This Year's Bad NFL Teams Are Some Of The Worst Ever

Every season, there are at least a few atrocious NFL teams, teams that are disasters. But this season there are six of those teams—Jets, Jaguars, Titans, Raiders, Buccaneers, and Washington. Which seems like an abnormally high amount of shitty teams. So using Pro Football Reference data, we examined the six worst NFL… » 12/19/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For Kinksters Who Want To Save Cash

While the holiday season is known for revisiting bonds with family and friends, it also presents great opportunities for celebrating bondage with lovers and pets. But BDSM gear can cost a ton of money. And giving your partner a chastity cage in front of everyone as your family opens gifts could get awkward. But… » 12/16/14 4:35pm Tuesday 4:35pm

Big 12 Announces There Could Be Two "One True Champions"

Since it's believed the College Football Playoff selection committee will reward teams for winning conference championships, knots in the Big 12's undies tightened because the Big 12's highest rated team, No. 5 TCU, doesn't control its own destiny in winning the conference's championship. Afraid it might get left out… » 12/02/14 2:08pm 12/02/14 2:08pm

Andy Dalton Dug His Team A Hole With An Early Interception

Whenever we round up the most highly leveraged plays every week using Brian Burke's WPA from Advanced Football Analytics, the list is usually littered with late-game turnovers and touchdowns. So it's interesting that Andy Dalton getting picked off by Tampa Bay's Johnthan Banks on the very first play from scrimmage … » 12/01/14 11:25am 12/01/14 11:25am

Who Regressed More After His Rookie Year, RG3 Or Charlie Batch?

Since Robert Griffin's spectacular rookie season, there have been an previous few other things to talk about with regard to Washington—especially once he started to regress. Now there's speculation he could be traded. It's obvious his production has declined, but to what extent exactly? Is it as bad as it seems? » 11/26/14 2:43pm 11/26/14 2:43pm

Few Teams Have Been More Mediocre Than Nebraska This Decade

There are two ways to go about being mediocre in college football. Strictly definitionally, a team can settle in somewhere directly between schools like Stanford and those like Eastern Michigan—finishing around .500 every season. But the more sneaky and much more frustrating sort of mediocre is the one that Nebraska… » 11/25/14 9:44am 11/25/14 9:44am

Notre Dame Dicked Themselves On Some Late 4th Quarter Plays

Down three with just a few minutes remaining in the game, Notre Dame was pushing the ball deep into Louisville territory and had a chance to take a late lead with a go-ahead touchdown. Facing second and goal from the nine yard line, it appeared the Irish would at the very least tie the game and send it to overtime.… » 11/24/14 3:15pm 11/24/14 3:15pm

Melvin Gordon Could Break The Heisman's Quarterback Streak

Melvin Gordon's record-breaking shitstomping of Nebraska made it clear this season is the best chance a running back has had at the Heisman in years. Gordon's only the second player to reach 1,900 yards through 10 games since 2000. And his yards per attempt are 2.8 yards better than the other back to reach 1,900 this… » 11/19/14 1:45pm 11/19/14 1:45pm

Carolina Won And Then Lost The Game On Two Huge 4th Quarter Plays

Late in the fourth quarter against the Falcons, Cam Newton and the Panthers were driving, down two, when Newton hit his rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin for a 17-yard gain, taking Carolina down to the Atlanta 32, within field goal range. It represented the biggest gain in WPA for the week—28 percentage points by the… » 11/17/14 1:00pm 11/17/14 1:00pm

Clayton Kershaw Is Great. But Pedro Martinez Was More Dominant.

When Clayton Kershaw is inducted into the Hall of Fame some day, we may well look back on this year as his best. For most batters, their only hope of hitting him this season was to swing at the first pitch hoping for a fastball. As ridiculous as his numbers are, though—a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 239 strikeouts… » 11/13/14 3:22pm 11/13/14 3:22pm

Drew Brees's Fumble Was The Most Disastrous Play Of Week 10

Drew Brees made several big plays to will the Saints into overtime and give his team a chance at beating the 49ers. But in overtime Brees was sacked and fumbled, which led to San Francisco's game-winning field goal. The fumble was the detrimental play of the week according to data from Brian Burke of Advanced… » 11/10/14 12:36pm 11/10/14 12:36pm

Yeah, Everyone Likes The Hornets More Than The Bobcats

This chart from the Wall Street Journal shows Cleveland, predictably, getting the biggest bump in Facebook likes this offseason after bringing LeBron home. But Charlotte was the only other team to have their likes increase by more than 10 percent, and that's because the Hornets are great, and the Bobcats suck. » 11/07/14 12:55pm 11/07/14 12:55pm