Hamilton Nolan · 12/30/13 01:19PM

Good Idea Alert: Why not have a football bowl game that begins at midnight on New Year's day, just after the ball drops? That way you can turn the game on at your New Year's party.

Lacey Donohue · 11/29/13 03:59PM

As part of his hazing ritual for joining Manchester United, a young David Beckham had to jerk off to a picture of another dude in front of his jeering teammates.

Guy Writes Football Thing

John Cook · 11/21/13 03:47PM

Adam Weinstein, the newest addition to the Gawker family, has written a vivid and moving account of his days as an instructor at Florida State University, where the football program has fully captured the academic mission, for our brolleagues at Deadspin. Football is the one with the longish ball, I think.

The Stupidest Solution to the "Redskins" Controversy

Hamilton Nolan · 10/18/13 08:56AM

Charles Krauthammer is a conservative columnist with a permanent sourpuss etched into his self-impressed face. He is not a sports columnist, okay? Yet he has managed, quite impressively, to come up with the single most inane solution yet for the "Washington Redskins" name controversy.

Universities Exist Primarily to Enrich Football Coaches

Hamilton Nolan · 05/08/13 08:04AM

Our nation's great institutions of higher learning exist for a very clear and noble purpose: to enrich themselves, and, by extension, their football coaches. Data shows that they are pursuing this mission with selfless zeal.

NFL's Kerry Rhodes Isn't Gay, He Just Carries Around Dudes While Shirtless

Rich Juzwiak · 04/11/13 01:45PM

Yesterday, the incoherent jumble of insinuations, flat-out lies and chiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllleeeees that is MediaTakeOut posted a MTO SUPER DUPER WORLD EXCLUSIVE featuring pictures of NFL free agent Kerry Rhodes "ON VACATION ... With One Of His 'MALE FRIENDS!!'" In its homophobic way that villainizes but stops short of exhibiting direct malice, MTO branded the shots of Rhodes and a much wispier dude seemingly canoodling in a tropical setting as "suspect."

Hamilton Nolan · 02/20/13 09:28AM

Florida Atlantic University's football stadium will be named after GEO Group, which runs private prisons. Appropriate.

If a Real Raven Fought a Real 49er, Who Would Win?

Max Read · 02/03/13 11:00AM

This evening's Super Bowl, which pits the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers, raises an obvious question: if a real Corvus corax fought a real 19th-century California gold panner, who would win? We talked to experts and did some research to find out.