Public Financing of Private Sports Stadiums

Ilya Shapiro asks, “If luxury stadiums were hugely profitable, why would the savvy businessmen who own the teams let the politicians in on the windfall?”

8 Shot in OKC Basketball Riot

The Oklahoma City Thunder is making their first trip to the Western Conference finals after ousting the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Naturally, rioting and gunplay ensued.

Washington Redskins Uniform Redesign

Uni-watch is holding a contest for a redesign of the uniforms for the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Larry Bird Is Awesome

Larry Bird has been named NBA Executive of the Year. Is there any basketball-related honor he hasn’t won?

Braves, Barves, And Intellectual Property Law

An object lesson in the problems with our intellectual property laws

Report: New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis Eavesdropped On Opposing Coaches

Another potential scandal in New Orleans.

The Man Who Broke Alabama’s Championship Trophy

You’ve likely heard that Alabama’s 2011 football championship trophy was accidentally smashed last weekend by the father of one of the players. Now, as Paul Harvey would have said, for the rest of the story.

Pat Summitt and the Evolution of Women’s Basketball

Pat Summitt’s predecessor stepped down as head coach to work on her doctorate.

Pat Summitt Retires From Coaching

Pat Summitt, arguably the greatest women’s basketball coach of all time, is stepping down to deal with Alzheimer’s .

Dumb Jocks and Student-Athlete Propaganda

The student-athlete fairytale is true. Except where you would reasonably expect it to be a lie.

Nike Sues Reebok Over Tebow Jerseys

Reebok is rushing to sell Tim Tebow merchandise before its NFL rights expire. Nike is crying Foul.

Peyton Manning Chooses Denver

Tebow on the block.

Saints Coach Sean Payton’s Book and the Bounty Scandal

CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman takes a new look at New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton’s bestseller Home Team in light of the bounty scandal that broke yesterday.

Barack Obama, Sports Fan In Chief

President Obama talks sports with Bill SImmons.

Super Bowl Coin Flip

The last 14 coin flips in the Super Bowl have been won by the NFC.

Time For The Super Bowl To Drop Roman Numerals?

Time to end a 41 year tradition?

Joe Paterno Dead At 85, Family Confirms

After a depressing and sad end to a storied career, Penn State’s legendary JoePa has passed away.

College Football Coaches Salaries Soar As College Budgets Fall

College football coaching salaries jumped 35 percent last year and 55 percent in the last six.

Tim Tebow: It’s Just A Football Game

Tim Tebow has been at the center of a culture war battle, but he seems to have a more balanced view of the whole thing.

Republicans Vying For Tim Tebow Endorsement

Republican candidates have reached out to Tim Tebow for an endorsement. Desperation?

Alabama Wins 14th National Championship; Playoff Needed

There’s no perfect system for choosing a champion but we can do better than this.

Cam Newton, Racism, and Black Quarterbacks

The Panthers rookie is having a historic season. Were doubts that he could succeed colored by race?

Mark Richt Broke NCAA Rules By Being Decent

Mark Richt, head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, inadvertantly broke NCAA rules by paying coaches and other employees extra money out of his own pocket.