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 […]


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, […]

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