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Report: Young Southampton Fan Somehow Still Believes In Team, Even After 9-0 Loss To Leicester

Report: Young Southampton Fan Somehow Still Believes In Team, Even After 9-0 Loss To Leicester

At least one Southampton supporter was still behind the team well into a rout that ended up tying the record for largest victory in Premier League history: a 13-year-old named Tom. It’d be easy for
This Is Darby Allin And I Love Him

This Is Darby Allin And I Love Him

The Tim Burton creature pictured directly above these words is a pro wrestler named Darby Allin, who currently performs for the start-up promotion All Elite Wrestling. Today I am here to tell you that
Apologies To This Hockey Child, But I Am His Mother Now

Apologies To This Hockey Child, But I Am His Mother Now

Whether or not to have a child is a complicated and morally questionable decision that each person must weigh carefully. It is a difficult question for most people except for me, because I have
Deshaun Watson Did The Cool Thing Again

Deshaun Watson Did The Cool Thing Again

Last week, when Deshaun Watson answered a thoughtful post-game question with a hyper-detailed breakdown of Carolina’s defense, there was some confusion over whether he was showing up the reporter. Now
I Love Everything About This Deshaun Watson Exchange With A Reporter

I Love Everything About This Deshaun Watson Exchange With A Reporter

There’s a clip making the rounds that shows part of Deshaun Watson’s press conference following the Texans’ loss to the Panthers on Sunday, and it’s fantastic:Read more...
Ah Hell, Just Watch Felix Hernandez Say Goodbye And Have Yourself A Cry

Ah Hell, Just Watch Felix Hernandez Say Goodbye And Have Yourself A Cry

There’s not really anything that can be said that will improve your experience of watching the video clip below, so I’ll just get out of the way and let you do that. Read more...
Not For The First Time, Aaron Judge Leaves Starstruck Children Weeping

Not For The First Time, Aaron Judge Leaves Starstruck Children Weeping

“Psh,” you say. “Athletes regularly leave their fans in tears. This isn’t news! Move on, find a new slant.” That is true. Please don’t remind me of Brandon Inge’s ‘09 Home Run Derby outing. What we’ve
Some Suggestions For How Daniil Medvedev Should Continue Taunting The U.S. Open Crowd

Some Suggestions For How Daniil Medvedev Should Continue Taunting The U.S. Open Crowd

On Friday night, Daniil Medvedev prevailed in his third-round U.S. Open match against Feliciano Lopez, and then he dedicated his post-match interview to trolling the fans in attendance, the majority
Naomi Osaka's Treatment Of Defeated Teen Coco Gauff Was A Moment To Treasure

Naomi Osaka's Treatment Of Defeated Teen Coco Gauff Was A Moment To Treasure

The enthralling run of 15-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff had to come to an end eventually. She fell in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, to No. 1 Naomi Osaka in the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open. Osaka
Javy Báez Spices Up Garbage-Time Plate Appearance, Bats Lefty

Javy Báez Spices Up Garbage-Time Plate Appearance, Bats Lefty

The ninth inning of Thursday night’s Cubs-Reds game was a real circus, and I mean that in a good way. The Reds were down 12–5, they’d used four pitchers, and they were not coming back, so to finish
Marlins Rookie's Dad, During And After Son's First Career Dinger: [Screaming]

Marlins Rookie's Dad, During And After Son's First Career Dinger: [Screaming]

Facing the reigning NL Cy Young award winner in your first ever MLB game is a tall order. Marlins rookie Isan Diaz went 0-for-2 in his first two at-bats against Jacob deGrom Monday afternoon, but in
Ed Reed's Pro Football Hall Of Fame Bust Deserves Its Own Hall Of Fame

Ed Reed's Pro Football Hall Of Fame Bust Deserves Its Own Hall Of Fame

The tears were already rolling down Ed Reed’s face on Saturday as he prepared to unveil his bust that would physically symbolize his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But once the cover
Let These Good Baseball Children Warm Your Rotten Heart

Let These Good Baseball Children Warm Your Rotten Heart

Wednesday night’s Dodgers-Phillies game was interrupted by a lengthy rain delay. For one fan this meant an opportunity to treat the tarp covering the infield as a Slip ’n Slide; for others, it meant
Ned Yost Can Teach You Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two About The Moon Landing, So Listen Up!

Ned Yost Can Teach You Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two About The Moon Landing, So Listen Up!

The Royals beat the White Sox 11-0 last night, and got a complete game shutout from starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman. But who gives a shit about any of that? We’re here to learn about space from Royals
Jordan Bone's Draft Party Went From Tragic To Joyful In A Flash

Jordan Bone's Draft Party Went From Tragic To Joyful In A Flash

As this video of undrafted Fred VanVleet that made the rounds last night showed, there are at least some NBA draft parties that fizzle out before anyone can enjoy the ecstatic release they all came
Padres Pitcher Shines In Major-League Debut, Also Wins Bet With His Good Friend John Cena

Padres Pitcher Shines In Major-League Debut, Also Wins Bet With His Good Friend John Cena

A pitcher making his first MLB start against the Milwaukee Brewers’ fearsome offense is already a daunting scenario, but add the pressure of John Cena rooting for you, and man, it’s impressive that
Brittney Sykes Gave A 9-Year-Old Fan Her Shoes And The Girl Could Not Physically Handle Being So Happy

Brittney Sykes Gave A 9-Year-Old Fan Her Shoes And The Girl Could Not Physically Handle Being So Happy

Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes led her team with 15 points in a home loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Thursday night. Afterward, Sykes presented her autographed, game-used sneakers to a certain
Brewers Utility Man Hernán Pérez Pitches Delightful, YouTube-Inspired 1-2-3 Inning

Brewers Utility Man Hernán Pérez Pitches Delightful, YouTube-Inspired 1-2-3 Inning

Normally I would not ask you to pay attention to a late half-inning in a 16–0 June blowout, where pretty much by definition nothing that happens matters in the slightest. This is no normal
Minor League Baseball Announcer Calls His Own Sweet Catch: "I Am Very Proud Of Myself!"

Minor League Baseball Announcer Calls His Own Sweet Catch: "I Am Very Proud Of Myself!"

In a minor league game between the Somerset Patriots and the High Point Rockers Wednesday night, a foul ball was spun back into the crowd, in the direction of the open window of Patriots broadcaster
Vlad Jr. Is Finally, Finally Bringing His Mighty Dingers To The Majors

Vlad Jr. Is Finally, Finally Bringing His Mighty Dingers To The Majors

Huzzah, baseball friends! Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has been the best and most exciting and most popular player in the Toronto Blue Jays organization for more than a year, is now finally good enough