Sports Nut
Sports Nut
Nov. 2 2016 4:36 PMRacist Mascot Wins World Series, PresidencyHeadlines from the future.
Oct. 28 2016 1:50 PMWhy Chief Wahoo Is Still GrinningProtests against the Cleveland Indians’ racist, red-faced caricature never work. They just make its supporters stronger.
Oct. 25 2016 4:08 PMThe Curse BreakerFirst, Theo Epstein saved the Red Sox. Now he’s rescuing the Cubs. Here’s his secret.
Oct. 21 2016 12:22 PMCubs Win!How the most pessimistic fans in sports transformed into a bunch of optimists.
Oct. 4 2016 5:58 PMIn Praise of Baseball’s One-Game PlayoffThe traditionalists are wrong.
Sept. 23 2016 2:03 PMWhy Do the Green Bay Packers’ Opponents Stay at a Radisson in Appleton?A Slate investigation.
Sept. 18 2016 6:49 PMSo You Dropped the Ball Before You Scored a TouchdownYou are far, far from alone.
Sept. 8 2016 2:43 PMForecasting the 2016 New England PatriotsWill this year’s Belichick and Brady squad be excellent or merely really, really good?
Sept. 7 2016 9:45 AMThe Least Boring Thing in BaseballKorean first pitches—an appreciation.
Aug. 29 2016 4:58 PM“The Nature of His Injury Was Not Alarming”Tony Romo keeps getting hurt. The Dallas Cowboys keep saying it’s no big deal.
Aug. 23 2016 10:20 AMHow I Won the Minnesota Twins’ Mascot RaceStep 1: Scout the competition. Step 2: Pick the fish costume.
July 22 2016 12:00 PMOut at HomeKen Griffey Jr.’s Cincinnati homecoming was supposed to be heartwarming and triumphant. It was a disaster.
July 14 2016 4:25 PMThe Englishman Who Jogged Up a MountainTour de France leader Chris Froome’s bike got smashed by a motorcycle. So he took off running.
July 13 2016 7:03 PMThis Bar Fight Is Under ReviewHow the NBA would evaluate Draymond Green’s alleged slap at an East Lansing watering hole.
July 11 2016 6:13 PMFlying Biles, Leaping Laurie, and Kocian in MotionThe best photos from the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic trials.
Nov. 2 2016 2:02 PMAroldis Chapman and the Cost of Risk AversionHow Joe Maddon’s fear of losing Game 6 could cost the Cubs in Game 7.
Oct. 25 2016 4:36 PMIt Might Be. It Could Be. It Is?Can you tell a home run from a fly ball? Take our video quiz.
Oct. 25 2016 11:09 AMTolstoy Was Still Alive. Jessica Tandy Hadn’t Been Born.The state of the world in 1908, the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.
Oct. 5 2016 4:17 PMMickey Mantle Is Alive, and He Plays in AnaheimSo why is Mike Trout less famous than Jimmy Garoppolo?
Sept. 25 2016 2:28 PMJosé Fernández Was the Future of BaseballThe Marlins’ exuberant, Cuban-born pitcher changed what it means to play the game the right way.
Sept. 22 2016 1:33 PMIdiots on the Field Are the Forbidden Fruit of Sports TVWhy don’t networks show them?
Sept. 14 2016 1:20 PMA More Convenient SeasonIt’s absurd for Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney to invoke Martin Luther King Jr. to scold the NFL’s anthem protesters.
Sept. 7 2016 3:51 PMYou Have Permission to Get Excited About Christian PulisicForget cautious optimism. It’s now OK to fall in love with American soccer’s new 17-year-old star.
Aug. 30 2016 11:51 AMA Jock SpringIn 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists at the Olympics. Forty-eight years later, Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.
Aug. 25 2016 4:40 PMThe Hope Solo MistakeU.S. Soccer needed to get rid of its goalkeeper, but not like this.
July 28 2016 4:59 PM“Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too”That quote has haunted Michael Jordan for decades. But did he really say it?
July 18 2016 7:55 PM“People Told Me to Shut Up and Play Football”Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins on why athletes are speaking out about social justice.
July 13 2016 7:48 PMTim Duncan and John Cleese Are Exactly AlikeAccording to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
July 12 2016 7:55 PM“The Zika Virus, You Know, and All That Crap”Golfers are using a public health crisis as an excuse to skip an event they don’t want to play. They should be ashamed.
July 11 2016 7:32 AMDavid Ortiz Is the Best Home Run Trotter of All TimeHe’s got style, he’s got personality, and he rounds the bases more slowly than anyone else in Major League Baseball.