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03 Mar 2011 13:33


Culture: BYU forward Brandon Davies suspended for… consensual sex?

  • The showers only run cold: Brigham Young University, named after the Mormon leader of yesteryear, has a basketball team, and a rather good one. They also, however, have a student honor code that states you can’t have premarital sex. Which lead to the deeply peculiar (especially within the “win-at-all-costs” realm of collegiate athletics) revelation that BYU pivot Brandon Davies had been suspended from the team yesterday for having consensual sex with his girlfriend. Obviously, as long as they’re not violent or forced over non-believers, religious tenets are anybody’s personal right. But there’s a decent chance not all of those players are Mormon, and from the view of a secular player sitting on that bench, it must be frustrating to have your season disrupted by this. source

07 Nov 2010 21:27


Politics: Keith Olbermann breaks silence via Twitter; happy for support

  • Atta boy Keith. We don’t think what you did was particularly smart, but we think MSNBC overreacted. Glad to see you keeping up your spirits. source

06 Nov 2010 00:23


Politics: Rachel Maddow: “We should have Keith back hosting ‘Countdown'”

  • Leave it to Rachel Maddow to put a useful period on the end of that sentence.

03 Mar 2010 20:26


U.S.: Stupid parent suspended for letting stupid kid direct air traffic

  • The sound of a pending pink slip “World’s Greatest Dad” may have seemed like the proper title for the father of this kid who directed traffic at JFK Airport one day, but instead it’s “World’s Biggest Idiot.” An airport supervisor and an air traffic controller (i.e. the boss and his idiot worker) were suspended as a result of this incident, which managed to take away from the luster of Sully’s pending retirement. Miracle on the Hudson? More like miracle nobody died thanks to this kid. source

06 Jan 2010 21:16


Culture: Gunplay fail: Gilbert Arenas all jokes even when he shouldn’t be

  • It’s not often that a single photo kills an entire career. But in the case of Gilbert Arenas, this photo of him joking around about the gun incident last month – after he was already on thin ice with both the NBA and the law for the incident in the first place – led to an epic indefinite suspension and created controversy around the photo itself. That’s a good photo.

How it screws up Gilbert’s career

  • Wizards’ magic trick Arenas has been the franchise star of the Wizards for years, and he’s been something of a train wreck for most of them, partly due to his antics and history as a “jokester,” partly because he’s been injured for most of the last few years. Plus, they suck this season. He’s probably gone.
  • Promises of pain NBA commissioner David Stern is a guy who doesn’t screw around and will bring pain onto stars he thinks deserve it (just ask Ron Artest). And when he suggests “or worse” in reference to an indefinite suspension, you know he’s freaking screwed. Don’t screw with David Stern.
  • Career-ender?It’s too soon to tell whether the incident will completely screw up what had going with the NBA, but with promises of a trial and the fact that he had guns in Washington, D.C. (which has some of the strictest drug laws in the country), it might be. Or he might be Michael Vick. source

The situation with the photo

  • snapped The photo was taken last night before a game. He was joking around with his teammates, making gun symbols with his fingers.
  • snatched The next day, the NBA had Getty Images remove the photo from the wire for most of the day. The Washington Post nailed them. source

Gil’s tweets

  • I know everybody seen the pre game teammate thought to break the tention we should do that..but this is gettn way to much
  • Gilbert Arenas • Regarding the fate of his fingers, and the incredibly stupid reasoning behind them. Whichever teammate suggested that should be slapped, because he just cost Arenas a career. On a side note, does this guy know when not to tweet? Like, say, when you’re being investigated? source

13 Oct 2009 21:09


Offbeat: Cub Scout Zachary Christie not getting zero-toleranced after all

  • Funny what huge amounts of media coverage can do. Tonight, a Delaware school board decided that perhaps the rule that gave Zachary Christie 45 days in an alternative school was a little too hardcore. They changed the punishment for Christie, 6, who brought a Cub Scout multi-function utensil to school, to 3-to-5 days of out-of-school suspension. Which is still too harsh for the crime, especially since the rule change only applies to kindergartners and first-graders. Christie had 150 people in his corner tonight. source

12 Oct 2009 09:57


Offbeat: Meet the Cub Scout “criminal,” the latest zero-tolerance victim

6-year-old Zachary Christie was a little too resourceful in bringing a combo fork/knife/spoon setup to school. Zero tolerance crashed down on him. source

05 Sep 2009 00:32


Sports: LeGarrette Blount’s punk hit punished with a not-so-punk one

  • punch Oregon’s LeGarrette Blount, the team’s star running back, violently punched Boise State defensive end Byron Hout after the team lost Thursday night.
  • retaliate After viewing the tapes and seeing how blatant the move was, the team chose to suspend him for the season. The suspension effectively ends Blount’s college career. source

11 Aug 2009 11:24


Sports: It looks like Michael Vick’s jail time didn’t turn off potential teams

  • I don’t know where he’s gonna end up. I can’t tell you which teams, but I know there’s at least five.
  • A source familiar with the situation • Regarding Michael Vick’s chances of getting signed. Something tells us that teams are totally willing to live with a guy who spent a while in jail for dog fighting if he can get stuff done. So, expect Vick to be on a team’s roster this season. • source

31 Jul 2009 10:09


Biz, U.S.: Cash-for-clunkers in the trash: Is it suspended, or isn’t it?

The money is nearly gone. The Transportation Department says it’s suspended. The White House says it isn’t. Dealers weren’t sure. PANIC! source