Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at age 66 and took an awful lot of history with him. There were two primary reasons why Bubba Smith became such a folk hero while still in college, at Michigan State. The first is that the '65-'66 Spartans were the first major c ... More >>
While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past. We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... More >>
First, like Sean said, no matter who you are--but perhaps especially if you look like this--even in 2010, do not write the following paragraph: But there is a deeper significance -- a racial philanthropy -- that perhaps neither man intended. Jay-Z is black black. He is old-school double-dar ... More >>
Which doesn't make The Blueprint 3 a classic. But we'll take it. For now.
Yes, OK -- we get it: John Madden was a cultural phenom who did funny beer commercials, "wrote" ghosted bestsellers, and gave his name to a popular video game. He was, as Harvey Araton said in yesterday's New York Times, "one of three voices [that] resonate in the age of video." But ... More >>