Get nervous, Cleveland, because your love-hate-love relationship with LeBron James might be nearing another hyphen. LeBron has a Twitter account with which he follows 153 “people,” including GQ and Sprite. You know who LeBron doesn’t follow? @Cavs.
Typically, I write dumb (and perhaps mildly amusing) pieces for this website, but I recently had the opportunity to conduct a non-dumb interview with the founder of Athlete Ally, Hudson Taylor. Athlete Ally is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating homophobia in sports. In this context, an “ally” is usually a heterosexual person who supports
With 53 wins through 58 games, The Golden State Warriors hold the best record in NBA history. At their current pace, they could beat the ’96 Bulls’ record of 72-10. So what? They think they’re so great, but there have obviously been so many better teams. Retired NBA stars Stephen Jackson and Cedric Ceballos have
As a sports fan, I have been willing to look the other way on steroid use, assault, and the movie Concussion in order to enjoy my favorite events. All of that effort was undone by one halftime performance. Maybe you don’t think it’s a big deal. No one at Crooked Scoreboard has admonished the insanely
Tennis is a game of dorks, right? Wrong, meathead. It’s the toughest sport there is. Why? Because it’s mobbed up and fixed, like all sports were back in the good ol’ days. Corrupt players getting paid off by Italian and Russian gambling syndicates is way more badass than anything going on in the UFC. Here’s
Pete Rose got into a bit of trouble back in 1989, and after an amazing career in baseball, Charlie Hustle was banned forever. For steroids? Domestic violence? Terrorism? Nope. Good old-fashioned gambling. Worse… gambling on baseball! Even worse…gambling on his own team! Has your monocle dropped into your tea yet? Well, Mr. Rose didn’t just
The holiday season is here. People you have successfully avoided for 11 months are back in your life, and they want to talk politics. There’s your hardcore Republican uncle lip-syncing to Megyn Kelly, and your hippie cousin regurgitating what a philosophy professor told him during a semester of community college in 2006. Other than that,
There has been quite a hubbub in the sports community after it was revealed that basketball recruiters at the University of Louisville know how to do their jobs. It’s pretty simple: if you give strippers and prostitutes to high-school athletes, they’ll come to your school. Brilliant!