Ryan Byrum

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Gregg Popovich was shocked the Spurs won a Sloan analytics award

Popovich may have been being coy but don't doubt his use of analytics.<p>Apparently all the San Antonio Spurs do is win.<p>Yesterday at MIT’s Sloan Sports …

Basketball

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin

The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.<p>Kurt Busch appeared in court again Tuesday over Patricia Driscoll's request for a no-contact …

The three no-bullshit, realistic rules for parenting and video games

My fifth kid recently turned one year-old, so believe me when I say the precious initial parenting instincts have been well and truly beaten out of me.<p>I'm done with the hand-laundered cloth diapers, the idea that I'll be able to make three meals a day of healthy food hasn't been entertained in …

Parenting

The Seattle Seahawks Are The Hottest Team Among The NFL's Final Four

After two weeks of playoffs just four teams are still alive in the NFL and among those, no team is as hot as the defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks.<p>Since starting the season just 3-3, the Seahawks have won ten of 11 games en route to the NFC championship game and they are doing it …

Hank Aaron in bidding for Hawks

Former baseball home run king and Atlanta icon Hank Aaron has joined a group of current owners from the NBA, Major League Soccer and Italian soccer's …

Bills hire Rex Ryan as coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills made the first head-coaching hire of the NFL offseason Monday, hiring former Jets coach Rex Ryan to be the …

NFL

Possibly the most satisfying GIF ever created

The weirdest/best Pokémon song is now the weirdest/best Nintendo 3DS theme

In August, The Pokémon Company released a reggae-style video featuring the adorably sluggish Pokémon Slowpoke engaging in some very weird behavior. Now (because 2015 is clearly going to be the best year), you can download a theme inspired by that video for your Nintendo 3DS. Here's the full …

Polygon's Games of the Year 2014 #1: Dragon Age: Inquisition

A good video game is one that you can think about while you are soaking in the bath.<p>You can steep yourself in the suds and allow your mind to float off into a particular game world, to solve its puzzles or strategize scenarios or merely imagine what might happen next in the story.<p>A good video game …

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Jags DT's dramatic sack nets bonus

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks chased down quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, dropped him for a 9-yard loss, popped up and did …

NFL

Minecraft Creator Outbids Jay-Z and Beyonce for $70 Million Mansion

The dreamhouse is a reality.<p>Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has outbid artists Jay-Z and Beyonce to purchase a $70 million mansion in …

Minecraft to get an episodic, story-based game from Telltale Games

<i>Minecraft</i> has always focused on the creative, open nature of the game's world rather than try to craft any kind of story-based single-player mode, but today Mojang has announced a deal with Telltale Games that will lead an episodic game called <i>Minecraft: Story Mode</i>. The content will launch next year …

Clueless cop gets schooled: Watch this horrific defense of police killing

A Cleveland cop’s demand for an apology from the Browns’ Andrew Hawkins reveals a system that’s lost its humanity<p>Tired of the Bill of Rights? Cleveland police union chief Jeffrey Follmer has an elegant alternative:<p>How ‘bout this? Listen to police officers’ commands. Listen to what we tell you, and …

You Don't Have To Kill Prostitutes In 'GTA V'

Here’s a small fact: You don’t have to go around killing everyone in <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. The game gives you an enormous amount of choice, at least outside of the main missions, in who you help shuffle off this mortal coil. It’s a game largely about choices, actually.<p>You can choose to abduct people …

You can buy Xbox games with Bitcoin now

Microsoft is making it easier to exchange Bitcoin for games, apps, movies and more. The company announced today it's working with payment processor BitPay to support the popular digital currency for Microsoft accounts.<p>Fans of the digital currency will be able to exchange Bitcoin for Microsoft Store …

PewDiePie takes over South Park episode, removes 'little fat kid,' adds Call of Duty

Last week, PewDiePie had a brief picture-in-picture appearance on <i>South Park</i> as the show took on the concept of Let's Play videos. This week, the famed YouTuber turned the tables on the show, and specifically Cartman.<p>In this brief clip from <i>South Park's</i> "#HappyHolograms," we see what happens when …

Nintendo sells 1.5M copies of new Pokémon games in first 10 days in U.S.

Nintendo said today that the Nintendo 3DS’s Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire have sold nearly 1.5 million copies in their first 10 days on the market in the U.S.<p>The Japanese company launched the new Pokémon adventures on Nov. 21. The 1.5 million in sales includes both cartridge and …

God is real, and it wants us dead: The religious terror of BioWare's biggest games

Games are often better at conveying horror than most other mediums, due to our direct and real-time responses.<p>This year, we've experienced the constant dread of <i>Alien: Isolation</i> and the grotesque physicality of <i>The Evil Within</i>. Overlooked, however, is the cosmic horror in BioWare games.<p>"We impose …

‘Fattest man in the world’ dies at age 44

A British man whom media had identified as the fattest person alive has died of pneumonia after a devastating battle with an eating disorder that brought him to 980 pounds.<p>News.com.au reported that Keith Martin, of London, underwent a gastric sleeve operation that removed three-quarters of his …

Kentucky High School Team Wins Playoff Game on Wild Tipped TD Catch

Link to Media<p>Owensboro High School is headed to the Kentucky 4A state championship game on one of the most improbable touchdowns you'll ever see.<p>With just six seconds to go, Owensboro quarterback Nick Locher heaved the ball downfield, where it first made contact with a North Oldham player before …

College Football

Watch Mike Evans throw a Bengals DB like he was a piece of paper

This is not fair. Mike Evans is 6'5, 231 pounds, while Terence Newman is giving up a half-foot and 34 pounds. There are blocks, then there's tossing someone aside like they're nothing.<p>h/t @CorkGaines

How to create Daenerys Targaryen in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Designing a great character in <i>Dragon: Age Inquisition</i> is the first step to kicking off a successful game, but why settle when you can play as the Mother of Dragons?<p>Reddit user killerewok added a <i>Game of Thrones</i> twist to <i>Inquisition</i> by recreating Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke in the HBO …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by the (big) numbers

Activision Publishing has been shy about disclosing the number of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare copies that it has sold — or how much revenue the game is generating in comparison to last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts.<p>Analysts are assuming the comparison isn’t that favorable. But Activision, a …

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Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins, and Rudy Gay execute the triple flop

This isn't *actually* three players flopping at the same time. It appears to be some sort of interpretative dance. But we couldn't figure out what else to call it.<p>This is hypnotic, and we can't stop watching it. At the exact same instant in time, Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins,and Rudy Gay flail …