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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010

Music to incite the savage beast

Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 12, 2010
Monday Night Football preview: "Possible Super Bowl Preview" is a phrase you will hear!

Monday Night Football preview: "Possible Super Bowl Preview" is a phrase you will hear!

 Week 12 is upon us, the Thanksgiving has passed, and while we have feasted and fattened, the NFL has trimmed itself down to a small...
By Footballz Talk  |  November 30, 2009

Whiz kids

The Sports Genius of the Week Award is actually going to be shared by a pair of now-former New Orleans Saints fringe-roster players, wide receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui.
Two Saints get caught sinning. Plus, swirling down the post-NFL drug-addiction drain.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 15, 2009

Bang for T-Buck

Brett Favre walks into a bar.
Sports Blotter
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 13, 2008

Cheating rules!

Maybe we shouldn’t lament the sundry scandals that have made 2007 the Year of the Cheater.
Why steroids, spying, and all those other sports scandals are actually good for fans
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 03, 2007


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

Murder most foul

Man, just what the hell is going on in the sports world?
Sports blotter: "This isn't funny" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 20, 2007

The lock box

I want everyone reading this column to start laughing right now, just to get a head start.
Sports blotter: "Little League crime 2007" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 04, 2007

Countdown to draft day

It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 28, 2007

Number twenty-seven

Twenty-seven. That’s where the number of defensive-back arrests in the year 2006 now rests, after yet another high-profile bust last week.
Sports blotter: "Aww, the Denver Broncos!?" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 20, 2006


Real-world follies

For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 18, 2006

Hail, hail CBGB

Many moons ago, Phillipe lived one block away from the legendary CBGB nightclub on Bleeker Street in New York City’s Bowery.
There’s a big SNAFU when OMFUG is all gone
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 18, 2006

Take my wife, please

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Brett Myers became the latest pro athlete to punch his wife in the face in public last week, committing the act right here in Boston.
Sports Blotter: "Just a bit outside" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 28, 2006

The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!

Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 16, 2006