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Apr 22, 2020.

I Used To Think Brandon Prust Was A Good Guy. Then He Had His Racist Meltdown

I Used To Think Brandon Prust Was A Good Guy. Then He Had His Racist Meltdown

Covering the New York Rangers during the 2010-11 season meant covering the best season that Brandon Prust had in the NHL.

The previous season, Prust was the player who had been the extra part in a trade that brought Olli Jokinen to New York while sending Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik to Calgary. After totaling 17 points in 115 games over his first three NHL seasons, Prust broke out with 13...

Apr 02, 2020.

When Magic Johnson Is Criticizing You On Twitter, You Know You've Screwed Up Something. Badly

When Magic Johnson Is Criticizing You On Twitter, You Know You've Screwed Up Something. Badly

There is nothing on the internet that is more wholesome and less controversial than Magic Johnson’s Twitter feed. Even in this time of pandemic, there’s nothing quite like logging on and seeing tweets from a legend of basketball and humanity like the one he had on Sunday.

“Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, and practice social distancing.”

When it comes to basketball, Magic’s tweets have the...

Mar 13, 2020.

The Flyers Are Finally Good. So Of Course The World Has To End.

The Flyers Are Finally Good. So Of Course The World Has To End.

Flyers Twitter is an odd place. I don’t really mix it up much with any other teams’ timelines, so I’m not sure if they’re all this crazy, but I can confidently say that we have some of the smartest and dumbest people on the planet in our little section of the Twittersphere.

Even as the city of Philadelphia recommended that people stay away from large crowds this week due to the threat of...

Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Oct 26, 2019. 12 comments

Mizzou Athletics Tweet Celebrating Its Student-Athletes' Diversity Goes Horribly Wrong

Mizzou Athletics Tweet Celebrating Its Student-Athletes' Diversity Goes Horribly Wrong

On Wednesday, the University of Missouri’s athletic department contributed its part to the NCAA’s inclusion week (which runs for less than an actual week, naturally), and boy was it crummy. Photos of several of their athletes explaining why they are “more than a student athlete.” The messages displayed in front of the beaming athletes were markedly different between black and white students:

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Oct 25, 2019. 10 comments

Yu Darvish Waited Over A Year To Get Justin Verlander Back For A Joke

Yu Darvish Waited Over A Year To Get Justin Verlander Back For A Joke

While chasing down a slow grounder in Game 2 of the World Series, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander fell on his butt as he threw the ball off his shin. Nobody was hurt; it was just a nice blooper.

More importantly, it allowed Cubs hurler Yu Darvish to hop in out of nowhere and get revenge against Verlander for a year-and-a-half old tweet. The gag started when Yu slipped while rounding second...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Oct 24, 2019. 24 comments

MLB Umpire Rob Drake Is Prepared To Shoot People In Defense Of Donald Trump [Update]

MLB Umpire Rob Drake Is Prepared To Shoot People In Defense Of Donald Trump [Update]

Major League umpire and apparent MAGA fiend

Rob Drake posted and deleted a tweet late Tuesday indicating that he would be purchasing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle on Wednesday in order to wage “CIVAL WAR” should Congress impeach peabrain president Donald Trump. Going to go out on a limb here and assume that “CIVAL” means “civil,” and that Rob Drake is fantasizing about shooting the libs.

The...

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Oct 12, 2019. 15 comments

Houston Football Player Calls Out Dana Holgorsen, Says Coach Is Tanking The Season

Houston Football Player Calls Out Dana Holgorsen, Says Coach Is Tanking The Season

Houston Cougars offensive lineman Justin Murphy, who left the team Tuesday, shared his experience Thursday about his rough year with the program, as well as the specific mismanagement of head coach Dana Holgorsen. Murphy, a sixth-year graduate transfer who also attended Texas Tech and UCLA, said his body is too worn down to keep playing football, but claimed Holgorsen and the administration...

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Albert Burneko Albert Burneko Oct 10, 2019. 23 comments

It's Okay To Log Off

It's Okay To Log Off

So, here’s a tweet.

This tweet, in a roundabout way, is about the

brouhaha that has erupted around the internet—or around Twitter, anyway—over clips of TV’s Ellen DeGeneres palling around with former president George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game this past weekend. On her TV show yesterday, DeGeneres offered a gross, smarmy defense of herself, in which she posed being friends with a...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Oct 06, 2019. 6 comments

China Abruptly Pulls Away From Rockets Over Daryl Morey's Since-Deleted Hong Kong Tweet

China Abruptly Pulls Away From Rockets Over Daryl Morey's Since-Deleted Hong Kong Tweet

The backlash in China to a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong protesters has accelerated over the weekend, now to include formal consequences. The Rockets, long one of the most popular NBA teams in China, are now seeing their foothold in the country swiftly eroded and destabilized, and they appear headed for a possible blackout.

Morey

posted a tweet...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Oct 02, 2019. 16 comments

Darren Rovell Spends $84 On Sushi, Mewls Over $1.68 Fee

Darren Rovell Spends $84 On Sushi, Mewls Over $1.68 Fee
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Foam-brained brand remora Darren Rovell

spent the first half of his day blowing a disturbing but unsurprising amount of hot air about California’s SB 206, fretting stupidly over billboard valuations and the dangers of “sham endorsements.” Having worked up a mighty appetite, Rovell then treated himself to $84 worth of...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Oct 01, 2019. 5 comments

Chris Mortensen Puts On A Clinic In Wife Appreciation Using The Combined Powers Of His Phone And Laptop

Chris Mortensen Puts On A Clinic In Wife Appreciation Using The Combined Powers Of His Phone And Laptop

This just in: ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is smitten ... with his wife!

The NFL insider took a moment from breaking stories Sunday morning to announce that he and his wife Micki were celebrating their 35th anniversary. Ol’ Mort celebrated the occasion with a photo of his wife. It was unclear as to whether that was her “sultry or ‘you’re in trouble’ look,” as he described it, but either way,...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Sep 27, 2019. 14 comments

New Orleans Radio Station Files Police Report, Accuses Gay Employee Of Tweeting Homophobic Slur At Himself

New Orleans Radio Station Files Police Report, Accuses Gay Employee Of Tweeting Homophobic Slur At Himself

The ongoing controversy over the Twitter account of an Entercom-owned radio station in New Orleans

directing a homophobic slur at their own weeknight sports radio host took an unexpected turn Thursday. WWL-AM leadership reportedly told New Orleans police that they suspect the host, Seth Dunlap, of accessing the station’s Twitter account and tweeting the slur at himself.

This news comes via

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David Roth David Roth Sep 24, 2019. 19 comments

College Football Coaches Love To Get Upset About The Internet

College Football Coaches Love To Get Upset About The Internet

College football coaches, as a general rule, are a weird group of people. The job seems built to attract a specific type of deeply strange person—take the most obsessive and ambitious and aggressive gym teacher possible, then pay him millions of dollars and make him one of the most recognizable and relentlessly public authority figures in a conservative-skewing population group. A sort of...

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Sep 22, 2019. 19 comments

Antonio Brown Might Have Announced His Retirement From The NFL In An Online Meltdown

Antonio Brown Might Have Announced His Retirement From The NFL In An Online Meltdown

On Saturday night, Antonio Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that a few teams had shown interest in signing the wide receiver—provided that Rosenhaus gave those teams updates “regarding [Brown’s] legal situation and the NFL investigation” following the player’s

messy breakup with the Patriots amid separate accusations of rape and sexual harassment. But on Sunday...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Sep 20, 2019. 20 comments

Tom Brady's Take On Roughing The Passer Sure Does Change A Lot When He's Not Playing

Tom Brady's Take On Roughing The Passer Sure Does Change A Lot When He's Not Playing

The legend of Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II grew on Thursday against the Titans. No, it was not because of any particularly impressive play—though he certainly had a couple of those—but instead it’s because he’s already getting the kind of calls you’d expect a future Hall of Famer to receive in just his second game as the Jacksonville starter.

As the growing ratio of that tweet...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Sep 11, 2019. 17 comments

New Orleans Radio Station Posts, Deletes Tweet Calling Its Own Sports Talk Host "A Fag"

New Orleans Radio Station Posts, Deletes Tweet Calling Its Own Sports Talk Host "A Fag"

Seth Dunlap is the host of weeknight sports show The Last Lap With Seth Dunlap on talk radio station WWL-AM, the radio home of the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. Last week, he wrote an open Facebook letter to Saints QB Drew Brees, discussing Brees’s

video for Focus on the Family and subsequent public statements . Dunlap, who is gay, explains that partnerships between Brees and gay...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Sep 11, 2019. 14 comments

Kevin Durant Wishes To Separate Himself From "The Machine," But Plugs Into It Daily

Kevin Durant Wishes To Separate Himself From "The Machine," But Plugs Into It Daily

J.R. Moehringer has a rich profile of Kevin Durant, in the middle of his Achilles rehab, up at the Wall Street Journal today. The new Brooklyn Net drains deep threes in a swimming pool, explains the decay of his relationship with Oklahoma City, details the purported offensive limitations of the Golden State Warriors, and lays out the thought process that led him to New York. 

Durant also lets...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Aug 14, 2019. 16 comments

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists [Updates]

Magic Johnson Is Doing Lists [Updates]

It has long been known that Magic Johnson quit his job with the Lakers so he could be free to tweet

the most inoffensive takes imaginable without running afoul of the NBA’s tampering rules. But since retiring from his semi-retirement, he’s reached a brand-new level of old-guy social media usage—naming old movies and bragging about vacations. Granted, reading this Hall of Famer’s timeline is...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Aug 14, 2019. 11 comments

Barstool Sports Employees Organize To Smooch Their Boss's Ass

Barstool Sports Employees Organize To Smooch Their Boss's Ass

Prompted by

The Ringer’s unionization, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, whose site uses the tagline “By the common man, for the common man,” has spent a lot of his time yesterday and today coming out as a big anti-union guy. This was a predictable shtick from the guy who sold MAGA hats and yuks it up with Tucker Carlson, but what was actually disheartening was the sight of his employees...

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Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Aug 13, 2019. 12 comments

Curt Schilling Once Again Threatens To Run For Office

Curt Schilling Once Again Threatens To Run For Office

Curt Schilling, former major-league pitcher and World Series hero who squandered away so much goodwill that

the Red Sox no longer want anything to do with him, has for the umpteenth time floated the idea of running for office. What makes this time different is that Donald Trump gave him a signal boost.

Schilling has repeatedly threatened to run for Senate in Massachusetts, and in 2016...

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