Prior to and even after the inception of a college football playoff (which would be given the creative proper noun name of College Football Playoff), the naysayers said that expanding the postseason to four teams would cheapen the regular season, that games would become less meaningful. And as anyo ... More >>
I'm not a big women's basketball guy. That statement is not meant as a slight toward women. I love women! I'm just not a huge fan of their brand of basketball, which is built around a seemingly stronger gravitational pull than the men's game and a false veil of "fundamental superiority" over their ... More >>
Back when Hair Balls was carefully considering which college to attend (i.e., flipping a coin), we were mostly concerned with what campus had the most liquor stores within walking distance. The furthest thing from our mind was whether any dining hall menus offered chickpea masala, like Rice Universi ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
What the sensible college student should be carryingThings we learned today: "The Texas College Republicans and Young Conservatives of Texas don't always see eye to eye." Big Tent, baby!!! The claim comes in an announcement that -- despite the overwhelming variety of opinions among members o ... More >>
Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.
After years of fighting everybody and anybody, now the ornery, annoying civil rights activist has to concentrate on fighting for his life.
The "Illegal Alien" costume causing uproar amongst immigrant rights activists, anti-immigrant supporters and free speech advocates is the first major faux pas of this Halloween season. While anti-immigrant supporters are scrambling to find the costume, immigrant rights activists are calling for ... More >>
Hard to believe it's been 20 years since gangsta rap went overground with N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton. Through Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg to Tupac and Eminem, it launched most of hip-hop's biggest stars for a good decade, but these days even artists like T.I. and Lil Wayne have sacrificed serious str ... More >>
When a list of "Top Ten Gun Safety Tips" begins with "Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction, such as at a hippy or a Communist," you know two things: 1) Some conservative group is involved. 2) You won't be rolling in tears of laughter by the time you finish the list. ("Hippy"? Why, you ... More >>
The Milk and Cereal comes to Warehouse Live
Amid flailing swords and flying shields, these modern-day knights fight on
The next time you’re at a party or out with friends and feel like bringing the conversation to a standstill, try bringing up the death penalty. It’s the rhetorical equivalent of announcing you’ve got the Hanta virus or, you know, maybe Osama bin Laden isn’t all that evil. But Dallas-raised A ... More >>
Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.
The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns
Welcome to R. Kelly's sex planet
Earlier today John Nova Lomax posted Craig Malisow's Most Played songs on iTunes, including jams by Chicago, Eddie Money and Billy Joel. Here's Malisow's response: One of these days in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future, when irony is dead, and the sheep at Pitchfork have been rounded up and d ... More >>
Kermit hurt himself today
The Kid's Suspended, But Talented
The Chron's blog obsession leaves taste behind
As the nation reels over the Virginia Tech tragedy, as we look to our leaders for guidance and answers, one voice has remained conspicuously silent – until now. Today, for what might be the first time in history – but should not be the last – the words “By Ted Nugent, Special to CNN” appea ... More >>
Broadcasting high school games, ESPN-style