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Yu Darvish Waited Over A Year To Get Justin Verlander Back For A Joke

Yu Darvish Waited Over A Year To Get Justin Verlander Back For A Joke

While chasing down a slow grounder in Game 2 of the World Series, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander fell on his butt as he threw the ball off his shin. Nobody was hurt; it was just a nice blooper. Read
This Is Not How Wrestling Ring Ropes Work, WWE 2K20 [Update]

This Is Not How Wrestling Ring Ropes Work, WWE 2K20 [Update]

Madden glitches are a well-covered phenomenon, but it’s officially time for a new challenger to step into the ring with its own brand of broken gameplay. WWE 2K20 came out on Tuesday, and already fans
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
Theo Epstein Landlord-Tenant Lawsuit Pits Scorpion Infestation Against Home-Befouling Doggo

Theo Epstein Landlord-Tenant Lawsuit Pits Scorpion Infestation Against Home-Befouling Doggo

Cubs executive Theo Epstein is embroiled in a not-at-all-classic security deposit dispute with a landlord whose home in Paradise Valley, Arizona Epstein rented with his family during spring training
Stephen Strasburg's Teammates Must Keep Hugging Him Until His Icy Heart Melts

Stephen Strasburg's Teammates Must Keep Hugging Him Until His Icy Heart Melts

Stephen Strasburg kicked ass last night, striking out 12 Cardinals hitters in seven innings of work and leading his team to an 8-1 Game 3 victory. As you can see in the image above, all that hard work
Golfer Distracted By His Own Fiancée Coming Out Of A Portable Toilet

Golfer Distracted By His Own Fiancée Coming Out Of A Portable Toilet

It’s hard to find an angrier person than a professional golfer who has just had his concentration broken by a loud noise in the middle of his backswing. But thanks to Tyrrell Hatton and his fiancée,
A Brief Interview With A Man Who Faithfully Recreates LeBron's Instagram As If He Were A Giraffe

A Brief Interview With A Man Who Faithfully Recreates LeBron's Instagram As If He Were A Giraffe

An artist who goes by “Maso Rich” has produced hyper-faithful, parallel-universe versions of the Instagram accounts of LeBron James and Steph Curry. In these universes, LeBron is a giraffe and Steph,
Terry Bradshaw Spills Coffee During Halftime Highlights, Makes A Big Ol' Mess

Terry Bradshaw Spills Coffee During Halftime Highlights, Makes A Big Ol' Mess

Folksy goofus Terry Bradshaw was doing a highlight read during halftime of the Vikings-Giants game when he managed to spill coffee all over the tablet of fellow host Curt Menefee, like a big clumsy
Lias Andersson's Season Could've Started Better

Lias Andersson's Season Could've Started Better

Fresh-faced Rangers forward and silver medal hater Lias Andersson made the team’s opening night roster for this season, which is neat for him. This earned Andersson an appearance during Thursday
Boban Marjanovic Enjoys State Fair Of Texas

Boban Marjanovic Enjoys State Fair Of Texas

Very tall man Boban Marjanovic, who signed with the Dallas Mavericks, is back in Texas. He wore an extra cool cowboy outfit to his team’s media day earlier this week, and he attended the State Fair of
Brandon Graham Shows His Enemy's Face To His Mother, Who Surely Shall Taste Sweet Vengeance

Brandon Graham Shows His Enemy's Face To His Mother, Who Surely Shall Taste Sweet Vengeance

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham made one of the more impressive, albeit statistically unrecognized, plays to thwart the first of Green Bay’s two important fourth-quarter red-zone drives Thursday
Red Sox And Rangers Cast Aside All Dignity In Battle Over Individual Statistical Milestone

Red Sox And Rangers Cast Aside All Dignity In Battle Over Individual Statistical Milestone

Attention, sports purists! This blog contains details of two major league teams turning the late innings of a late-season baseball game into a deeply silly battle-of-wills over one guy’s pursuit of a
All I Want To Do Is Create Havoc As A Terrible Goose

All I Want To Do Is Create Havoc As A Terrible Goose

Before last week, I had dabbled in video games the way a vegan dabbles at a barbecue: finding a single cucumber here or a slice of grilled eggplant there that I might enjoy, but always leaving
Find Something You Can Enjoy As Much As Brian Dozier Enjoys Twerking While Soaked In Budweiser

Find Something You Can Enjoy As Much As Brian Dozier Enjoys Twerking While Soaked In Budweiser

The Nationals clinched a National League Wild Card berth Tuesday, via a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies. It’s not exactly a towering accomplishment—it earns them one do-or-die game and nothing
Heartbreaking: Dan Snyder Won't Buy This Man A Spoon

Heartbreaking: Dan Snyder Won't Buy This Man A Spoon

In what is absolutely not a metaphor for Jay Gruden’s coaching and [gestures vaguely at Washington’s routine ascendance to new frontiers of dysfunction], the Monday Night Football broadcast caught a
Of Course The Skins Misspelled London Fletcher's Name During His Ring Of Honor Ceremony

Of Course The Skins Misspelled London Fletcher's Name During His Ring Of Honor Ceremony

Dan Snyder’s football clown show spent halftime of their Monday night meltdown loss inducting retired linebacker London Fletcher into the Ring of Honor of their miserable, far-flung hell-hole of a
Show Us Your Best Sam Darnold Memes, Using This Generator

Show Us Your Best Sam Darnold Memes, Using This Generator

Our old pal Tim Burke went and made a generator for that wonderfully incongruent graphic of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold that aired this week during ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Try it for
A's Pitcher Mike Fiers Was Dared To Shave His Beard Into A G-Shape

A's Pitcher Mike Fiers Was Dared To Shave His Beard Into A G-Shape

Mike Fiers pitched 1.2 innings for the Athletics in their 8-6 win over the Rangers on Saturday. He struck out one batter, walked another, and gave up three earned runs. Also of note: he shaved his
Dwight Howard Has A Purple Car For The Most Dwight Howard Of Reasons

Dwight Howard Has A Purple Car For The Most Dwight Howard Of Reasons

There are plenty of perfectly good reasons to enjoy the color purple. Among them, I look quite fetching in purple shirts, which is no small matter. It’s a lovely color. If I tell you that Dwight
Looks Like They Still Haven't Gotten All The Bugs Out Of Madden

Looks Like They Still Haven't Gotten All The Bugs Out Of Madden

Just when you thought Madden glitch season was over, here’s another entry sure to astound and amaze. A fumble after the catch turned into ... well, I’m not really sure what the hell happened.Read