The young Marlins superstar’s story is one the Cuban diaspora knows well.
You just know John Rocker will be in here somewhere.
Welcome to NFL free agency! Given the strategic mastery and sheer manpower necessary to field a successful NFL team, every franchise has something on its to-do list. Whether they’re trying to retain the services of a player who’s hit the open market, or scanning the talent pool for outside reinforcements, league executives are in incessant
Our sources here at Crooked Scoreboard are rarely of any use. We don’t break much news or report on many rumors in the sports world. Until today. In response to ex-Grantland boss Bill Simmons’ new multimedia venture The Ringer (probably unrelated to the potentially problematic, but ultimately Special Olympics-approved Johnny Knoxville vehicle), ESPN, as it did
In the cultural imagination, no two things are more associated with the State of Texas than oil production and football. Texas tea and “Texas Forever”. As such, it’s scarcely a surprise that the Lone Star state would be responsible for someone like Johnny Manziel, who represents the very center of the Venn diagram between the
As the road to the Iowa caucus shortens, and the three-ring circus of American politics continues with an intensity that would make PT Barnum blush, every facet of a candidate’s past becomes public knowledge. Whether it be George W. Bush’s stint as a cheerleader, or Gerald Ford’s impressive career as a lineman for the University
The ink is drying, and pending a couple small legal hurdles, your favorite NFL team has a new managing partner, and his name is Martin Shkreli. Mr. Shkreli has made headlines for gouging HIV-positive patients on the price of a widely used drug, and then putting the resultant largesse to quick use to buy the sole
Whenever an athlete of note announces his retirement, the conversation flows to the next phase of his life. Some recently retired NBA stars, like Shaquille O’Neal and Jason Kidd, have followed in the footsteps of greats before them, going directly into the broadcasting or coaching ranks. Kobe Bryant is now in the process of choosing
Before Hulk Hogan’s recent foray into reality TV and surreptitiously filmed sex-tape racism (revealed to the world by the super-reliable National Enquirer), he was a mythical figure in the world of professional wrestling. Throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s, he was America’s singular voice against the plagues of the world, including (men in elaborate costumes portraying) Communists,
In case you didn’t know, the UConn Huskies blew out the UCF Golden Knights in a conference football game a couple of weeks ago. You could be forgiven for overlooking this particular bit of blazing-hot AACtion, as the records of the two teams currently stand at a combined 4-14 on the season. But you missed