I'd tell you all about the things we did "other than draw a paycheck etc. etc.," but legal would yell at me and some klaxons would go off at the IRS. But by all means, keep humping your assumptions. It seems absolutely necessary for you to demonstrate what a sorry lot of hypocrites we are. » 4/11/14 10:10am 4/11/14 10:10am

We love Sally around these parts. She's pretty much the best newspaper sports columnist going. When she's writing about the NCAA, though, she wanders a little off the rez, in ways that tend to clarify the assumptions and bad faith of the arguments against pay-for-play. We weren't singling her out; it's just that she… » 4/02/14 8:15am 4/02/14 8:15am

The Brilliant Dirty Tricks Behind Esquire's Famous Ted Williams Profile

Below you'll find Alex Belth's fun story about the making of Richard Ben Cramer's famous Esquire profile, "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?" We shared this over earlier today, but I wanted to draw your attention to one section in particular. It's about Cramer's efforts to restore 1,500 words that had been cut from… » 3/31/14 8:27pm 3/31/14 8:27pm

Nah, this is definitely not a fake category. Go back and look at the early reaction to Jezebel's Lena Dunham pics, which was an orgy of "quien es mas feminist" posturing. (As I recall, Emily Nussbaum was the worst offender, and I say this as someone who likes her writing outside of Twitter.) The Twitter consensus—reached … » 3/19/14 6:50pm 3/19/14 6:50pm

Bruce Pearl's First Con: The Scandal That Defined Auburn's New Coach

Auburn has hired ESPN analyst Bruce Pearl, the man who spent his coaching career either narcing on behalf of the NCAA's rules or making a paper hat out of them, to be its future former basketball coach. In 2011, shortly after Pearl had bombed out of Tennessee with a three-year show-cause penalty to his name, Daniel… » 3/18/14 2:14pm 3/18/14 2:14pm