Black Grantland's Old White Guy To Black People: Do What I Tell You

Yesterday, news dropped that Jason Whitlock was about to make Mike Wise, an oldish white Washington Post columnist and proud champion of liberal causes, his second official "black Grantland" hire. That's interesting not just because of what he is—this is supposed to be a site bursting with young, up-and-coming… » 11/18/14 5:30pm 11/18/14 5:30pm

Report: Kickboxer Died After Bout Due To Cheap Promoter, Inept Doctors

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel went long this weekend on the death of Dennis Munson, a 24-year-old kickboxer who in March collapsed in the ring following his first amateur bout and died hours later. It's a harrowing read that catalogues a litany of errors that started well before the fight and continued during and… » 11/17/14 3:13pm 11/17/14 3:13pm

Todd Gurley's Tumultuous Season Is Over After Tearing His ACL

Georgia running back and former Heisman favorite Todd Gurley tore his ACL last night on a six-yard run. When he was injured, the Bulldogs were up 27-7 on Auburn with about five minutes left to play. It was his first game back from a four-game suspension for signing memorabilia in exchange for around $3,000. » 11/16/14 3:55pm 11/16/14 3:55pm

Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward

Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde was tasked with awarding Madison Bumgarner the World Series MVP award, and it was a struggle. "It combines class-winning and -leading, um, you know technology and stuff," Rikk says breathlessly of the truck being awarded to Bumgarner. Poor Rikk and his notecards made Bud Selig look like… » 10/30/14 12:15am 10/30/14 12:15am

Here's T-Pain Singing His Ass Off Without Auto-Tune

T-Pain was and is entertaining—and T-Pain was and is important—not just because he built a career a decade ago by making fun, light songs about drinking and/or having sex with women, but because of how he did it. He utilized and popularized Auto-Tune, and in doing so transformed both rap and R&B, paving the way for… » 10/29/14 6:25pm 10/29/14 6:25pm