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You Don't Have To Pick A Side Between Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor

You Don't Have To Pick A Side Between Floyd Mayweather And Conor McGregor

This happens every time. Two athletes agree to duke it out in front of people for millions of dollars and the dilemma ensues: Who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Who will I root for? It is a
SB Nation Cowboys Blog Deletes Bad Post About Ezekiel Elliott [Update]

SB Nation Cowboys Blog Deletes Bad Post About Ezekiel Elliott [Update]

Yesterday morning, SB Nation’s Cowboys blog, Blogging The Boys, published an article about the NFL’s ongoing investigation into domestic violence allegations against Dallas running back Ezekiel
Good Reporting Isn't Impossible—It's Just Hard

Good Reporting Isn't Impossible—It's Just Hard

This morning, Buzzfeed dropped a spectacular, sadly unsurprising story in which Jim DeRogatis further detailed the unsettling sex life of 50-year-old R&B singer R. Kelly, who was acquitted on
"Yankees Suck" T-Shirt Creator Charged With Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend [UPDATED]

"Yankees Suck" T-Shirt Creator Charged With Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend [UPDATED]

The New York Daily News ran a lighthearted piece last week about the short amount of time Ray LeMoine—famous creator of the “Yankees Suck” T-shirts, which recently got their own 30 for 30 podcast
There's No Reason To Write Credulously About Tom Brady's Quack Trainer

There's No Reason To Write Credulously About Tom Brady's Quack Trainer

Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop has a piece out today about the steps older athletes are taking to stay in playing shape. A good chunk of it deals with Tom Brady and his fitness guru, Alex Guerrero.
You Don't Have To Be A Fucking Stooge

You Don't Have To Be A Fucking Stooge

Yesterday, word started getting around that Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead had skipped a court date after being arrested for shoplifting at a Woodbridge, Va., convenience store. Shortly after that,
Sports Illustrated Nakedly Shills For Tom Brady's Dangerous Quack Guru

Sports Illustrated Nakedly Shills For Tom Brady's Dangerous Quack Guru

On Monday, Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop published a story about Tom Brady’s longevity that greatly credited the quarterback’s fitness guru, Alex Guerrero, while failing to properly address the
How To Mangle A Survey, By Darren Rovell

How To Mangle A Survey, By Darren Rovell

If you merely scanned today’s Darren Rovell ESPN article on a new survey of NFL fans, you might be forgiven for coming away believing that fans are leaving in droves, turned off by the national anthem
Sports Illustrated Publishes Story Based On Bogus Report From Fake Pat Forde Twitter Account

Sports Illustrated Publishes Story Based On Bogus Report From Fake Pat Forde Twitter Account

Just before midnight tonight, Sports Illustrated published a story about Chip Kelly being considered for the head coaching position left open at Ole Miss after Hugh Freeze’s resignation last week. One
Fox Sports Is Having A Little Trouble With That Pivot

Fox Sports Is Having A Little Trouble With That Pivot

Being the person in charge of a media outlet’s assignment desk is not a glamorous gig. You ask permission to use other people’s hard work and hope they don’t tell you to fuck off, which they have
Irish Media Calls Out ESPN For "Unrecognizable" Portrayal Of Conor McGregor's Dublin

Irish Media Calls Out ESPN For "Unrecognizable" Portrayal Of Conor McGregor's Dublin

ESPN longformer Wright Thompson returned earlier this week with a 5,000-word tome of a profile on alleged boxer Conor McGregor called “Crossing Crumlin Road.” McGregor’s hometown of Dublin and home
After Charlottesville, Pick a Side

After Charlottesville, Pick a Side

When pundits rail against the “alt-left”; or melt down over “campus inquisitions” by supposedly fanatical social justice warriors; or when our paper of record explicitly equates fascists with the
What's The Deal With Bill Simmons And Casey Wasserman?

What's The Deal With Bill Simmons And Casey Wasserman?

Bill Simmons’s website and podcast have been a bit ... Casey Wasserman-y this year, haven’t they?Read more...
How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers

Depending on who’s defining it, to whom, and why, SB Nation is either a popular website best-known for puckish, irreverent coverage and such whimsical projects as Jon Bois’s 17776, or a sprawling
Real Big Dumbass Writes Real Dumb Column About Michael Bennett

Real Big Dumbass Writes Real Dumb Column About Michael Bennett

Sometimes you run across a column that is just so plainly stupid and written in bad faith that it’s hard to muster the indignation necessary to give it a proper critique. How do you even begin to tell
SB Nation Bosses, Current And Former Workers Discuss Pay, Management, And More In Emails And Leaked Memos

SB Nation Bosses, Current And Former Workers Discuss Pay, Management, And More In Emails And Leaked Memos

Yesterday, Deadspin published a report about how Vox Media and SB Nation profit off of unpaid and underpaid workers. With names and other identifying information redacted by request, here are some of
The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up

The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up

The article hangs on a wall in my office. I am actually staring at it as I write this—it is taped, slightly crooked, to the white paint above my desk, positioned between a Chicago Blitz bumper
Everything About Disney and ABC's 'Pink Slime' Settlement Should Scare the Hell Out of You

Everything About Disney and ABC's 'Pink Slime' Settlement Should Scare the Hell Out of You

News of perhaps the largest defamation settlement in U.S. history came and went with a whimper last week. In two footnotes in its third-quarter earnings report, The Walt Disney Company whispered that
Jets Linebacker Calls Out Breitbart Chud For Twisting His Words

Jets Linebacker Calls Out Breitbart Chud For Twisting His Words

Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins didn’t hide his feelings about what went down over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., from the creeping normalization of the KKK and its sympathizers to the neo-Nazi
How to Be a Despicable Little Weasel on Racism

How to Be a Despicable Little Weasel on Racism

Due to recent events, all of America is suddenly talking about the possibility of removing the Confederate monuments that infest our countryside. Great. Here is a guide to how to talk about this issue