1. Duke Blue Devils: Why We Hate Them

    We hate Duke. We hate the Cameron Crazies—especially that weird waving they do with their hands. We hate how they smack the floor. We hate Krzyzewskiville. Duke is too much to take...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about over 4 years ago 1,136 reads 20 comments

  2. Peyton Manning Agonistes

    Rightfully so, the New Orleans Saints were the story. It seemed, from the outside at least, that those Bourbon Street bacchanals were finally given a raison d'etre other than libertinism...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about over 4 years ago 781 reads 7 comments

  3. The Real Issue with Tiger Wood's Cubs

    At some point you have to start feeling sorry for Tiger Woods. After all, he never asked that his private life be made public. He isn't some actor who was traipsing about in front of TMZ cameras trying to get some pub...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about over 4 years ago 385 reads 1 comments

  4. NFL Quarterback Tool Academy

    You may be familiar with the VH1 reality series Tool Academy . If you're not, it's a show in which hapless women trick their boyfriends, the "tools," into going on a television show that turns ...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about almost 5 years ago 370 reads 3 comments

  5. The Real "Thug League"

    Here's a thought experiment: Which professional sports league has the highest percentage of thugs—believe they're above the law, if not for their status as professional athletes, they would ...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about almost 5 years ago 1,942 reads 0 comments

  6. It's a Given: The Memphis Grizzlies Will Lose 50 Games Next Season

    Few things in life are givens: the enduring popularity of American Idol will continue to dumbfound me; televisions shows like CSI and Law and Order are, undoubtedly, undermining America's jury ...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about 5 years ago 490 reads 4 comments

  7. Just Can't Shake That NBA Conspiracy Feeling

    I have never subscribed to conspiracy theories. Whatever it is—Tower Seven, Castro, the mob and JFK, the girl in the polka dot dress, Skull and Bones, The Freemasons, the Trilateral Commission, ...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about 5 years ago 2,092 reads 1 comments

  8. A Sudden Obsession and Next Year's Letdown for Memphis Basketball

    The Serenity Prayer goes, "O God and Heavenly Father,/ Grant to us the serenity of mind to accept that which cannot be changed; courage to change that which can be changed,/ and wisdom to know the one from the other, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about 5 years ago 858 reads 3 comments

  9. Show Some Love to the Men Up Front

    When I was a kid, I, like many others, went out for pee-wee football. Near the end of my very first practice, the coach (or one of the coaches, on this point I’m unsure) told my dad and me that he planned on using me as an offensive lineman...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about over 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments

  10. Don't Get Your Hopes Up, St. Louis Rams Fans

    A blind squirrel finds a nut; a broken clock is right twice a day; and the St. Louis Rams won a Super Bowl. Some things happen inexplicably and vanish understandably. Now quick: name the St...

    Shaun Rouser Written by Shaun Rouser about over 5 years ago 56 reads 2 comments