Basketball Fans Treated To Ads Congratulating Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

Basketball fans tonight in several Republican-adjacent TV markets are enjoying a series of ads, prematurely bought by the American Action Network PAC, inviting viewers to call their representatives to thank them for repealing Obamacare today—something that did not happen. 

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Street Fighter II Wizard Discovers New Combos 26 Years After Release

Players have had 26 years to break down Street Fighter II to its most base components, but it turns out there’s still more to discover in the legendary video game. Using a glitch that affects how the character Vega recovers from a fall, a YouTuber has figured out how to pull off some new combos in this classic game.

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Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders fans hold up signs about the team's possible move to Las Vegas during an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif. City and county officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on a deal for a new $1.3 billion stadium that supporters hope will keep the Oakland Raiders in town. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors’ plans for the first time for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team. ”We’re not giving up in the fourth quarter,” Schaaf said in a statement.


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Ireland's Seamus Coleman Gets His Leg Snapped By Welsh Defender In World Cup Qualifier 

Ireland defender Seamus Coleman was stretchered off the field during a World Cup qualifying match against Wales today, after a flying tackle by Welsh defender Neil Taylor appeared to snap his leg. Taylor was immediately issued a red card.

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Gonzaga's Jordan Mathews Once Hooped It Up On Teletubbies

Before Jordan Mathews was a basketball player on Gonzaga, he was a slightly smaller basketball player on the children’s show Teletubbies. There he is, practicing with his dad Phil, former coach of the San Francisco Dons and current coach of Riverside City College. Jordan’s shooting percentage wasn’t as great back…

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The Pewdiepie Fiasco, One Month Later

It’s been a little over a month since the blow-up surrounding Felix ‘Pewdiepie’ Kjellberg, and the Wall Street Journal report leading to the cancellation of his premium show. Since then, a lot has happened to the YouTuber and to at least one of the reporters who worked on that story.

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"Footy McFooty Face" Leads Fan Vote For San Diego's Potential MLS Team Name

It’s pretty easy to come up with the kind of barfy, ahistorical team names MLS franchises love to pick, so kudos to the ownership group trying to invent a soccer team in San Diego and buy its way into the league for crowdsourcing a little more imagination. Though maybe “Footy McFooty Face” wasn’t quite what they…

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Actually, The Huskies Didn't Want Michael Porter Jr. Anyway, Says Local Columnist

Washington Huskies head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was fired shortly after finishing a soggy 9-22 campaign, the worst in his 14 years at the helm, despite having the likely No. 1 overall pick (Markelle Fultz) in the upcoming NBA Draft. This seemingly non-controversial decision was made much more complicated by the…

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White Sox Prospect Yoan Moncada Eats Up To 85 Twinkies A Week

Twenty-one-year-old second baseman Yoan Moncada of the Chicago White Sox—the key player in a major trade the Pale Hose made last year that sent ace pitcher Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox—is widely regarded as the best prospect in baseball. At 6’2″, 205 lbs., he’s a switch-hitter with a linebacker’s build, lightning…

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Alshon Jeffery And Adam Schefter Show Us How The Scoop Game Is Played

Tim Rohan of The MMQB spent the start of NFL free agency shadowing Adam Schefter for 24 hours. What he produced was a revealing timeline that chronicles the manic energy of an NFL scoop hound on the biggest day of the year for NFL scoop hounds. And Alshon Jeffery is all pissed off about it, for some reason.

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Arkansas Senate Attempts To Fix Stupid Bill Allowing Guns In Football Stadium

On Wednesday, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law one of the more ill-conceived bills in the recent history of state politics, making it legal for people to carry concealed handguns in government buildings, college campuses, and even some bars. Do you think that rowdy drunk people attending games at the…

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Confessions Of A Petty Citrus Thief

Perhaps the best perk of living in California, better than proximity to robber barons or weed, is the ubiquitous presence of fruit trees. Anecdotally speaking, everyone has a dang lemon, orange, plum, or avocado tree. Even when our fair state was in the worst throes of the mega drought, one could grow healthy batches…

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I Don't Think I Can Deal With Jim Harbaugh In Slim-Fit Khakis

The only thing Jim Harbaugh loves as much as football, Twitter, baseball dust, milk, and his bitchin’ mitt is a fresh pair of khaki pants. For years, Harbaugh has worn ill-fitting but absurdly cheap khakis, because luxury only serves to dull one’s taste for victory. It’s a little jarring, then, to see that Harbaugh is…

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