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  1. The Ryder Cup Preview: Massive, Unhinged, Scottish

    Shane Ryan

    Long after I've become a twisted, bitter shell of my younger, better self (I give it two to three years), there will remain one sporting event that inspires in me those old feelings of drama, history, and romance. That event is the Ryder Cup. Th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. Rory McIlroy Becomes Iconic at the PGA Championship

    Shane Ryan

    On the sixth hole at Valhalla, on Sunday, play was so backed up that Rory McIlroy and Bernd Wiesberger, playing in the final group, arrived at the tee to find Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler waiting for the fairway to clear so they could hit their d...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. About Last Night: Rory Roars

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy beginning a 15-day period of awkwardly pretending like you haven't been traded, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite a double-bogey on the 10th, red-hot Rory McIlroy fired a five-un...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  5. The Uncensored 2014 PGA Championship Power (and Powerless!) Ranki...

    Shane Ryan

    The cover of the PGA Championship program this year features a picture of Jason Dufner and the words "THIS IS MAJOR" emblazoned below. The point, I think, is to instill a sense of drama and magnitude, but it also seems like a sad little rem...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. The Rory Coaster Reaches Its Apex at the British Open

    Shane Ryan

    There's never really been a period of time when it has been boring to be Rory McIlroy, but it's a fair guess that 2014 is already a strong contender for Most Interesting Year of His Life. Entering the season, the two-time major champion and...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. About Last Weekend: The Unwritten Rules

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy betting big on your son's future sporting accomplishments, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Toronto outfielder Colby Rasmus angered Texas starter Colby Lewis by bunting for a single in...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Opening Up

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving one final baseball stadium curtain call to the Captain of Captains, Tracy McGrady, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Thursday: Rory McIlroy opened up a one-stroke lead at the British Open at the Roy...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  9. The Uncensored 2014 U.S. Open Power Rankings

    Shane Ryan

    I just realized something: Unlike the other American majors, the U.S. Open lacks a sweet tagline. The Masters has "a tradition unlike any other," and the PGA Championship is "glory's last shot." Both pretty cool, right? But o...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  10. The Week in Gossip: Kim and Kanye's Kontentious Wedding Gues...

    Juliet Litman

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are honoring Memorial Day, the official kickoff of wedding season, by getting married in Florence this weekend. However, the pre-wedding celebration is in Paris, and their posse has already descended upon the city of lig...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Conversations With an Idiot: Is Tiger Woods 'Back'?

    Shane Ryan

    You may have heard that Tiger Woods shot a 61 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, setting a course record and tying his best professional round ever. He went on to win the tournament by seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bra...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Chicago Strikes First

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting the oil change you need every 30,000 miles followed by a stern lecture from your mechanic about decimal places, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a stunning start to the Stanley Cup final, the Chicago...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  13. About Last Night: High Five to LeBron, Heat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out protesting your local theater's lack of midnight showings of After Earth, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Miami Heat, buoyed by another vintage LeBron James performance, won a crucial Game 5, 90-79, to take...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  14. Graeme Disses Rory: Five Points of Interest From the Weekend in G...

    Shane Ryan

    After the high drama of Sergio vs. Tiger last weekend, producing the best Players Championship ratings in more than a decade, we were probably due for something a bit less energetic. But as a fisherman would say, a calm surface can disguise a roiling...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Goin' Back to Brooklyn

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making a new nonalcoholic mixed drink that's half soda water, half tonic water called the Van de Velde, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Playing without Luol Deng, Derrick Rose, and Kirk Hinrich was too much fo...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  16. Rory and Tiger Falter at the Match Play Championship

    Shane Ryan

    Tuesday night, I found myself with a group of fellow writers and assorted vagabonds at a Tucson Steakhouse called Lil Abner's. It was one of those rustic meat-and-potato joints with long wooden tables, no formal menu, and rusted barn relics hanging o...

    Blog | February 22, 2013