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Get two journalists in a room these days, and before the conversation is five minutes old they'll probably be kvetching about the grim state of the news business. Unless, that is, they happen to be sports journalists, in which case the conversation wil
How long can Boston's frenetic sports-media explosion last?
| December 04, 2009
It has been an unusually quiet week or so in sports crime, which is perhaps not unexpected, since this is the one time of year when the most arrest-prone class of athletes in America — NFL players — are sequestered in training camps and usually too dog-t
Snapping out of the annual NFL training-camp lull. Plus, Plaxico Burress gets his.
| August 14, 2009
The dark knight
By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
| July 10, 2009
Wow. That's all I can say after seeing the mug shot of former Jacksonville Jaguars star wide receiver Jimmy Smith, busted last week on pot and crack charges.
Jags great Jimmy Smith done in by illegal tint and an imaginary friend. Plus, the Nevada Wolf Pack goes down shooting.
| May 01, 2009
Looking for Mr. Dunbar
Will Dunbar split town without saying goodbye, and now he's facing a pair of felonies.
The Justin Miller award race heats up. Plus, tough times in Fayetteville.
| March 18, 2009
Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
| January 07, 2009
Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
| December 17, 2008
Sports blotter: Burress edition
| December 10, 2008
You do a thing often enough, you tend to get good at that thing.
Sports blotter: "Absolutely fell out of my chair" edition
| December 03, 2008
Bad idea jeans
Sports blotter: "You’re looking at some years, son" edition
| November 25, 2008
Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
| November 19, 2008
He choked big time
Sports blotter: "Ugly incident" edition
| November 12, 2008
Quiet before the storm
There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
| November 05, 2008
BBs and b-balls
A few years ago, it looked like college athletes shooting strangers with BB guns was going to be the boutique sports offense of the 21st century.
Sports blotter: "Inducing panic" edition
| October 29, 2008
San Diego State Aztecs basketball coach Steve Fisher lectures his players during the season about how to behave off the court, getting pretty specific about what he doesn’t want to see.
Sports blotter: "Late-night shopping" edition
| October 22, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
| October 22, 2008
Absolutely nothing is funny about the Lawrence Phillips case, so let’s not even go there — there isn’t a single laugh to be found in this past week’s news that the onetime Next Jim Brown was sentenced to 10 years in Cali.
Sports blotter: "End of an era" edition
| October 16, 2008
More bad news for the Mets
Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.
Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
| October 09, 2008
Details right now are still sketchy, but Thunder Collins, a former University of Nebraska running back who was once considered a sure-fire NFL star, has been charged with murder.
Sports blotter: "Next Lawrence Phillips" edition
| October 02, 2008
Hello, old friend
There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
| September 25, 2008
Everyone knows there is a double-standard in the NFL when it comes to arrests.
Sports blotter: "Credit where credit's due" edition
| September 17, 2008
Always a darned shame when we hear that the Clemens family has fallen on hard times.
Sports blotter: "More trouble for the Clemens family" edition
| September 10, 2008
Look, it’s not easy being seven feet tall.
Sports blotter: "Attack of the seven-foot tall driver" edition
| September 03, 2008
Revenge of the toad
Some sports-crime stories aren’t funny in any way — they’re just plain violent and tragic. But every now and then you get a story that’s just pure fun.
Sports blotter: "Irabu!" edition
| August 27, 2008
There are a lot of famously troubled college sports programs out there, the majority of them football teams.
Sports blotter: "Walking in Memphis" edition
| August 20, 2008
Bang for T-Buck
Brett Favre walks into a bar.
| August 13, 2008
Return of the U
Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
| July 30, 2008
Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
| July 23, 2008
Bad times for kickers
Here’s a depressing-ass story that tells you everything you need to know about the life of a retired mediocre athlete.
Sports blotter: "Not so high on the hog" edition
| July 16, 2008
The University of Georgia Bulldogs football team has a fun fall to look forward to.
Sports blotter: "Go Dawgs" edition
| July 09, 2008
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