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The China syndrome
There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
| December 18, 2009
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
| December 04, 2009
As next week will feature a Friday the 13th, it’s time to check in on the NBA’s very own Jason, Tim Donaghy.
Publisher stuffs game-fixer Tim Donaghy's book idea; Antoine Walker's broke
| November 06, 2009
Cry me an Old Man River
Readers of this column over the past two years (my mom and my Aunt Theresa, mostly) know that I rabidly support my alma mater's basketball team, the University of Memphis Tigers. This past April, our head coach John Calipari relinquished the Tiger rein
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
| June 19, 2009
The clock keeps ticking down toward the inevitable first Tasered-athlete fatality. The fact that it hasn't happened yet is just a statistical anomaly, because two things continue to occur with regularity: major-college and pro jocks keep getting Tasered
A Florida Gator gets chomped. Plus, Memphis, the NCAA, and hypocrisy.
| June 12, 2009
Crossword: ''Triple threats''
Five names, one unusual pattern
Five names, one unusual pattern
| April 17, 2009
The wild bunch
| March 04, 2009
What's in a name?
Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
Okay, not that Dane Cook.
| February 04, 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
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
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
Return of the U
Remember the days when the University of Miami dominated college football?
Sports blotter: "Plant City, indeed" edition
| July 30, 2008
My favorite Sid and Marty Krofft production is one they had nothing to do with.
Sid and Marty show MySpace how psychedelia’s really done
| July 23, 2008
Sports blotter: "This year's Xbox" edition
| July 23, 2008
According to news reports, Lavender was drunk and disorderly on the streets of Cincinnati on April 6 when cops asked him several times to move away from an intersection.
Sports blotter: "Marcus Vick and more" edition
| June 25, 2008
A different sort of horse
Remember former Celtic Chris Herren?
Sports blotter: "The opposite of 'Celtic Pride' " edition
| June 11, 2008
Highway to hell
The former SEC linebacking great should be available, after being Tasered on March 28, following a bizarre loitering arrest in Prichard, Alabama.
Sports blotter: "Not-so-free agents" edition
| April 23, 2008
One-man crime wave
At this writing, a joint Google entry for “Chris Henry” and “10-cent head” shows only 39 hits.
Sports blotter: "Return of Chris Henry" edition
| April 09, 2008
Young people doing stupid things
“This isn’t fixin’ to stop me,” crowed a defiant Josh Jarboe.
Sports blotter: "Carrying a gun to a track meet" edition
| March 19, 2008
Must be the genes
You don’t often see sports-crime legacies.
Sports blotter: "Brother to brother" edition
| March 12, 2008
It’s a bad time to be a Pats fan.
Sports blotter: "Salt in the wound" edition
| March 05, 2008
Return of the Pac
The sad thing about Adam “Pacman” Jones is that we won’t have him to kick around in columns like this much longer.
Sports blotter: "Never coming back to the NFL at this rate" edition
| January 23, 2008
Skell of the year
Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Can't drive 55
This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
| December 12, 2007
Do mess with Texas
The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
| December 05, 2007
Bob's your uncle
When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
| November 28, 2007
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
| November 14, 2007
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
| November 07, 2007
A leafy, green substance
Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
| October 31, 2007
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