Sally Edwards Finishes Every Race Last – On Purpose
Even at age 63, Sally Edwards could probably finish near the front of most races, but she's decided to make her mark at the back instead. Edwards spoke to espnW's Sarah Spain about her strange, wonderful journey from front of the pack to last to the finish line.Read Article
Butler’s Big Dog, Blue II
With the national title game just hours away, the star of the Butler Bulldogs is taking a nap. He's had a busy few days in Houston, posing for pictures, doing interviews and making appearances. With all that running around, it's safe to say his dogs are barking.Read Article
Idiocracy in Vancouver
The best satire is that which rings most true, and the dark, dim future that Mike Judge presents in the film "Idiocracy" is beginning to seem more and more like a reality as our society finds ways to excuse its own failings.
Case in point: Wednesday night's riots in Vancouver. Nearly 150 people required medical treatment and almost 100 were arrested after the Canucks lost to the Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
North Korean Coach Offers Electrifying Excuse
After his team fell to the United States 2-0 in its World Cup opener, North Korea's coach offered up one of the most original sports excuses of all time. Kim Kwang Min said it lost because several of his players were struck by lightning almost a month ago.Read Article
Blatter Control A Problem Again
Today FIFA president Sepp Blatter put his knee in his mouth while discussing the International Olympic Committee. I would say he put his foot in his mouth, but that thing's already been in there for years. Certainly since 2004, when Blatter suggested that female soccer players should "wear tighter shorts and low cut shirts" to bring in a larger male fan base and "create a more female aesthetic." And there's no doubt he was up to his shin when he made a gay joke instead of responding honestly and appropriately to questions about the treatment of homosexuals in Qatar, the host country for the 2022 World Cup.
Well I think today Blatter finally made it up to his knee.
Ryan Dempster Uses Laughs to Help Others
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster has made a name for himself as quite the jokester, and the guy does know how to get a laugh.
He's always "on," from doing a spot-on impression of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, to performing stand-up comedy at Boston's Comedy Connection, attending a Chicago Blackhawks game dressed as Captain America, or trying to convince a reporter at the Arizona Daily Star that he is spending his offseason training to be a ninja.
Two years ago, Dempster and his wife, Jenny, received devastating news that tested their ability to smile and ultimately gave his jokes a purpose.