UAF Hockey Bear Video Rules, And It Rules Hard

Alternate headline: Awesome Hockey Bear Wrecks Sh*t In Space.

In possibly the greatest college sports intro video ever produced, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks hyped its 2007-08 hockey season with the adventures of its mascot bear, who … well, you’ll just have to see the video.
(Video following the jump).

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Missouri’s Cell Phone Fail Is Tiger Fan’s Bonanza

Apparently when the majority of us moved into the new millennium, a few unfortunate folks in the Midwest lagged behind and got lost. Those would be administrators in the University of Missouri athletic department, who somehow failed to realize that when you auction off your coaching staff’s old cell phones, it might be wise to […]

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ESPN Fantasy Embraces “Tele-Phone” Technology

ESPN Fantasy owners like yours truly got a rather strange email last night, titled “Need Fantasy Help? We’re here for you.” Now, being that this was after two weeks of play and the header included basic questions about fantasy sports, we thought this was some automatic email sent out because we’re 0-2; like ESPN was […]

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Badgers Coach Using Twitter To Scout Opponents

If you’re an athlete, going on Twitter & posting anything more controversial than where you went to dinner last night is akin to handing Lenny Dykstra your investment portfolio and telling him to “figure something out”: it’s pretty much a recipe for disaster. Not only are you running the risk of some pesky blog picking […]

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Apple Gets Free Advertising At Cowboys Stadium

The Dallas Cowboys are a perfect sports analogy to Microsoft. They’re both led by supremely arrogant billionaires who have cornered the market on casual users of their respective products. To wit: nothing says “I know nothing about computers” quite like a guy running Windows Vista Home Edition, and nothing says “I know nothing about football” […]

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Begun, The Worldwide Leader Hologram War Has

I think we can all agree that mankind was just pretty much creeping along in the dark until we developed the ability to project TV pundits as holograms. This idea is nothing new, of course - CNN was using it during Presidential election coverage, and Walt Disney populated his Disneyland Haunted House ride with ghost […]

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Tom Brady Is The World’s Most Dangerous Athlete

It’s becoming a pretty well accepted fact nowadays that the NFL is full of dangerous madmen. Between all the dog fighting, the sweatpants shootings, and the cabbie beatings, it could be harmful to your health even being in the same stadium as the NFL’s gridiron ruffians. Hell, you could even end up with a black […]

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ESPN Brings You The Future Of Football…In 3-D!

Not to sound ungrateful for all that we’ve got got, but man - the 21st century was supposed to be so much cooler than it’s actually turning out. When we were growing up we were promised a future of shiny one-piece bodysuits and flying cars. Yet, here we are wearing a polo shirt and jeans, […]

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Indy Racing League Embraces 1980s Turbo Fad

Love it or hate it, you’ve gotta admit that NASCAR has been a pretty successful enterprise here in the good ol’ US-of-A these past few years. As recently as 20 years ago it was the nearly-exclusive domain of southern rednecks; the only names in racing I really heard as a kid were names like Unser, […]

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Ohlmeyer’s First ESPN Column Is Mighty Lengthy

I wonder how things would have been different with The Empire if the Death Star had hired an ombudsman. Darth Vader would not have curtailed his strangling of subordinates, I fear. The ombudsman’s office would have been tiny, probably right next door to the garbage compactor. And speaking of that, Don Ohlmeyer began his reign […]

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