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UFC Is Streaming A Bizarre Donald Trump Propaganda Documentary UFC Is Streaming A Bizarre Donald Trump Propaganda Documentary

If parody is still possible, the opening montage is beyond parody. You’ve got your orchestral strings. An American flag. The ubiquitous name slapped on the back of a helicopter: TRUMP. Then Dana White in his traditional uniform, jeans and a black shirt with an extra button undone, lavishing praise. “Donald Trump is a…

NJ.com's Sports Director Sounds Like The Boss From Hell NJ.com's Sports Director Sounds Like The Boss From Hell

Last week, Kevin Manahan, sports director of NJ.com, posted on his Twitter account to let the public know that he was looking for a Philadelphia 76ers beat writer. You couldn’t quite call this a job listing, as he was offering a monthly stipend rather than a salary or benefits; whatever it was, his posts were as…

James Worthy Played Bass And The Minutemen's Mike Watt Has The Story To Prove It James Worthy Played Bass And The Minutemen's Mike Watt Has The Story To Prove It

“Have you always been a basketball fan?” This is me, asking Mike Watt, one of my heroes, a pretty basic question. It is, if we’re being honest, a feeble softball, lobbed with all the force of an Andy Borowitz gag. This happened around noon, an hour earlier than we were supposed to begin our two-man Skype conclave. The…

The Real Story Behind The Lewd Video And Bitter Feud That Tore Apart GW's Athletic Department The Real Story Behind The Lewd Video And Bitter Feud That Tore Apart GW's Athletic Department

George Washington’s men’s basketball team started its 2018–2019 season with two ugly home losses. First, the Colonials blew a 22-point lead to Stony Brook, then they came back two nights later and got rolled by Siena. Neither squad would have been expected to beat a GW team just two years removed from an NIT title.

Yemen Has Been Ruined By War, But Its Soccer Program Is Still Kicking Yemen Has Been Ruined By War, But Its Soccer Program Is Still Kicking

Nearly every day, news of some fresh tragedy arrives from Yemen, a nation that has been devastated by a brutal conflict between Houthi forces and a Western-backed military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. At some point, the ruination starts to run together. Yemen cholera outbreak kills more than 2,000. Yemen wedding…

Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Takes On The World's Most Sadistic Endurance Race Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Takes On The World's Most Sadistic Endurance Race

Gary Cantrell clanged a bell at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, signaling 70 runners to jog off into the woods on his farm in Tennessee. They had an hour to complete a 4.1667-mile loop trail. Easy. Most of the group finished with 15 minutes to spare. The bell clanged again at 7:40 a.m., and they ran it again. And at…

Merril Hoge Doesn't Want You To Use Your Brain Merril Hoge Doesn't Want You To Use Your Brain

To clear up any confusion, let’s get this out of the way: Merril Hoge and Peter Cummings, who co-authored a book called Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and The Plot to Destroy Football, are not CTE deniers. They do not dismiss the scientific notion that repetitive brain trauma is a high-risk factor for the…

What Will It Take To Get Jim Jordan Out Of Congress? What Will It Take To Get Jim Jordan Out Of Congress?

LIMA, Ohio — Within five minutes of meeting Janet Garrett’s campaign team for the first time, I’m asked to help with their speaker set-up. The laptop audio playing the Spotify playlist is coming out of the projector, and they don’t know how to hook it up to the main speaker, where it would be louder. I’m happy to try…

A Taxonomy Of Calls For Unity In The Hardcore Scene A Taxonomy Of Calls For Unity In The Hardcore Scene

On Leap Day several years ago, Bold, the hardcore band, played the East Village coke den Lit Lounge’s packed basement in front of a hundred or two hundred people. The band, well into their middle age, hadn’t released a record since 1989, and are best known for punk songs they wrote as teenagers. Singer Matt Warnke…

Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul? Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul?

If you missed the debut of breaking as an event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week, you missed another first—the crowning of a gold medalist named Bumblebee. The other medalists were also mononymous. The silver medalist was Martin from France. And in third place there was Shigekix…

The Perfect Wrestler The Perfect Wrestler

By March 2015, wrestler Kyle Snyder was used to winning. He had gone 179-0 against high school competition and won the world under-20 championships at just 17. Then, in 2015, his freshman year at Ohio State, Snyder lost the NCAA 197-pound* final to Iowa State senior Kyven Gadson. Immediately afterward, Snyder…

Fame And Fantasy In The Heavyweight Battle Of The Atlantic Fame And Fantasy In The Heavyweight Battle Of The Atlantic

A note before starting: Much of this was written before the Saturday, Sept. 22nd heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin held at Wembley Stadium in London, hence the two parts to the piece—before Wembley, and then upon arrival and afterwards. There is a lot of speculation in the piece…

The Atlantic Follows LeBron's Lead By Hiring Jemele Hill To Talk About Sports And Politics The Atlantic Follows LeBron's Lead By Hiring Jemele Hill To Talk About Sports And Politics

In a Monday article in the Hollywood Reporter by James Andrew Miller, a man who at all times knows what’s going on at ESPN precisely an hour after anyone cares, former ESPN personality Jemele Hill officially announced her plans for the future. Seeing as the chickenshits who run her old shop have been made afraid of…

Rhea Butcher's Podcast Is For Baseball's Overlooked Fans Rhea Butcher's Podcast Is For Baseball's Overlooked Fans

Before the 2014 postseason, Rhea Butcher had barely watched baseball in the 21st century. It was the 1997 World Series that did it: Butcher was 15 when the Cleveland Indians, division champions for the third consecutive year, squandered an early Game 7 lead and lost to the Marlins in extra innings. The Fish became the…

Oakland A's Fans Love Their Team, But Don't Trust Its Owners Oakland A's Fans Love Their Team, But Don't Trust Its Owners

Sixteen games into the Oakland A’s historic 20-game win streak back in 2002, Mike Davie realized how cheap team ownership truly was.

How Celebrity Nutritionist Alan Aragon Used His Status To Prey On Young Women How Celebrity Nutritionist Alan Aragon Used His Status To Prey On Young Women

This May, Carolina Belmares traveled to Kansas City to attend the 2018 Fitness Summit, an annual conference that was co-headlined by nutritionist and author Alan Aragon. Belmares says she was looking forward to the event as a way to build relationships with other people in the industry, noting the “laid-back vibe”…

Darren Sproles Is Everything He Shouldn't Have Been Darren Sproles Is Everything He Shouldn't Have Been

The start of any given NFL season features plenty of players returning from major injuries; violence is an inescapable part of a game built on armored super-athletes ramming into each other. This year’s list of comeback hopefuls, though, feels especially lengthy, and its members especially prominent. The quarterback…

FanSided, Sports Illustrated's Slimy Appendage, Reeks Of Exploitation FanSided, Sports Illustrated's Slimy Appendage, Reeks Of Exploitation

In 2015, Time Inc., the listing titan of 20th-century publishing, bought FanSided—a network of more than 300 sport- and team-centric blogs producing the sort of easily digestible and SEO-friendly posts that exist purely to show up near the top in Google searches—and attached it to their legacy publication, Sports…

There's Nothing Candid About LeBron's The Shop There's Nothing Candid About LeBron's The Shop

When you’re watching porn, especially one of those gauzy-lensed sensual ones, you generally do not find yourself thinking, Boy, that porn star fellow must be quite the gentleman at home.

The Big Ugly Battle Over The World's Largest Rubber Duck The Big Ugly Battle Over The World's Largest Rubber Duck

SANDUSKY, Ohio — There is more than one enormous rubber duck. I did not know this when I decided to travel to Sandusky to see one, but I can’t unlearn it now. Though there was once a bigger duck in Saint-Nazaire, France, the monstrosity anchored in Sandusky comes with a registered trademark: it is the “World’s Largest…

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