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Three More Coaches Who Lied About Their History

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Yale football coach Tom Williams, who resigned this week for lying on his resume. He claimed to have been a Rhodes scholar candidate, and was even cited as a finalist during several stories about quarterback Patrick Witt’s Rhodes application. However, a New York Times investigation revealed that, [...]

Stupid Questions: Great Moments in Super Bowl Media Day History

New Orleans, January 1981. My first Super Bowl. I’m trying to ask questions of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Charlie Smith at the first media availability. He’d recently broken his jaw, the wires in his mouth standing sentry against solid nourishment and reducing his speech to what under different circumstances would pass as beginner’s ventriloquism. (Confession: Bourbon Street overmatched [...]

10 Interesting Pieces of Sports Headgear

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with Kurt Warner leading the high-scoring Arizona Cardinals into New Orleans for a showdown with the Saints. There is speculation that a loss could mark the final game of Warner’s career, not for lack of ability (he threw for five touchdowns last week against the Packers), but because of [...]

Five Times MC Hammer Changed History

MC Hammer (aka Stanley Kirk Burrell) isn’t just the hip-hop superstar behind “U Can’t Touch This” and “Pump it Up.” He’s an influential figure, touching big events in the last two decades, kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Don’t believe me? Check out these five times that Hammer changed the world. Getting Michael Crabtree Signed Michael [...]