The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

David Zirin, Marxist Sports Blogger

Professor Donald Douglas has been trying to get me to pay attention to this, and I’ve struggled mightily to resist. It makes my head hurt to think of it, but The Nation — a publication that spent 74 years cheerleading for the Bolsheviks — now has a sports blogger named David Zirin, whose output is […]

Baseball Plans to Ban … Baseball?

The collision at home plate between a runner trying to score and a catcher trying to make the tag — dude, that’s baseball. So the news that Major League Baseball is planning to ban home plate collisions has sparked outrage from fans. Pete Da Tech Guy provides a sample of the reaction and asks: “Hey, […]

Well, I Shouldn’t Disappoint Pete

Da Tech Guy is disappointed that I didn’t take up his earlier challenge to address the fakeness of the 1973 Billy Jean King/Bobby Riggs “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, but as I said, I recognized it as hype at the time. Although I didn’t know the fix was in — because Bobby Riggs owed […]

Because Satan Is a Yankees Fan

The Orioles had two men on base and nobody out in the top of the 8th. The Yankees were leading 5-2, but the O’s had the tying run at bat and the count went to 3-and-2. And then something happened that had never happened in the entire history of Major League Baseball: Triple plays of […]

Slouching Toward Cougartown

From fame to shame: NFL cheerleader (left) in her police mug shot (right) Jeff Gurner at Viral Read reports the disturbing story of the woman who was arrested for making advances on a 12-year-old boy: Elizabeth Leigh Garner, a former Tennessee Titans cheerleader, was indicted last week on charges of aggravated sexual battery and solicitation […]

Lance Armstrong For President

by Smitty Watch me take a contrary position on the famous cyclist, who is demonstrating more integrity than many public figures in circulation: Lance’s confessional comes at an interesting time. For more than a decade, Armstrong dared anybody who challenged his version of events to prove it. Finally, he told the tale himself after promising over […]

Gigantic 50-Year-Old Transsexual College Women’s Basketball Player Is Not Crazy

Sports news or the Rocky Horror Picture Show? It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than her Santa Clara community college teammates […]

ALABAMA 32, GEORGIA 28

An exclusive report from our Alabama bureau: By Bert The Samoan Lawyer SPECIAL TO THE OTHER MCCAIN TUSCALOOSA In a stunning display of the ability to run out the clock, in a game punctuated by clock mismanagement on both sides, an Alabama team that displayed exactly the same weaknesses that it underlined in Sharpie, highlighted, […]

Women’s Basketball Star Revealed as Lesbian, Also Violently Crazy

Chamique Holdsclaw is 6-foot-2, 172 pounds. She was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Tennessee and, during her 11 seasons of pro basketball, averaged nearly 17 points per game. And she is now wanted on an aggravated assault charge: An arrest warrant was issued for former basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw on Thursday after a […]

U.S. Women’s Water Polo Team Wins Gold Medal With Five Goals From Maggie Steffens and Support From This Blog

Mainly it was Maggie Steffens, of course: The 19-year-old Steffens on Thursday capped a stunning two-week performance in London, scoring five goals to power the U.S. past Spain 8-5 and give the Americans their first ever Olympic women’s water polo title. . . . [A]fter a tight first quarter in the final, it was the […]

Go for the Gold, Melissa Seidemann!

Having previously made clear my enthusiasm for water polo – the Official Olympic Sport for Guys Who Like Full-Grown Women — I am pleased to report that the U.S. team won its quarterfinal match yesterday, defeating Italy 9-6, thanks to Our Favorite Player: Melissa Seidemann scored on all three of her shots and captain Brenda Villa added […]

Kayla Harrison: ‘This Is My Day. This Is My Purpose. I’m Not Afraid to Win.’

The title quote is the pre-match mantra of the 22-year-old who won a gold medal in judo yesterday, and who in an interview last month told a reporter: “I do believe things happen for a reason.” There are times in life when survival is victory. You make up your mind every day just to keep going, and […]

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