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NFL Owners Vote To Make Pass Interference Calls And Non-Calls Reviewable NFL Owners Vote To Make Pass Interference Calls And Non-Calls Reviewable

That replay review would be expanded to include pass interference ahead of the 2019-2020 NFL season seemed inevitable. The question, then, was whether it would be expanded in such a way that it could hope to address the kind of situation that befouled the NFC Championship game in January, when the Saints were screwed…

Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic Carried Off On Stretcher After Gruesome, Catastrophic Leg Injury Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic Carried Off On Stretcher After Gruesome, Catastrophic Leg Injury

Late in the second overtime of Portland’s win over the Brooklyn Nets, Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic landed awkwardly on his left foot after jumping for an offensive rebound, and his lower leg folded horrifyingly under him. This was one of those injuries where players on both teams sprinted away from him, and his…

Uh Oh, Suddenly The Thunder Are A Huge Pile Of Ass Uh Oh, Suddenly The Thunder Are A Huge Pile Of Ass

The Oklahoma City Thunder went into the All-Star break having won 11 of 13 games, including victories over the 76ers, the Bucks, the Rockets, and twice over the Blazers. They went a season-best 18 games over .500 with an overtime win over Utah on February 22; since then, they’ve lost 11 of 16, and have dropped all the…

Mets' Flight To Dreaded Syracuse Grounded On Tarmac For Three Hours, Of Course Mets' Flight To Dreaded Syracuse Grounded On Tarmac For Three Hours, Of Course

The New York Mets took some heat from star pitcher Noah Syndergaard for scheduling an inexplicable workout in Syracuse between the end of spring training in St. Lucie, Florida, and their regular season opener in Washington, D.C. The trip necessitated a three-hour bus ride to Sarasota, and then a late flight to…

Devils Goalie Cory Schneider Beaten By A Wrist Shot From The Damn Moon Devils Goalie Cory Schneider Beaten By A Wrist Shot From The Damn Moon

A goal from center ice in a non-empty-net situation undoubtedly reflects very, very poorly on the goalie who let it by. Here New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider seems flummoxed by Sam Reinhart’s swerving, bouncing 85-footer, and makes a limp stab at the puck on its way by, which has got to be just massively…

The Mariners Have Chosen The Way Of Enlightenment Over The Way Of Winning Baseball Games The Mariners Have Chosen The Way Of Enlightenment Over The Way Of Winning Baseball Games

The Seattle Mariners had a weird 2018 season, winning 89 games but producing a negative run differential and finishing third in the AL West, eight games back of the last Wild Card. The glass-half-full view on their season highlights the wins and the respectable jump they made up the league standings from 2017; the…

NFL Competition Committee Recommends Subjecting Another Several Parts Of The Game To Replay Review NFL Competition Committee Recommends Subjecting Another Several Parts Of The Game To Replay Review

The NFL Competition Committee, headed by Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay and totally coincidentally including New Orleans head coach Sean Payton, recommended an expansion of replay review today, addressing among other things exactly the circumstance that recently screwed the Saints and sent the New Orleans area…

Joel Embiid Calls Himself "Best Defensive Player" And "Most Unstoppable Player" In NBA, Might Not Be Wrong

The 76ers came back from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the visiting Celtics Wednesday night, behind a monstrous performance from the huge and unstoppable Joel Embiid. Embiid—whose conditioning, at the moment, is less than great—played more than 41 minutes, the second most he’s played in a game this season,…

Marcus Smart Ejected From Celtics-76ers For Shoving Joel Embiid Quite A Long Way

Early in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Celtics-76ers game, Marcus Smart was hit with a soft whistle for contesting a pass to Joel Embiid near the top of the key, with the Celtics up 11. On the reset, perhaps out of annoyance over Smart raising a stink about the foul, or perhaps sensing that Smart was in a…

Giants CEO Larry Baer Will Not Be Charged For Pulling His Wife To The Ground In Cell Phone Fight Giants CEO Larry Baer Will Not Be Charged For Pulling His Wife To The Ground In Cell Phone Fight

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was involved in an ugly public fight  earlier this month with his wife, Pamela; video showed what looked like Larry Baer dragging her off a metal chair and to the ground while struggling to wrench a cell phone out of her grip. Police were called to the scene and interviewed witnesses,…

Ben Simmons Shouts Out Australian Hero "Egg Boy" On His Sneakers Ben Simmons Shouts Out Australian Hero "Egg Boy" On His Sneakers

Ben Simmons, the terrific Australian point-forward capably leading the mostly Joel Embiid-less 76ers down the stretch in the East’s playoff race, used a pen and some spectacularly clashing yellow sneakers Tuesday night to shout out Will Connolly, the 17-year-old hero who smashed an egg on the head of vile Australian…

Markelle Fultz Shooting Form Update: Rehabbing With Donald And Goofy Markelle Fultz Shooting Form Update: Rehabbing With Donald And Goofy

In his introductory press conference after being traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic, way back on February 7, Markelle Fultz announced that his rehabilitation from chronic shoulder crabmeatitis would continue indefinitely in sunny California. The Magic were cool with this plan, evidently…

“What’s interesting about the supermax era is that these deals almost always end with handicaps that make life more difficult for everyone involved.” Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated takes a fresh look at how busted and counterproductive the advent of NBA supermax contract extensions has been for team-building…

Here's A Cool Play The Trail Blazers Use To Ambush Unsuspecting Opponents Here's A Cool Play The Trail Blazers Use To Ambush Unsuspecting Opponents

In the second quarter of an eventual home win over the Pacers, Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts dialed up a delicious little inbounds play to get reserve center Enes Kanter a point-blank look at the basket. The play involves very little movement and trickery, and mostly relies on two tall dudes working together…

An Important Lesson From This Hideous Lakers Season: Shit Happens An Important Lesson From This Hideous Lakers Season: Shit Happens

The Lakers have lost eight of their last nine games to fall to 11th in the Western Conference, and eight games below .500. The organization appears to be in a state of ugly collapse, helped along by the distracting, doomed courtship of Anthony Davis. Luke Walton is rumored to be on his way out. LeBron James now places…

Steph Curry Busts Out Of A Slump With A Damn 60-Footer Steph Curry Busts Out Of A Slump With A Damn 60-Footer

Steph Curry opened up Monday night’s road game in San Antonio freezing cold, by his standards. He missed seven of his first eight shots, including all four of his three-point attempts. He blew a point-blank layup, and had another slapped off the glass, and bricked a wide open three from the top of the arc. There are…

Bryce Harper Limps Off After Taking A 96-MPH Fastball To The Ankle, Shit Shit Shit Bryce Harper Limps Off After Taking A 96-MPH Fastball To The Ankle, Shit Shit Shit

In the bottom of the sixth inning of a Friday spring training game, Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Trent Thornton uncorked a 96-mile-per-hour fastball directly into the right ankle of one Bryce Harper, who was making just his eighth plate appearance in a Phillies uniform. The sound of the ball popping off Harper’s…

Zion Williamson Is JUST FINE Zion Williamson Is JUST FINE

Thursday night Zion Williamson made his first appearance for Duke since the shoe explosion seen ‘round the world, helping the Blue Devils to a comfortable 84–72 win over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. For those who were concerned a knee sprain might sap some of Williamson’s brain-scrambling athleticism,…

Utah Jazz Owner Wants Her Team's Fans To Quit Being Huge Flaming Assholes All The Time Utah Jazz Owner Wants Her Team's Fans To Quit Being Huge Flaming Assholes All The Time

The dickweed Jazz fan who heckled Russell Westbrook until Westbrook threatened to kick both his ass and the ass of his wife has been permanently banned from Utah’s home arena. That’s fair and appropriate, but a lingering consequence of Monday’s exchange is an ongoing public discussion about the very shitty reputation…

Atlanta's Trae Young-John Collins Duo Is Going To Be Very Fun, Very Soon Atlanta's Trae Young-John Collins Duo Is Going To Be Very Fun, Very Soon

The Hawks handily smushed the visiting Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday evening, by the score of 132–111. Because the Hawks haven’t been officially eliminated from the playoff race, and because their young players are doing cool things and steadily developing into useful NBA players, every time they win it can seem like…

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