Having Your Father In Your Corner Will Kill You

You would think that a headline like the above would be some sort of gross exaggeration or a misreading of the facts in a study. No no, good people, no no: daddy will make you dead without even wanting to. That’s the lesson from the World Boxing Council’s annual convention, where president Jose Sulaiman wants […]


Goalie Sacked Over Anti-Gay Comments In Book

Meet Arek Onyszko, everybody. He’s the goalkeeper for Danish soccer club FC Midtjylland. Or at least he was, anyway; he was recently kicked off the team after he released a book the team told him to quit working on. Also, he hates gay people like you would not believe. No, really; he’d like to tell […]


Video: Pini Gershon And The ‘Mocha Face’ Theory

After this weekend’s bizarre sideline tirade where Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach Pini Gershon refused to leave the court after being ejected from a Madison Square Garden exhibition, TRUEHOOP’s Henry Abbott went poking around for more footage. What he found was, well, a little unfortunate.

(It kinda went downhill from here.)
There’s Gershon, explaining to the Israeli […]


Rio Might Not Be Wisest Choice For Olympic Golf

Hip hip hooray for Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Summer Olympics hosts. Sure, all of the endemic problems with Chicago (crime, corruption, not enough white people) are only worse down there, but hey, thongs and a giant Jesus cure all ills, right?

(That’s pretty cool, guys, but I don’t see anywhere to play 18 in that […]


The BBC’s Basketball Announcers Are ADORABLE

Okay, we realize we made this point recently, but it needs to be reiterated (especially since new s**t has come to light, man): We love England. Yesterday, it was the MMA fighters in drag taking out a couple drunk idiots on the street.

(This took way too long to make.)
Today, though, it’s British people trying to […]


Video: French Soccer Player Faints On Field. Again

We’ve probably been spoiled by the influx of mystery shows on television, misled into thinking that doctors and authorities are all attractive supergeniuses who can solve any puzzle in front of them - in spite of all evidence existing in reality (CSI:NY? Really? They’re actually investigating murders in New York all of a sudden?).

(Does he […]


Pele Says He’ll Rep Brazil ‘Til Death; Where’s MJ?

The IOC’s highly anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics vote is tomorrow, and what initially appeared to be a slam dunk for the USA has turned into a legitimate two-horse race.

(Pele, representing his country by holding up a Brazilian flag. Please disregard the flag in his other hand.)
Try as President Obama might, Chicago is facing stiff competition […]


Bullfighting And Gay Soft Drinks, Together At Last

To the outside world, there’s something unsettlingly effete and flamboyant about bullfighting - specifically, the matadors in the ring. Though the average matador probably swims in a pile of nubile groupies like Scrooge McDuck does money, the whole outfit, the flourishes, the whole thing seems… well, for lack of a better term, a little gay. […]


Speed Read: Wait - WSU Cougar RB Almost Died?

It’s not often that injury news takes us completely aback, but that’s absolutely the case over in Pullman tonight. One slightly mentioned aspect of last weekend’s game pitting Washington State against Southern Methodist was WSU’s tailback, James Montgomery, suffering an apparent knee injury. Not that those aren’t serious, but, y’know… they happen.

But one thing that […]


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 […]