Alabama Reaches #1 for 13th Year in a Row

A mind-boggling statistic.

Alex Trebek Dead at 80

The longtime host of Jeopardy! is gone.

Dave Chappelle’s SNL Monologue

A quadrennial tradition.

Sean Connery, 1930-2020

The iconic actor best known as the original movie James Bond is dead at 90.

Saban Cleared to Coach

Three negative tests have overturned an initial false positive.

Nick Saban Tests Positive

Alabama’s head football coach and athletic director have both tested positive for COVID-19.

LeBron Wins Title with Third Team

Give him his damn respect.

Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam

The Spaniard continues his quest to be the Greatest of All Time.

The Weirdest Sports Season Ever?

COVID has given us a surreal calendar.

John Lennon Would Be 80 Today

A surreal anniversary.

Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020

A rock and roll legend is gone too soon.

Chris Rock and Political Reform

Having the topic of political reform start to seep into pop culture is a good thing.

SNL Does Trump-Biden Debate

A parody of a joke.

Big Ten Football Back October 24

Yet another twist in an ongoing saga.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

The actor best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panther has been lost to cancer.

Pro Athletes Boycotting Games

The NBA playoffs have been hit with a work stoppage.

Justin Townes Earle Dead at 38

The Americana star and son of Steve Earle is gone too soon.

Album Recommendation

Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

Kevin Costner Won’t Save Us This Time

A retired admiral warns that the President is undermining our institutions.

The Postmaster General we Need

Because sometimes you have to laugh, lest ye cry.

Big Ten Cancels Football

A nation that failed to control the pandemic is going to be without college sports this fall.

Wilford Brimley Dead at 85

A great character actor is gone.

Harvey Updyke Dead at 71

Roll Damn Tide.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Rose Parade, Virginia Football Canceled

Despite hope for a vaccine, officials are canceling large events months in advance.

Washington NFL Team to Change Name

“Redskins” no more.

PAC-12 Goes Conference-Only

Another small step toward canceling the fall sports calendar.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

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Traffic Signals Not Racist

Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

The Country Music Hall of Famer is gone.

Sports and Body Types

Athletes are getting bigger and stronger. Except those who aren’t.

Sponsors May Force Redskins to Change Name

Nike and FedEx may be able to do what Native American activists couldn’t.

NFL to Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Games

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” will reportedly precede the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the opening week.

Carl Reiner Dead at 98

A legendary comic is gone.

White Actors No Longer Voicing Cartoons of Color

Another bow to the inevitable.

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46

Arguably the best comedian of his generation is not kidding around.

If Minneapolis Were Happening Elsewhere…

A solid piece of satire.

New Trek with Pike and Spock

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is coming to CBS All Access.

Don Shula Dead at 90

The coaching legend led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in NFL history.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Thanks, Celebrities

Harsh. But fair?

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

WHO Says Limit Alcohol Consumption During Pandemic

Next thing you know, they’ll tell us to eat vegetables.

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John Prine Succumbs to COVID-19

A great songwriter is gone at 73.

Joe Diffie Dead from Coronavirus

The 1990s country star is dead at 61.

Kenny Rogers, Country Legend, Dead at 81

He was the king of crossover hits long before Garth Brooks.