Human rights travesties aside, North Korea's Kim Jong Un is not happy with his country's athletic prowess, reportedly saying it's "trailing behind the world." "At times of peace, only athletes can fly the DPRK national flag in the sky...Show More Summary
As I was happy to announce over on Confessions this morning, Charlie has a new book out today! It’s all about the sports our family likes to play, and all the fun Charlie has participating in the fun (and sometimes mayhem) of family activities. Show More Summary
Ah, late afternoon: a time for all the half-priced queso you can drink eat. There's one problem with most happy hours, though: driving afterwards tends to be a bad idea. That is, unless driving is the happy hour. Behold, the Sports Car Club of America's "Track Night In America" program. Read more...
Sports Illustrated has decided to have a curvy girl in the pages of its swimsuit issue. Apparently, we're all supposed to rejoice and be happy that someone actually endorsed someone who isn't a size 4. There's a spread in Sports Illustrated that features a real plus-size model -- Ashley Graham is a size 14/16 in a bikini. Show More Summary
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on the world of streetball mix tapes. I’m happy to say that it’s still as ridiculous as ever, with guys like Hot Sauce leading the charge in a sport that’s half NBA and half Harlem Globetrotters. Ok. 80% Harlem Globetrotters. Here we see streetball legend Hot Sauce making […]
Last weekend Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager gave a revealing and exclusive interview to Sky Sports in England, but not everybody was happy with Mourinho’s willingness to give the interview with Sky. Last summer, Mourinho signed a 4 year deal … Continue reading ?
Every now and then, a team goes the extra mile to make a fan happy, and we're reminded what sports fandom is all about. Case in point: Michael Monorock, a young New York Giants fan with special needs who received a mystery gift from the team. Show More Summary
Last week the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention convened in the "Village" of Rosemont, Illinois, and I spent three days checking out the scene. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting some of my best pick-ups, but I want to start with something I noticed at the NSCC.There are a whole lot of unhappy people in The Hobby. Show More Summary
"Clearly a big step in the right direction for our sport." -- Georges St-Pierre. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White and company CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, recently announced during a special press conference (see it...Show More Summary
Liv Tyler is a mom for the second time! The actress and her boyfriend, sports agent David Gardner, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday. Liv's rep confirmed the news in a statement, saying, "He's healthy and everyone is very happy." A source...Show More Summary
Remember how Fox Sports wasn’t very happy with the idea that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would be moved to the fall or winter and conflict with football season? A fall or winter World Cup in the US means more competition and likelyShow More Summary
ESPN fans will be happy to learn that today the “worldwide leader in sports” is introducing the first version of its mobile news app that will work on iPad, unifying the reading experience across desktop, smartphone, and now Apple tablets. At the same time it is launching on iPad, ESPN is broadly rebranding its news apps to move away from the “SportCenter” brand. The… Read More
Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Hannah Davis, Chrissy Teigen, and Nina Agdal star in a new DirecTV ad campaign that is generating just as much backlash as the SI cover. In the new ads, brought to you by agency Grey New York, models who have DirecTV appear as their bikini-clad selves in typical SI poses against the usual beachy backdrop. Show More Summary
25 years ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world and knocked out Mike Tyson, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. This profile appeared in Sports Illustrated three years later, after Douglas had lost his title to Evander Holyfield. It has been reprinted here with the author's permission. Read more...
Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman, and Lily Aldridge stun on the red carpet together while attending Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015?s Swim City Celebration on Tuesday night (February 10) at Marquee in New York City. Also in attendance at the event was model Nina Agdal. Earlier in the day, the ladies were spotted meeting fans at the [...]
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is happy to be in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. She’s been posting photos on Instagram from her shoot for the last couple of days. [Related: Does SI swimsuit issue cover go too far? | Hannah Davis doesn't think cover is that 'naughty' | Caroline Wozniacki serves up the sultry in issue] […]
James Shields is a rarity among pitchers in Major League Baseball with a long track record of durability and solid performance, so his reported new team will be happy to take advantage of those attributes. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed...Show More Summary
Learn more about money and happiness, how our personality types affect our habits, and — gasp — whether practicing BDSM can actually reduce anxiety in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. The Psychology of Why Sports Fans See Their Teams as Extensions of Themselves: With the Super Bowl (and possibly DeflateGate — at least, somewhat) […]
Once again science tells us that youth football is bad and the sport in general is harmful to those playing it. Happy Super Bowl week, everybody!
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies...Show More Summary