Remembering the Whizzinator, America’s Favorite Fake Plastic Penis
Former NFL player Onterrio Smith's 2005 airport arrest for possessing the drug-test-beating "Original Whizzinator" generated national headlines and punchlines, but the device's strange saga was just getting started.
When JFK Fat-Shamed America's Youth: Throwback Thursday
In 1960, President-elect John F. Kennedy wrote an article for Sports Illustrated titled "The Soft American," warning that the nation was producing too many large, doughy boys. For better and for worse, his ideas continue to resonate.
The NBA Ball That Everyone Hated: Throwback Thursday
In the summer of 2006, the NBA arbitrarily introduced a new synthetic basketball that league commissioner David Stern said was "the best in the world." It was not.