Amid speculation that the demise of the Big XII is imminent (though I’m still not convinced that will happen), it is instructive to look back on the last time a major conference fell apart. So do yourself a favor today and read this 1995 Sports Illustrated obituary of the Southwest Conference. Excerpt: Let’s Bury the [...]
Today most anyone with basic cable can watch the WPS Championship at 4:00 EST, 3:00 CST, on Fox Sports Net. The Western New York Flash face the Philadelphia Independence.
The Penn State volleyball team hadn’t dropped a match at hone since 2005. Until yesterday. Oregon went into Happy Valley and beat the top-ranked, 4-time-defending-national-champion Nittany Lions 16-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22. (In Penn State’s defense, they were playing six freshman.)
An NIU Huskie who likes to dream big created a Facebook page arguing for Northern Illinois’ inclusion in a new Big XII. (I was the 8th person to like it.) The page proposes putting NIU and Oklahoma in the new Big XII North, and Memphis—or another to-be-named-later 12th school—in the South. (This person seems to [...]
Yesterday Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced that she has early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. In the wake of such tragic news, take some time to read this 1998 Sports Illustrated profile of Summitt, which illustrates just how incredible a person she is.
This video, in which a contestant attempting to name sports franchises in California says, “Seattle Mariners,” has been making its rounds on the Internet. Ha, ha let’s make fun of the guy who thinks Seattle is in California. But I’ll stick up for the guy, if only because the trivia challenge itself was equally flawed. [...]
Jason Whitlock never fails to get a reaction from people. Today, he wrote an article for Fox Sports shattering our ideas of the concept of “amateur” athletes and, further, how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a vested interest in preserving the outdated structure of collegiate athletics.
Two reasons I visit Grantland every day: Jonathan Abrams’s long-form piece on Arvydas Sabonis Michael Weinreb’s profile of Michael Ray Richardson These—and not the Humblebrag power rankings and updates on Simmons’s reality television fantasy league—are what makes Grantland worth reading.
Following the recent surge in baseball bat sales at Amazon UK, Brian Palmer at Slate takes a look at the “history of mob violence and sporting goods” and asks why the British have chosen baseball bats, rather than cricket bats, as weapons for self-defense and/or looting. “Why Are They Using Baseball Bats Instead of Cricket [...]
Anyone who has small children and basic cable knows that Phineas & Ferb is one of the best shows on television and one of the top 5 children’s cartoons of all time. This week’s episode, “Tour de Ferb,” features 3-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond. Is Disney afraid to touch Lance Armstrong? I don’t [...]
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: the Internet is a wonderful place. The latest example begins below. Anyone who spent their formative years in the 90s will love this. (Though I would have liked to see a cameo from Rod Belding.)