Four Things I Like About The Mets, Who Are Playing Well Right Now

My boss Tim Marchman is making me write about the Mets, both because they have the best record in baseball and because people keep emailing about it. I don’t see any real point, however, in the routine “Oh wow, maybe the Mets are going to get far this season!” post, partly because I don’t believe in sweeping baseball… » 4/23/15 2:56pm Thursday 2:56pm

Bless The Winnipeg Jets, For They Tried, And Failed

The current iteration of the Winnipeg Jets, formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers, has never won a playoff game. They received a ticket to the postseason once, in the 2006-07 season. The Rangers swept them. This season’s Jets, bringing playoff hockey back to Winnipeg for the first time since 1996, hoped to break… » 4/23/15 11:15am Thursday 11:15am

Amy Schumer's Sketch About Football Players Who Rape Was Perfect

The joke here doesn’t need to be deeply explained, does it? Inside Amy Schumer pulled off a clever Friday Night Lights parody last night in which the archetypal conflict between coach and town involved allowing the high school football players to rape. The laughs don’t come at the expense of the victims, which is why… » 4/22/15 12:45pm Wednesday 12:45pm

The 49ers Want To Turn Youth Soccer Fields Into Parking Lots

The San Francisco 49ers have their shiny new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, but they want more. (NFL teams are never satisfied and will run over your grandmother with a steamroller if it means just one more square foot of space in their stadium.) The 49ers are offering $15 million for 10 acres of nearby land currently… » 4/21/15 1:52pm Tuesday 1:52pm

Warren Sapp To Cops: "I Put The $600 On The Table, Everybody Got Naked"

Arizona police arrested former Bucs defensive lineman and now-fired NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp at a hotel in February after the Super Bowl, charging him with soliciting a prostitute and assault. This week, TMZ acquired videos of Sapp and the two women involved in the incident, with each side telling their… » 4/21/15 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm