‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

National Spelling Bee Ends in 8-Way Tie

Having exhausted their word list and the competitors, the contest ended with octo-champs.

Bart Starr, Winning Quarterback In First Two Super Bowls, Dies At 85

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five N.F.L. Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era and in Super Bowls I and II, has died at the age of 85.

Author Herman Wouk Dies At 103

Herman Wouk, best known for works such as The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance, has died at the age of 103.

Saturday Night Live Closes Season With Hits At Trump And Abortion Bans

Thanks to Donald Trump and the GOP, there’s plenty of material out there for Saturday Night Live.

Tony Robbins Accused of Harassment and Malpractice

America’s leading motivational speaker and self-help guru is coming under fire.

Tim Conway, Versatile Comedian, Dead At 85

Legendary Comedian Tim Conway has died at the age of 85.

SNL Cold Open Asks ‘What Would It Take For Republicans To Abandon Trump?’

The real answer probably isn’t far off from the parody.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Caster Semenya and the Limits of Binary Gender

We segregate men and women in sports for good reason. How we do that is complicated.

Late Night OTB – Ron Howard

The original star of ‘Happy Days’ reflects on the shift to second fiddle.

Avengers: Endgame Passes $1 Billion In Gross Receipts

Avengers: Endgame earned $1 billion worldwide in its first weekend, but it will take a lot more to become the biggest grossing movie of all time.

Peter Mayhew, Actor Behind Chewbacca’s Mask, Dies At 74

I sense a great disturbance in the Force. As if a billion voices are crying out “No, not Chewie!!!!”

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Mark Halperin’s Making a Comeback

A year and a half into the #MeToo era, we’re still debating who gets to have a career.

ESPN the Magazine Dead; Sports Illustrated Dying

A depressing day in the world of sports journalism.

Mathematics of Sports Scheduling

Putting together a fair slate of games is a whole lot harder than it looks.

Tiger Woods Pulls Off Masters Win After 11 Year Drought

Ending an eleven-year drought, Tiger Woods is back on top at a major tournament.

Colbert on Trump’s Family Separation Policy

A classic demonstration of the old maxim, “the medium is the message.”

What the Hell is Going on at Carolina?

More turmoil in the UNC athletic program threatens Carolina’s academic standing.

Late Night OTB – Vince Gill Does Karaoke

Trying a different take on an old concept.

AAF, RIP?

Yet another promising spring football league seems to have bitten the dust.

Mitch McConnell’s April Fools’ Joke

In some expert trolling, the Senate Majority Leader decries “mindless, undiscriminating obstruction for the sake of obstruction.”

Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped for No Apparent Reason

One of the most bizarre cases in recent memory gets . . . much more bizarre.

Batman Turns 80

Issue #1000 of Detective Comics is hitting the stands.

Barbra Streisand’s Bizarre Defense of Michael Jackson’s Child Molestation

“His sexual needs were his sexual needs.” And, you know, criminal.

50 Charged in College Bribery Scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are the most famous of dozens of rich folks trying to get their kids into elite schools.

No, 52 Isn’t Too Young for a Stroke

Luke Perry’s death is a sad reminder.

Amazon Prime Removes Anti-Vax Documentaries

A powerful Congressman successfully pressured a media giant to pull content. We should be worried.

Columnist Calls for Taking John Wayne’s Name Off Orange County Airport

It turns out, The Duke wasn’t all that woke.

1970s and 1980s Yearbooks Featured Blatant Racism—And Not Just in the South

Ku Klux Klan jokes, fake lynchings, and the like were routinely depicted even at places like Cornell.

Martina Navratilova Faces Blowback For Comments On Transgender Athletes

Tennis great Martina Navratilova is facing criticism for raising questions about how sports handles the issue of transgender athletes competing within the gender they identify with. She shouldn’t be.

Trump Freaks Out Over Latest SNL Cold Open

Saturday Night Live mocked the President’s declaration of a ‘national emergency,” which caused him to lash out on Twitter.

NFL Settles Colin Kaepernick Collusion Suit

A confidential agreement has ended a collusion suit filed against the National Football League in 2017.

Streaming Killed the Video Star

AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV and TimeWarner is forcing price hikes that are driving customers away at a rapid clip.

Twitter Poll

“You Know Nothing” Edition.

Dad’s Stuff is Junk, Grandma’s Stuff is Treasure?

Does trash become treasure with time?

Mariano Rivera Becomes First Unanimous Pick To Baseball Hall Of Fame

The best Relief Pitcher in Major League history has been unanimously inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Goodbye Mile 420, Hello Mile 419.9

Washington State has a problem with people stealing “Mile 420” signs, so they’ve come up with a solution.

Eerie Blue Explosion Lights Up New York City

I’m not saying it was aliens, but……..

Female-Led Films Perform Better at the Box Office

While most Hollywood blockbusters have male leads, films starring women actually do better on the aggregate.

#MeToo And ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside”

A fifty-year-old song is getting new scrutiny in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Citing Health Issues, Urban Meyer Retires As Ohio State Head Coach

Nine years after retiring as Head Coach at Florida, Urban Meyer announced earlier this week that he would retire from his current position at Ohio State after the Rose Bowl.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ At 35

It’s been thirty-five years since one of the best music videos of all-time was released.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Married

The morning show co-hosts tied the knot at a secret ceremony at the National Archives.

Classic WKRP Thanksgiving Episode Turns 40

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.