeff Triplette announced that Griffin had lost possession in the air, and therefore it was ruled a fumble out of the endzone. Then… » 12/14/14 2:55pm 12/14/14 2:55pm

There wasn't time for followup last night, but it was telling that one of the tech questions that got through was one edit wonders about: Who are we building Kinja for? The "Independent blogger vs. Gawker employee" framing that always gets tossed around has never made much sense to me, though. In what way are an… » 12/11/14 12:34pm 12/11/14 12:34pm

Dennis Rodman Is Fundamentally Evil 

Dennis Rodman is a troll. Before dedicating any more thought to his opinions and politics than you would to those of a subway evangelist, remember that. But that doesn't stop him from being run out on TV and in interviews as an expert in North Korean affairs or racial politics in America. He may just as well start… » 12/09/14 7:04pm 12/09/14 7:04pm

Kemba Walker Crosses Over, Nikola Mirotic Falls The Fuck Down

Poor Nikola Mirotic. He has no business checking Kemba Walker. Probably he learned his lesson after sucker-ass Kirk Hinrich left him hanging because he could not get over a Marvin Williams screen and Kemba crossed him out of his socks, but this is immaterial, because Nikola Mirotic is now a cluster of scattered… » 12/04/14 10:54am 12/04/14 10:54am

UFC Gets A Reebok Deal, Possibly No Longer Aesthetically Destitute

The UFC just got in bed with Reebok, and in doing so, threw out a load of its old sponsors. It's the sort deal a grown-up company makes, and also the sort of deal that reminds you that the UFC has some growing up left to do. » 12/02/14 5:03pm 12/02/14 5:03pm

J.J. Watt Blew Out The Titans, All On His Own

There was a lot going right for the Texans yesterday, as they beat the brass off the Titans 45-21. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for six touchdowns; DeAndre Hopkins caught nine balls on nine targets for 238 yards and two touchdowns; and in a week of blowouts, flatlined Tennessee's Win probability under 20 percent in the… » 12/01/14 5:03pm 12/01/14 5:03pm

We're One Step Closer To A Concussion Brain Damage Blood Test

A group of researchers at Penn has evidence that a protein found in the blood, calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment (SNTF), can predict if a person who's suffered a potential traumatic brain injury will suffer concussion symptoms. Which is to say, this could be useful for athletes who would like to know if… » 12/01/14 12:03pm 12/01/14 12:03pm

Hey, Matt Schaub Threw Another Pick-Six. How's He Keep Doing It?

Poor Matt Schaub found himself back in the funny pages yesterday. With Oakland already trailing St. Louis 42-0 in the fourth quarter, Schaub entered in relief of Derek Carr and promptly fumbled on a sack for a turnover, threw yet another pick-six on the following drive, and fumbled again for good measure on the next.… » 12/01/14 8:34am 12/01/14 8:34am