Sam O'Connell

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RotoExperts on the Radio: Eye on Maurice Jones-Drew

Hey, Maurice Jones-Drew, we were just talking about you and the Jaguars! MJD appears to be ready for training camp. But how effective will he be when …

Fantasy Sports

Comparing Shot Charts, Contracts Of Nate Robinson, Monta Ellis

Both Monta Ellis and Nate Robinson were free agents this past offseason, and both recently signed deals with new teams. Ellis moved on from the …

NBA

Anti-Semitism Wave Hits Twitter In Wake Of Braun Suspension

Want to feel sick to your stomach and develop an uncontrollable urge to hose down the Internet? Just type “Ryan Braun” and “Jew” into a search …

Ryan Braun

The Compton Cricket Club

How cricket found its way into one Southern California city<p>The story of the Compton Cricket Club has been pitched around ESPN almost as frequently as …

The Quarterback Championship Belt

Every season there are a few great signal-callers, but which ones have reigned over all, and for how long?<p>There’s something prestigious about being …

A Challenger Appears: Is This An Even Better Pool Basketball Dunk?

We're still binge-watching, and incredibly jealous of, this seven-man alley-oop pool basketball dunk. What could be better? How about a 10-man …

Rembert Explains America: Texas. Forever.

I drove through Massachusetts in 90 minutes. I did Atlanta to the Florida-Georgia line in an always-surprising four full hours. I made it through …

Oden on Oden

In a rare and candid interview, the former top pick in the NBA draft discusses his injury-plagued career<p><i>Greg: “So what is this article going to be</i> …

Testicles Have Taste Receptors. Do With That What You Will.

I don't know how to break this to you gently, so I'm just going to come out and say it: there are taste receptors on every pair of testicles. To be …

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the …

Want To Get Bitcoins? This ATM Will Turn Your Banknotes Into Bitcoins

Converting the cash in your wallet to Bitcoin is one of the biggest hurdles to getting some skin in the digital crypto currency game. Time was when you had to meet a scruffily-dressed Bitcoin owner in person, at a corner street cafe, to get your hands on a few Bitcoins. Bitcoin’s times are changing …

Wïmbledämmerung

Surveying the carnage at the most terrifying tennis tournament in recent memory<p>You have to distinguish between different types of fear. Panic is not …

Tennis

This Might Be The Dumbest GIF Ever

And I can't stop laughing. I cannot stop.<p>Based on the <i>SportsCenter</i> ticker and graphics it looks like this was way back on Wednesday and at least one …

The 2013 YouTube Draft

Ranking Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, and 10 other NBA prospects based on their Internet highlight reels<p>Welcome to the Third Annual YouTube Draft! As …

Ten players critical to 2013 success

I can't promise you that Adrian Peterson will be the NFL's MVP again in 2013. I can't promise that he'll threaten Eric Dickerson's all-time …

The Ever-Flawed NFL 100

There is one list of the best players in football made by the men who actually play the game — and it couldn't be more problematic<p>Arbitrary listings …

NFL

This Wooden Suitcase Is Actually a Desk and Table

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:00 pm. 1:00 pm<p>BOXED is a multi-functional piece of …

Ravens Top Fantasy Players

Obviously Rice is the top fantasy player on the Baltimore Ravens. Over the past three seasons he has been responsible for about 40% of the teams …

Aided by WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong to seek asylum in Ecuador

PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, according to an announcement from the Hong Kong government made Sunday afternoon. With assistance from WikiLeaks, Snowden is seeking asylum in Ecuador, according to the Ecuadorean foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño Aroca.<p>Hong Kong says that …

Dead Letters: "Something Fishy With Game 7?"

<i>Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to</i> …

NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

<i>So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed</i> …

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Could NSA leaks be the demise of the independent defense contractor?

In the wake of 9/11, the US government was forced to turn to independent contractors as it scrambled to beef up defense and intelligence. That influx of private sector employees was never meant to be a long-term solution, but over a decade later, those contracting companies have gained an …

Bernard Pollard Forced To Clarify That He Does Not Intend To Literally End The Lives Of Opposing Players During Football Games

Yesterday, reporters noticed a note taped to Titans safety Bernard Pollard's locker. It read: "Goal - Super Bowl / Mission - Kill!!!" Pollard was …

Why Brandon Weeden Can Be the Answer for the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have undergone a radical change of late. They have a new owner, a new coaching staff, a new defensive scheme and new players at many positions.<p>Unlike most regime changes, the quarterback position will remain the same. Brandon Weeden, last year's first-round pick, will have 2013 …

Over/Under: Will the fantasy gods be kind to Chris Johnson?

<i>Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball,</i> …

For what it’s worth in June, offensive edition

Posted by Darren Urban on June 19, 2013 – 10:58 am<p>Welcome to the second installment of For What It’s Worth, where I make guesstimates over who will …

Calling Ray Allen's Shot A Miracle Is An Insult To Ray Allen

Here's how Ray Allen explained his shooting approach to SBNation's Paul Flannery a few days before hitting the shot of his career with five seconds …

The Momentum Factor

Does getting hot at the end of one season carry over to the next?<p>Fans of the Bengals and Redskins likely have high hopes for the 2013 season. Each …

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