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  1. Your Semi-Ignorant College Football Guide, Week 12

    Shane Ryan

    Guys, I'm not gonna put lipstick on the Week 12 pig. This is not a terrific Saturday. After several weeks of knocking us back on our heels with marquee game after marquee game, NCAA football is slumming it. This is the week when most SEC teams are pl...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  2. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 1!

    Shane Ryan

    You think you're more excited than me about the start of college football? You think?! Then tell me this, hotshot: Did you bring a football to church to get blessed by a priest? In that case, you are definitely more excited than me. I wouldn't do tha...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  3. About Last Night: The Rise of the Bentonite

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Tony Parker scored 34 points and dished out eight assists as the Spurs remained unbeaten in the postseason, beating the Thunder 120-111 and going up 2-0 ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  4. About Last Night: Celtics Aren't Feeling Melo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony notched his second career triple-double (35 points, 12 boards, 10 assists) as the Knicks beat the Celtics 118-110. Evil Celtics forward K...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  5. Kansas-Mizzou: One Way to Win, One Way to Lose

    Shane Ryan

    It's come to my attention that college basketball fans prefer not to read anything negative about their favorite teams. And now that Eli Manning has ushered in the postpartisan age that President Obama could only dream of, I feel inspired to stay pos...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. About Last Night: The Prince of Detroit City

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. A source reported that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal with former Brewers slugger Prince Fielder. The hefty contract was...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  7. The Eight Best Games from Championship Week

    Shane Ryan

    It's the last week before bowl season, and though much has been decided, there's at least a modicum of drama left. Let's get all judgmental and count down the eight best games. 8. No. 9 Oregon vs. "UCLA," "Pac-12" "Championship" Once in a while, ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  8. About Last Weekend: Rolled Tide

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. In a battle of the top-ranked teams in college football, LSU beat Alabama 9-6 in overtime. The whole game was like a chess match, with both teams pl...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  9. About Last Night: Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For?

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Mike Napoli's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Rangers a 4-2 win over the Cardinals and a 3-2 lead in the World Series. Napoli, a righty, hit h...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  10. Gordon's Left Foot: The Week 6 College Football Recap

    Shane Ryan

    The week of the almost-upset has mercifully ended. In some ways, this is the worst week of all. Your hopes are elevated, you're primed for some fantastic endings, and then it all crashes on your head like a wet straw roof. We've all been there, right...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. The College Football Spectacular: Week 6 Preview

    Shane Ryan

    Have you followed the Jordan Jefferson saga? If you haven't, it's not measurably different from any of the other black marks on college football's name. The gist is that the LSU quarterback and some teammates were at a Baton Rouge bar in August when ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. About Last Night: Freese Frame

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. With a home run, a double, and 4 RBIs, David Freese emerged from his series-long slump to lead the Cardinals over the Phillies 5-3 and force a Game 5 in...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  13. The College Football Spectacular: Week 5 Preview

    Shane Ryan

    If you're like me, you spend a good part of the day pondering this question: how can the College Football Spectacular win a Pulitzer Prize? This week, I realized there was just one way — exposing injustice. Seriously, take a look at the list of...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. About Last Night: Wild Card Showdown

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Going into the final day of the season, the AL wild-card race is a dead heat. Boston nearly blew an 8-4 lead, but the first two career home runs by rookie...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  15. Gordon's Left Foot: A College Football Recap

    Shane Ryan

    When I was a kid, before I knew any better, I rooted for Notre Dame football. You can blame the influence of my stepfather or my Catholic roots or the musty old books I found in the school library, with their whitewashed tales of Knute Rockne. It cer...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  16. About Last Weekend: Zambrano Gets the Ban

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The long, terrible reign of Dan Uggla is over. Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney robbed Uggla of a hit in the fifth inning, and the Braves secon...

    Blog | August 15, 2011