“Well I Know Lamar Odom, He’s Not a Dumb Guy”

Since I started SbB in 2001, I’ve probably done more interviews about the Khloe Odom debacle then any single subject we’ve ever covered. So in hearing such a wide variety of perspectives from myriad media members about it, I’ve concluded that most people, at least publicly, are severely overestimating the decision-making capacity and base intelligence […]


Speed Read: An Evening Of Florida Pillow-Fighting

Normally, you don’t see a broadcast booth spend a plurality of a football game raving about the “time of possession” statistic. Then again, normally, you don’t see a team win said battle by a full 30 minutes of game time, which is precisely what Miami did to Indianapolis last night. And then again, you don’t […]


London Closer To Getting NFL Franchise? Please.

Roger Goodell deserves credit for one thing: he’s not afraid to push anybody around. In his short tenure as Commissioner, he’s already made examples of Chris Henry, Pacman Jones, and Chad Ochocinco as targets of heavy punishment, and doubtless there are plenty of NFL players more carefully toeing the party line for it.

(How can you […]


40% Of Sports Journalists Bet? YOU DON’T SAY!

Good news, people. The researchers at Duh Institute have come up with some sensational, ground-breaking news. Apparently the journalists tasked with bringing us coverage of high-profile sporting events sometimes derive pleasure by betting on them!

(A fine journalist, this man, and that’s all we’re saying about him.)
The EDITOR & PUBLISHER was the first to break […]


EA: Plz Allow Me To Stop Writing About Nude Vids

A little perplexed at the news out yesterday that Erin Andrews will be appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s Sept. 11 show to discuss the nude videos of her that appeared on the internet. Yes, it’s a horrific thing that happened, and something you would assume Andrews’ would want to rid her psyche of as soon as […]


Pac-10 Turns Gun On Self With Football Cutbacks

The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports today that the Pac-10 has a proposal in front of the NCAA that would ban college football teams from staying in hotels the night before home games. The hotel @ home thing is regular practice among high profile programs, and has been for years.

(Crappy college sports aren’t a right, but a […]


Porngrapher, Drug Dealer Now Dodger Spokesman

Last Friday here in Los Angeles, I was talking to a local, longtime baseball fan who has attended dozens of Dodger games over the years. I asked him if he planned to attend the Cubs-Dodgers series this weekend and he replied, “I’m never going to that ballpark again. The fan behavior has gotten out of […]


Pitino: Wife’s Brother’s 9/11 Death Caused Affair?!

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Psychosis: “The fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior.”

(See what happens when you let the terrorists win?)
That’s the only word I can find to describe Rick Pitino’s performance at his Wednesday press […]


Mariotti Issues Limp Denial, Hasn’t ‘Finalized’ Deal

In response to my report last night on Jay Mariotti joining the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Ted Cox of Chicagoland’s DAILY HERALD has this wonderfully inappropriate, hyperbolic headline:

(The commenters on the story aren’t buying the FLAT-OUT!!! denials, either)
If you were to read the headline, and not Jay Mariotti’s accompanying comments in Cox’s piece, you would think […]


Forget Ben: ENTIRE Media Blockaded Pitino Case

Main media criticism of ESPN has absolutely exploded over the past 48 hours, thanks to the network’s decision to initially not cover Ben Roethlisberger’s sexual assault charge.

(The entire main media, not just ESPN’s Pat Forde, blew off Pitino case)
The basic criticism, first lodged by Mike Florio at the ever-present PRO FOOTBALL TALK, is certainly […]