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Robin Williams and a baseball film he never made

"Thank you very much. You're on your own. Good night." -- Robin Williams, 1978. I fervently wanted Robin Williams to play Casey Stengel. A long time ago, I wrote a book about the Hall of Fame manager based upon what I believed to be the central conflict of his life: That he was a very funny man who also wanted to be taken seriously. Show More Summary

Fantasy football team names that will distract your league from your horrible roster

You're probably not winning your fantasy league this year, but if you do, your league's trophy will have a funny engraving at season's end. Easily, the most important research in fantasy football is the kind that goes into determining your team name. Show More Summary

Royals outfielder celebrates 1st place with a backflip

Kansas City in first place has people head over heels. It is August. As of this writing, the Royals are in first place in the AL Central. That's why the hands on your watch are spinning around, and that's why a pig flew into your window. Show More Summary

Angels' playoff hopes pinned on slumping offense and thin pitching

Losing Tyler Skaggs isn't exactly a killing blow, but the starting rotation at least had the hope of improvement while he was still functional. Now they have to pin their hopes on a slumping offense and less promising pitchers. As of Monday morning, the Los Angeles Angels are in great shape. Show More Summary

Kid in Hot Dog Suit Loses Race After Pants Cause Him to Repeatedly Fall Down

The Hot Dog Derby during Sunday's game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals couldn't end quickly enough for one contestant. The kid in the mustard suit was looking like he was in great position to win the race. Then, his pants betrayed him. Show More Summary

Fantasy football quarterback bust candidates of 2014

Dan Ciarrocchi examines quarterback busts to keep in mind during your fantasy drafts. As one of the richest positions in fantasy football, it's hard to find a quarterback who won't give you at least a fighting chance to win each week. Show More Summary

The big 2014 Florida football guide: From beautifully ugly to ugly

Can a new offensive coordinator and a healthy quarterback cure what ailed Florida in 2013? And with a projection of 7-5, one has to start asking how many wins it will take to save the Will Muschamp era in Gainesville. .m-sbnation-2014-college-football-countdown...Show More Summary

Yoervis Medina makes Alexei Ramirez take a knee with preposterous breaking ball

It's embarrassing enough to strike out. It's more embarrassing when the pitch makes you fall onto your knees because you thought it was going to hit you. Despite Dave Chappelle's insistence, they never made an And1 Mixtape for baseball. Show More Summary

Hunter Pence's Response to Hecklers' Signs Shows Giants All-Star Is a Good Sport

When a ridiculous amount of criticism—whether in good and harmless fun or something different—is hurled an athlete's way, it can be used as motivation or just laughed at altogether. Hunter Pence is doing the latter. The San Francisco...Show More Summary

Listening to John Cena's rap album in the year 2014

It's been nine years since the release of "You Can't See Me." SB Nation has enlisted a task force for the most treacherous of special missions: give the record a listen-through. On May 10, 2005, Columbia Records and the WWE released You Can't See Me, the debut (and to date, only) album by John Cena. Show More Summary

'You Can't See Me,' tracks 13-17

13. "This Is How We Roll" (by Michael Katz) "This Is How We Roll" has two main goals: (A) Explaining how Cena rolls and (B) insulting a nameless adversary, who rolls to a lesser degree. In this dichotomy, we find meaning. How John Cena...Show More Summary

Ted Lasso is back, and he doesn't know who Tim Howard is

He puts the "rise" in "Rise and Grind." The Premier League season is right around the corner and NBC Sports is getting us ready with Coach Lasso, the one-time manager of Tottenham Hotspur and pure red-blooded American. Comedian Jason Sudekis does a stellar job portraying Lasso, who's just a simple man trying to find his way in an unfamiliar sport. Show More Summary

Watch Mike Mayock valet park a convertible at a minor league baseball game

"bAseball acr0ss amerIca" needs to come back right now. There isn't anything much more 1990s than convertibles and the original incarnation of ESPN2. This video clip, the opening intro of a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes-San Jose Giants game...Show More Summary

Alberto Del Rio fired by WWE for 'unprofessional conduct'

The former four-time world champion has been fired by the biggest wrestling company in the world. In the past couple of months, WWE has been releasing a slew of wrestlers and employees, largely due to budget cuts. Most of the wrestlers were mid-card or lower, but on Thursday evening, Alberto Del Rio, a multi-time world champion, was let go. Show More Summary

Introducing the SB Nation NBA Hall of Fame

The Basketball Hall of Fame is broken, so we fixed it. If you ask a bunch of sports fans how someone gets elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, they can probably tell you that an oddly large number of baseball writers votes on the honor. Show More Summary

The big 2014 Missouri football guide: Glass either half-empty or half-full

Considering the losses, you'll recognize more names than you think on this year's Missouri squad. But the Tigers have to fill some pretty big holes at receiver, linebacker, and cornerback if they are to make a run at a second straight...Show More Summary

Paris Saint-Germain season preview: Best in France, stuck in Champions League

From the late 1990s until 2011, Paris Saint-Germain were one of world football's great sleeping giants. Despite their status as the only major club in the continent's third largest metropolitan area, PSG were an afterthought on the European stage -- until they were purchased by the Qatar Investment Authority. Show More Summary

Good morning, Coach K hates the Wizards

That and much more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. AN OPEN SECRET: So it appears the KevinShow More Summary

Justin Verlander Tosses Ball to Kate Upton During Tigers vs. Yankees Game

Justin Verlander is in the midst of a wildly inconsistent year, especially by his lofty standards, but his game off the diamond is clearly not lacking. For the uninitiated, the Detroit Tigers right-hander is dating Kate Upton, the two-time...Show More Summary

There will be SEC football in outer space this season

"Space, huh? THEY BETTER HAVE FOOTBALL." Everyone loves college football, but for now it has only been restricted to the planet Earth. All of that will change in November, when Tennessee native (and astronaut) Barry Wilmore assumes command of the International Space Station. Show More Summary

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