When Cognitive Dissonance Isn't Enough

I love football. Love it. It is my biggest distraction from the stress of my daily life, it is my Sunday, and in October, when two of my dearest friends were getting married in a wedding including a full Mass on a Sunday, I was checking scores on my phone. » 1/03/15 8:30pm 1/03/15 8:30pm

The Entertaining Reasons Why Married Athletes Put A Ring On It

Prince William has taken flack for eschewing a wedding ring, but there's a group of dudes who could probably get out of wearing theirs by reason of occupational hazard: pro athletes. Nonetheless, some choose to put a ring on it. And their reasons are pretty amusing. » 11/03/11 7:00pm 11/03/11 7:00pm

Everyone Has An Opinion About The Late Amy Winehouse

Today is the day that everyone pretends that they didn't make fun of Amy Winehouse and her demons, at least a little bit. It's all fun and games until someone ends up dead at age 27. » 7/24/11 11:00am 7/24/11 11:00am

Jeremy Piven's Kind Of Surprising Thoughts On Roethlisberger And The…

Charges against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were dropped, mind you. Nevertheless, Piven doesn't really seem to be looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday. » 1/31/11 2:57pm 1/31/11 2:57pm

Sexual Assault And The Super Bowl

The number of NFL teams still in the running toward becoming America's Next Top Big Tackley Dudes has been narrowed down to two, and both teams contain players with serious sexual assault allegations. What's a fan to do? » 1/25/11 2:00pm 1/25/11 2:00pm

Roethlisberger Rewarded For His Commitment To Not Raping

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger originally received a six-game suspension as a result of rape accusations against him. But now the punishment has been cut down because he went to church. And apologized to his teammates. And cried. » 9/07/10 12:37pm 9/07/10 12:37pm

Straight Talk From An Athlete: Pay Up Or Be Accused Of Rape

Distracting the menfolk from playing well isn't the only way women mess with athletes. They can also play the rape card! But not if you pay them off, says an anonymous NFL player in an advice column. » 6/18/10 3:30pm 6/18/10 3:30pm

"Let The Thugs Play:" NPR Commentator On Roethlisberger Rape Case

Frank DeFord spectacularly misses the point of the Ben Roethlisberger rape allegations today, asking, "Don't you just want to say, 'Let the thugs play'?" » 4/28/10 1:40pm 4/28/10 1:40pm

4 Ways The Cops Screwed Up The Roethlisberger Case

Wondering why Ben Roethlisberger has been suspended from football for rape allegations, but won't actually be tried? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains the law enforcement conflicts of interest that may have gotten him off the hook. » 4/26/10 3:40pm 4/26/10 3:40pm

Crowd Taunts Roethlisberger At NFL Draft • Girl Forced To Leave School…

• The crowd at last night's NFL draft had some interesting words for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When Roger Goodell stepped up to announce their pick, he was met with chants of "she said no!" » 4/23/10 5:20pm 4/23/10 5:20pm

Despite Rape Accusations, Nike Stands By Its Man

As Timothy Egan points out in today's Times, Nike is one of the few sponsors to stick by Tiger Woods. The company is also retaining an even more questionable sport star: Ben Roethlisberger. » 4/22/10 9:30am 4/22/10 9:30am

Lindsay DJs Drunk; Gabourey Blames Self For Chris Rock Grope: "I'm Too…

Gag-Worthy Guitar Hero Ad Features Hefner • Semenya To Keep Her Gold

• Ugh. Could someone please explain why Hugh Hefner is appearing in ads for Guitar Hero 5? Does seeing him in his bathrobe, surrounded by pants-less playmates playing air-guitar actually make anyone want to buy the game? • » 9/09/09 5:40pm 9/09/09 5:40pm

Roethlisberger Accused Of Rape, ESPN Says Nothing: "That's Rape Culture"

Andrea McNulty, a hostess at a Lake Tahoe Harrah's, is suing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for raping her. So why did ESPN tell its reporters not to cover the suit? » 7/24/09 5:00pm 7/24/09 5:00pm