The returns would seem to be in regarding the NFL's acceptance of University of Missouri senior Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player -- or at least the man who would be the league's first openly gay player if he's drafted in May. Shannon Sharpe, former All-Pro and now commentator for C ... More >>
Don't say we never spoil you. This week we have a comedy show entirely based around Saved By the Bell, a deaf stand-up set relayed through ASL, and the comic cream of England's Cambridge University swinging through town with deeply intellectual dick jokes. Combine that with our usual selection of ne ... More >>
There have been some interesting developments lately in the debate over compensation of top college athletes, who, as we know, are basically professionals, given the amount of time they have to devote to their sport at the expense of their education. First off, the NCAA was absolutely humiliated t ... More >>
All those great memories of the Anthony Davis-era Kentucky Wildcats...let' see, there was the 2011-2012 season and there was...well, nowadays in college basketball, one season's about it. So before the memory fades of a player so great he can score just 6 points in the championship game and still d ... More >>
The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
If the Favre treatment doesn't stop Brady, maybe Jessica Simpson could?
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