• Where’s Wallace At? Just Where He Needs to Be, in the NBA

    Rasheed Wallace is serious about the game when he’s playing it, but he knows it’s just a game and that everyone will go home and smoke blunts afterward. For all the egos and slap fights and psychotic, drooling Kevin Garnetts and CIA-serious Popoviches, he’s always been one to bre…

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    The Less Crappy Referees Are Back

    What happened last week in sports? The fake football referees really blew it, so the real referees returned. Some baseball teams made the playoffs, and a hockey player got real emotional on Twitter.

  • Wanking To The AFL Grand Final

    As it turns out, the biggest day of Australia's sporting calendar is way more sensual than people give it credit for. Especially when you add a joint and copious amounts of hand moisturiser.

  • Secret Fighting in the Bronx Is as Cool as You'd Think

    Strip the glitz from an MMA fight and add wannabes, devout martial artists and psychos, and you’ve got Underground Combat League, a series of underground fights in New York for coming on ten years, and which you can only attend if you're on a list or fucking a fighter on the card…

  • A Bunch of Guys Wearing Chainmail and Bashing Each Other Is a Sport

    If you don't think LARPing is a sport, these guys will cut your balls off with a sword. What isn't athletic about guys whupping each other with weapons, kicks, and punches directed at every body part except the back of the neck and knees?

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    Is It OK to Watch Young Men Get Paralyzed on Live TV?

    I’m not going to stop watching football, but how do you excuse watching something as obviously evil as the NFL? Is it like eating processed meat or buying shoes made with slave labor—do you just not think about it? I guess that’s what you do. Shit.

  • Instant Offence - Choosing Sides Is Hard

    Welcome to the special Grand Final edition of our Aussie sports column. Don't have a team to root for this weekend? James and Alex have your back.

  • Fightland

    Being Forgettable Is the Deadliest Sin of All

    There’s no fate in this world worse for the enterprising and ambitious MMA fighter than allowing a fight to go to a decision. “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges” is basically a commandment. No one wants to lose, or to be ignored.

  • The Mercy Rule

    Picking at Scabs

    The scab refs look, in short, like scabs—unqualified people hired to do a job they don't really know how to do at the behest of a management group which doesn't especially value that job, or at least less so than they value the chump change saved by not paying those who actually…

  • Jay-Z Barely Owns the Nets and That Barely Matters

    Despite owning the most hilariously small sliver of the Nets’ pizza pie, Jay-Z basically facilitated the Nets’ migration across from Jersey to Brooklyn. He's the team's mascot, its public face, and he's laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Replacement referees continue lousing everything up, a baseball dude recuses himself from the batting title, no NHL, and Detlef Schrempf likes country music.

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    The Best Teams Are Always Changing

    The bad teams constantly turning over personnel, trying to find a few dozen guys to peak and stay in one piece at the same time. The good ones stay the same over seasons, and the great ones are in a state of constant flux, to the point where the Patriots are always making deep ru…

  • Tom Sims Was One of the Good Ones

    As you've probably heard by now, legendary surfer, skateboarder, and snowboarder Tom Sims passed away at his Santa Barbara ranch on Wednesday from a heart attack. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Tom a couple of years ago while filming his episode of 'Powder & Rails.' A…

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    Sorry Ma, Forgot to Trash the Replacement Refs

    The NFL's replacement refs are worse than ever, a bunch of hockey players are joining a children's hockey league, Jeremy Lin hates spending money, and the Dodgers re-up their GM.