Manny Is Being Manny in Taiwan
As he came to the plate with a runner on third with two outs in the first inning, the atmosphere in Taipei was electric. Fans screamed and chanted his name (“MANN-EEEEE”) while banging on unnecessarily loud cone-shaped noisemakers. Despite stranding...
Australian Rules Football Is Broken
The Australian Football League, one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, was rocked by scandal last week when it came out that its most successful club is apparently pumping players full of performance-enhancing drugs.
Raiders Games Are Like Bad, Unsafe Indie Shows
This past Monday's game between the Chargers and Raiders was like going to a Lightning Bolt show in 2003 or trying to find a death-crust gig in East Bed-Stuy. Gnarly and awesome, and the indie-sports nexus.
Lance Armstrong, Steroids, and Why I’d Become a Vampire
One thing I never understood is why anyone wouldn’t want to be bitten by a vampire. It’s like, what the fuck? Are you kidding me? I’d become a vampire in a heartbeat.
The last week or so has been a bad one for athletes who take drugs. These are not the rare and random wild-card athletes who get nailed for "drugs of abuse," these are athletes who, for reasons that usually come down to making more money playing sports...