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The Mariners Have Chosen The Way Of Enlightenment Over The Way Of Winning Baseball Games The Mariners Have Chosen The Way Of Enlightenment Over The Way Of Winning Baseball Games

The Seattle Mariners had a weird 2018 season, winning 89 games but producing a negative run differential and finishing third in the AL West, eight games back of the last Wild Card. The glass-half-full view on their season highlights the wins and the respectable jump they made up the league standings from 2017; the…

NFL Competition Committee Recommends Subjecting Another Several Parts Of The Game To Replay Review NFL Competition Committee Recommends Subjecting Another Several Parts Of The Game To Replay Review

The NFL Competition Committee, headed by Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay and totally coincidentally including New Orleans head coach Sean Payton, recommended an expansion of replay review today, addressing among other things exactly the circumstance that recently screwed the Saints and sent the New Orleans area…

Joel Embiid Calls Himself "Best Defensive Player" And "Most Unstoppable Player" In NBA, Might Not Be Wrong

The 76ers came back from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the visiting Celtics Wednesday night, behind a monstrous performance from the huge and unstoppable Joel Embiid. Embiid—whose conditioning, at the moment, is less than great—played more than 41 minutes, the second most he’s played in a game this season,…

Marcus Smart Ejected From Celtics-76ers For Shoving Joel Embiid Quite A Long Way

Early in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Celtics-76ers game, Marcus Smart was hit with a soft whistle for contesting a pass to Joel Embiid near the top of the key, with the Celtics up 11. On the reset, perhaps out of annoyance over Smart raising a stink about the foul, or perhaps sensing that Smart was in a…

Giants CEO Larry Baer Will Not Be Charged For Pulling His Wife To The Ground In Cell Phone Fight Giants CEO Larry Baer Will Not Be Charged For Pulling His Wife To The Ground In Cell Phone Fight

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was involved in an ugly public fight  earlier this month with his wife, Pamela; video showed what looked like Larry Baer dragging her off a metal chair and to the ground while struggling to wrench a cell phone out of her grip. Police were called to the scene and interviewed witnesses,…

Ben Simmons Shouts Out Australian Hero "Egg Boy" On His Sneakers Ben Simmons Shouts Out Australian Hero "Egg Boy" On His Sneakers

Ben Simmons, the terrific Australian point-forward capably leading the mostly Joel Embiid-less 76ers down the stretch in the East’s playoff race, used a pen and some spectacularly clashing yellow sneakers Tuesday night to shout out Will Connolly, the 17-year-old hero who smashed an egg on the head of vile Australian…

Markelle Fultz Shooting Form Update: Rehabbing With Donald And Goofy Markelle Fultz Shooting Form Update: Rehabbing With Donald And Goofy

In his introductory press conference after being traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic, way back on February 7, Markelle Fultz announced that his rehabilitation from chronic shoulder crabmeatitis would continue indefinitely in sunny California. The Magic were cool with this plan, evidently…

“What’s interesting about the supermax era is that these deals almost always end with handicaps that make life more difficult for everyone involved.” Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated takes a fresh look at how busted and counterproductive the advent of NBA supermax contract extensions has been for team-building…

Here's A Cool Play The Trail Blazers Use To Ambush Unsuspecting Opponents Here's A Cool Play The Trail Blazers Use To Ambush Unsuspecting Opponents

In the second quarter of an eventual home win over the Pacers, Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts dialed up a delicious little inbounds play to get reserve center Enes Kanter a point-blank look at the basket. The play involves very little movement and trickery, and mostly relies on two tall dudes working together…

An Important Lesson From This Hideous Lakers Season: Shit Happens An Important Lesson From This Hideous Lakers Season: Shit Happens

The Lakers have lost eight of their last nine games to fall to 11th in the Western Conference, and eight games below .500. The organization appears to be in a state of ugly collapse, helped along by the distracting, doomed courtship of Anthony Davis. Luke Walton is rumored to be on his way out. LeBron James now places…

Steph Curry Busts Out Of A Slump With A Damn 60-Footer Steph Curry Busts Out Of A Slump With A Damn 60-Footer

Steph Curry opened up Monday night’s road game in San Antonio freezing cold, by his standards. He missed seven of his first eight shots, including all four of his three-point attempts. He blew a point-blank layup, and had another slapped off the glass, and bricked a wide open three from the top of the arc. There are…

Bryce Harper Limps Off After Taking A 96-MPH Fastball To The Ankle, Shit Shit Shit Bryce Harper Limps Off After Taking A 96-MPH Fastball To The Ankle, Shit Shit Shit

In the bottom of the sixth inning of a Friday spring training game, Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Trent Thornton uncorked a 96-mile-per-hour fastball directly into the right ankle of one Bryce Harper, who was making just his eighth plate appearance in a Phillies uniform. The sound of the ball popping off Harper’s…

Zion Williamson Is JUST FINE Zion Williamson Is JUST FINE

Thursday night Zion Williamson made his first appearance for Duke since the shoe explosion seen ‘round the world, helping the Blue Devils to a comfortable 84–72 win over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. For those who were concerned a knee sprain might sap some of Williamson’s brain-scrambling athleticism,…

Utah Jazz Owner Wants Her Team's Fans To Quit Being Huge Flaming Assholes All The Time Utah Jazz Owner Wants Her Team's Fans To Quit Being Huge Flaming Assholes All The Time

The dickweed Jazz fan who heckled Russell Westbrook until Westbrook threatened to kick both his ass and the ass of his wife has been permanently banned from Utah’s home arena. That’s fair and appropriate, but a lingering consequence of Monday’s exchange is an ongoing public discussion about the very shitty reputation…

Atlanta's Trae Young-John Collins Duo Is Going To Be Very Fun, Very Soon Atlanta's Trae Young-John Collins Duo Is Going To Be Very Fun, Very Soon

The Hawks handily smushed the visiting Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday evening, by the score of 132–111. Because the Hawks haven’t been officially eliminated from the playoff race, and because their young players are doing cool things and steadily developing into useful NBA players, every time they win it can seem like…

The Nuggets Needed Just Nine Games To Be Sure Isaiah Thomas Can't Help Them The Nuggets Needed Just Nine Games To Be Sure Isaiah Thomas Can't Help Them

Isaiah Thomas returned to the court on February 13, following 11 months away from basketball recovering from hip surgery. This was a moment of personal triumph for Thomas. For fans of his new team, the Denver Nuggets, on the other hand, this was a moment of dread; Thomas was horrendous last season for the Cavs, while…

Le'Veon Bell Continues Self-Imposed NFL Exile By Signing With Jets Le'Veon Bell Continues Self-Imposed NFL Exile By Signing With Jets

It took a year-long holdout, and alienating many of his Steelers teammates, and enduring the experience of having his role comfortably usurped by another dirt-cheap replacement, but Le’Veon Bell has finally successfully ducked franchise tag hell and engineered his way to a long-term contract. Sadly, for holding fast…

Luka Dončić Suffers Through What Must Surely Be The Worst Game Of His Career Luka Dončić Suffers Through What Must Surely Be The Worst Game Of His Career

An hour or so before his Spurs went out and beat the Dallas Mavericks, Gregg Popovich described rookie sensation Luka Dončić as “a beautiful basketball player” and “a consummate basketball player” who “does everything.” In repayment for these lovely compliments, Dončić went out and played what he will dearly hope is…

NTSB Report: Michigan's 2017 Plane Accident Was A Couple Split-Second Decisions Away From Catastrophe NTSB Report: Michigan's 2017 Plane Accident Was A Couple Split-Second Decisions Away From Catastrophe

Back in March 2017, the charter plane of the Michigan men’s basketball team aborted takeoff from an airport in Ypsilanti, crashed through a chain link fence beyond the end of the runway, and came to rest in a field beyond a surface road and a ditch beyond the airport boundary. The plane was all trashed up, but …

“Financial success has come uncoupled from baseball success. Five franchises have payrolls that are not even halfway to the $206 million luxury tax limit—minor-league teams charging major-league prices, and collecting major-league revenues.” Go and read Tommy Craggs on baseball’s busted economics, you.

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