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Ten years of great sports

Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
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Going streaking

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.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 14, 2009
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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
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 29, 2008
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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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 19, 2008
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How big is Harry Potter

Considering all the hype surrounding the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series, you would think that the July 21 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is one of the most anticipated events in human history.
Hype machine
By JOEL C. THERIAULT  |  July 02, 2007


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Quaking in their cleats

America’s leading health-fad-and-campaign-dreck news mag named Guilford College, a Quaker school in North Carolina, the “hottest for social conscience” in 2006.
Sports blotter: "Bad timing by Newsweek " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 31, 2007
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Hot box

Remember that South Park episode where Cartman froze himself for 600 years so he wouldn’t have to wait for the release of the new version of Nintendo Wii?
Sports blotter: "It's in the game" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 06, 2006
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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
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But it's a fake gun

A lot of sports crime makes sense. Sebastian Janikowski arrested for just about anything: makes sense.
Sports blotter: pellet gun edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 02, 2006
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Canadians gone wild

“BETZKY” screamed the inevitable New York Post headline, seemingly minutes after word leaked out that none other than the great Wayne Gretzky, his troublemaking big-haired wife Janet Jones, and Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Ric Tocchet had been invei
Gretzky's bets, plus Clarett's woes
By MAT TAIBBI  |  February 15, 2006