The NFL's Useful Idiots Want Roger Goodell To Get Tough; They're Wrong

The bad thing about the corruption in NFL reporting is that there's literally no way for a league higher-up to fuck up badly enough to be held to account by the people best positioned to do so. The good thing is that if you want to know what the NFL wants you to think, all you have to do is read what stooge… » 9/17/14 5:06pm Wednesday 5:06pm

Hey, You: Help Prove That Average Fans Are The Best Scouts In Baseball

Whether or not you know it, if you're a baseball fan, you probably appreciate or enjoy the game a little bit more because of Tom Tango. The pseudonymous saberist, currently a consultant for the Chicago Cubs, has had a hand—often the most important one—in developing many of the most interesting and useful statistical… » 9/15/14 5:44pm 9/15/14 5:44pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm 9/15/14 2:37pm

Yeah, but he's deploying this narrow, accurate point on behalf of a larger, inaccurate point. The NFL as a body of players has a less-bad domestic violence problem than the United States at large. The NFL as an organization that's claimed pseudo-judicial powers—which is what's at issue when calls for Goodell to resign… » 9/10/14 1:49pm 9/10/14 1:49pm