Kevin Durant needed 4 minutes to illustrate how doomed NBA defenses are

The Golden State Warriors were an exceptionally great basketball team last season. They then went out and signed an exceptionally great basketball player in Kevin Durant. There might be an adjustment period that halts their rise from exceptionally great to some unparalleled height, but at some point there are going to get there. And when […]


What Should The NY Jets Do?

It was not even fun while it lasted, but the 2016 NY Jets season is effectively over. We will not make the playoffs for the sixth year in a row. At best, maybe we will end 5-11 and even that may be optimistic. The team is regressing on all sides of the ball, the fan […]


Ohio State is James Franklin’s last chance in 2016 to get his first-ever signature win

James Franklin has done good things at Penn State. He’s shepherded the Nittany Lions through the aftereffects of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and he’s signed strong recruiting classes despite rivals trying to use someone else’s wrongs against him. Franklin hasn’t lost many clunkers. Falling to Illinois in 2014 wasn’t great, nor was Temple in 2015. […]

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Down Goes Donald! The New Yorker Depicts Clinton’s Legendary Knockout

On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for a third and final debate prior to the Nov. 8 presidential election. If the Democratic nominee was Muhammad Ali, her Republican opponent was Sonny Liston. The result: a legendary knockout for Clinton. The outcome was depicted in a cartoon The New Yorker published Thursday […]


NASCAR mailbag: How will the limit on Sprint Cup drivers in Xfinity Series races work?

Each Wednesday SB Nation’s NASCAR reporter Jordan Bianchi answers your questions about the latest news and happenings within the sport. If you have a mailbag question email Is NASCAR really going to limit how many Xfinity Series races a Sprint Cup driver can run in a given year, or is this just an idea […]


D.C. United 3 – 1 New York City F.C.

The penultimate game of the season for both DC United and New York City FC was a must win for both. A win for United would see them qualify for the post-season playoffs without relying on the result of the New England Revolution’s game (which they lost), while a win for City would see them […]


Here’s what Big 12 members were told not to say about the league’s expansion decision

Here’s an internal Big 12 memo obtained by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, who reports the memo instructed league members to describe the conference’s decision to not expand as being unanimous, whether it was or wasn’t. The memo lists some Dos. Let us focus on the Don’ts. “Don’t say we are at a competitive disadvantage.” Having only […]