X
06.26.15 Liam Mathews

The New York State Assembly ended its session Thursday night without taking up the bill that would legalize mixed martial arts, the Daily News reports, keeping MMA illegal in the state until at least the next legislative session. The State Senate voted in favor of legalizing MMA earlier this month, and Governor Cuomo said he […]

Read More…

06.17.15 Liam Mathews

The State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill, 49-13, to allow Mixed Martial Arts, a popular form of supervised violence, in New York State, the New York Post reports. If a similar bill passes in the Assembly, MMA could soon be legalized in New York. “It’s the right thing to do,” said Sen. Timothy Kennedy […]

Read More…

06.01.15 Liam Mathews

In something of a great moment for corporate-public partnerships, Nike is in the process of repairing the deteriorated soccer field (or “pitch,” which is what you call the field if you say “football”) in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, which the company originally paid for back in 2006. Bowery Boogie reports that new turf has been […]

Read More…

03.16.15 Liam Mathews

Papa John’s has an outstanding promotion: If any of your local sports teams win, Papa John’s pizza is half off the next day. So an enterprising fellow named Ben Packard created a web app that keeps track of all the scores and gives you a simple “yes” or “no” answer to the question the website’s […]

Read More…

12.26.14 Rhett Jones

If you don’t watch Off The Air, you’re not alone. Despite its relatively small cult following, the network has stuck by this ridiculous display of everything-and-the-kitchen-sink imagery. It helps that ratings expectations are low for the show’s 4 AM time slot, and the fact that it’s awesome keeps up that Adult Swim cool cred. Creator Dave […]

Read More…

12.09.14 Prachi Gupta

On Monday night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn might as well been the center of the universe. There were protesters, NBA players, rap royalty, a real life prince, a duchess, and a whole lot of media. As the masses gathered outside to protest a Staten Island jury’s decision to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo […]

Read More…

09.16.14 Marina Galperina

Kudos to the Colombian women’s cycling team and their totally trolling uniforms. In a world were “gyno porn” is a thing, it’s this “explicit” tweeted photo that’s getting the internet so hot and so bothered. See? The flesh-colored bits look like “vaginas,” or rather, the contours of the pubis are unusually defined by light shadowing and fabric color […]

Read More…

05.01.14 Marina Galperina

The Soviet national ice hockey team placed in every International Ice Hockey Federation tournament they competed in, won almost every world championship and Olympic tournament between 1954 and 1991, and are generally acknowledged as THE dominant hockey team that ever was. What did it take to be the best? Not fucking up. Ever. Not when […]

Read More…

04.29.14 Andy Cush

In addition to the traditional bevy of skate, BMX, and motocross events, the upcoming Austin X-Games will feature eight teams of pro gamers competing in a Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament. If you can’t make the competition in person but yearn for the exciting spectacle of other people playing video games, you’ll also be able to stream […]

Read More…

04.22.14 Andy Cush

You will never be as cool as Valentin Delluc, the Frenchman who grinds a ski lift cable while flying down a slope with a paraglider in the video above. Delluc writes that it took “thousands and thousands of hours” of practice. […]

Read More…