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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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2009
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Rube awakening

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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 04, 2009

Crossword: ''You want fries with that?''

Some people do
Some people do
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2009
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Love hurts

There've been some bizarre stories over the years involving gullible jocks and their inappropriate, multiple-alias-bearing girlfriends/wives.
Tough times for Dirk Nowitzki. Plus, a Pitt Panther gets caught shooting blanks.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 22, 2009
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Deal or no deal?

When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


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How weird is Stephon Marbury?

In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 04, 2009
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Sports blotter: Walker wiggle

The last couple of weeks have sucked for Celtics fans.
Call a cab, genius
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 14, 2009
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Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007
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Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2007
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 12, 2007


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Do mess with Texas

The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007
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Bob's your uncle

When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 28, 2007
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Bonds away

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007
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Tennessee two-step

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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007
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Pure idiocy

We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 07, 2007


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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 31, 2007
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Off point

Lots of class being shown this year by New York–area point guards.
Sports blotter: "Celtics fans still hate this guy" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 24, 2007
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Surely you can't be serious

Early nomination for collegiate crime-dweeb of the year goes to Fresno State defensive lineman Jason Shirley.
Sports blotter: "Don't call me Shirley!" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 17, 2007
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Brown out

A few years ago it would have seemed unlikely that former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown would leave any legacy at all, but that situation has clearly changed.
Sports blotter: "All people named 'Brown' " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 10, 2007
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Willie returns

Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 03, 2007


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Free the Juice

As you surely have heard by now, O.J. Simpson is up to his old tricks again.
Sports blotter: "Return of Orenthal James" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 26, 2007
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Texas two-step

The Texas Longhorns have been a real gift to the sports-crime-reporting industry of late.
Sports blotter: "Horns hooked" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 19, 2007
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Rocket science

Tough, tough summer for the Houston Rockets, arrest-wise.
Sports blotter: "Houston hydroponics" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 14, 2007
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And one

Let’s play a game — it’s called “Celebrity Take-the-Hint.”
Sports blotter: "NBA Street" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 05, 2007
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While you were out . . .

When you’re a student, it can seem as if reality just freezes when you leave town for the summer.
Yes, stuff happened in Boston during your summer break. But we’ve got it covered.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 04, 2007


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Zzzzzzz . . .

We get one of these about once a year, the jock-asleep-in-car-with-engine-running story.
Sports blotter: "Sawing wood" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 29, 2007
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Duck season

No one knows what got into Offerman — he’d never been arrested before.
Sports blotter: "Somewhere, Izzy Alcantara smiled" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 22, 2007
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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007
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Pugilism sound

It’s been a while since we heard much from the Washington Huskies.
Sports blotter: "Trouble in Washington" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 15, 2007