The Mercy Rule

  • Building a Better NFL Draft

    The NFL draft takes three days and involves some of the dumber shout-machines on American television applying the same five adjectives to various muscular men over and over. It is very bad. But it can be better, if only because it can't be worse.

  • Building a Better NFL Draft

    The NFL draft takes three days and involves some of the dumber shout-machines on American television applying the same five adjectives to various muscular men over and over. It is very bad. But it can be better, if only because it can't be worse.

  • Horrible Bosses

    It's no shock that people in positions of authority abuse their power from time to time, but it's still a shame when a coach acts like he's just another big swinging dick from the Downtown Office.

  • Horrible Bosses

    Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice abused his players. He called them nasty names, hit them, threw balls at their heads, and was a generally awful human being. Now he's fired, and for good reason, but that he was more or less allowed to do these...

  • The Little Gulfy That Could

    If there's a reason to cheer for FGCU—beyond the fact that they're fun as hell to watch—it's for the way they refuse and defuse and otherwise dunk right in the face of all that familiar college hoops sanctimony, simply by being the goofy, grimy Florida...

  • The Little Gulfy That Could

    Florida Gulf Coast University's cinderella-run through the NCAA tournament is probably going to end soon, so let's enjoy those dunks while we can.

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  • Bill Walton, The Tallest Troll

    Bill Walton has been providing color commentary for basketball for a long time, and, well, that's a thing, we guess.

  • Bill Walton, the Tallest Troll

    During his time in the announcer's booth, Bill Walton has demonstrated both a deep understanding of basketball and a sharp, sometimes vicious, sense of sarcasm. The worse the basketball gets, the better Walton gets at projecting his disdain for it.

  • Meet the Satire Called The Mets

    Rooting for the Mets has always been a little difficult, but recently it's become something of a chore.

  • Meet the Satire Called the Mets

    Mets fans are not notably smarter or dumber, more or less entitled, or even sadder than the fans of any other flailing team. But thanks to their owners, the Wilpon family, the team's narrative is less a standard Shitty Owner Ruins Team story and more...

  • Neon Waters Run Deep

    adidas's new college basketball uniforms are just a dumb thing to look at and crack some jokes about. But the only compensation the athletes wearing them get is the enjoyment of the enhanced comfort provided by the breakthrough wicking polymers.

  • Neon Waters Run Deep

    To put it mildly, college sports, basketball in particular, need to pump the brakes on some of these new uniform designs.