1. Eight Tasty Reasons to Watch the U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open tennis tournament always seems to suffer from a little bit of an inferiority complex. Die-hard tennis fans love the event to be sure, but the Open has a tendency to get lost sometimes ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about almost 8 years ago 11,358 reads 2 comments

  2. Greek pole vaulting, sponsored by Sir Mix-A-Lot

    The woman pictured below is named Erika Prezerakou, and allegedly she’s a pole vaulter for the Greek National Team. We say “allegedly” because every time we try to read actual words about Ms...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 960 reads 0 comments

  3. Link dump: Elmo shows WNBA his pimp hand

    Historians no doubt will determine the exact date that the WNBA officially died, but we’re laying even odds that Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 will be high on the list of possibilities...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  4. ESPN personalities exploring outer limits of jocksniffery

    So here’s a simple question for new ESPN ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer that crossed my mind while subjecting myself to 30 seconds of a recent “Mike and Mike in the Morning” radio show: ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  5. Some non-Pitino story ideas for our friends in the media

    For the record, we here at the Poopdome didn’t tar and feather Louisville coach Rick Pitino a couple weeks ago when he came clean, so to speak, on his 5-year-old extramarital tryst the way many of our fellow bloggers did...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  6. Finally, an NFL owner who can relate to well-conditioned athletes

    Can you imagine the conversation that takes place when Serena Williams, who recently purchased a minority share of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, introduces herself to the players for the first ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  7. Link dump: Fanboyism rears its ugly head in Wichita

    As a recovering sports writer/editor who spent way, way, way too many years toiling in the ink-stained wretchedness of the newspaper industry, I now feel it’s my duty to let sports fans in on the dirty little secret of sports journalism...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  8. Link dump: She's a man, baby … maybe

    South African teen track sensation Caster Semenya manhandled the 800-meter women’s field to win the gold medal Wednesday at the world championships. The only problem? Well, no one seems quite sure what Semenya is...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  9. NFL analyst proves prophetic with Favre signing

    Amid the never-ending supply of hogwash reporting that’s surrounded the Brett Favre retirement saga this summer (and last), one could have hardly blamed Pat Kirwan ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  10. Five longshots to crash BCS title game party

    Well, it’s official. The college football season hasn’t even kicked off yet, and we’re already sick of hearing about Florida, Texas and USC. Oh sure, those three teams likely will be outstanding...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 54 reads 2 comments

  11. Daily dump: Did Pitino invoke 9/11 for 'sympathy'?

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino stepped up to a row of microphones on Wednesday afternoon and tried his best to quell the storm that arose after the Louisville (Ky...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  12. 10 fabulously awful uniforms in sports history

    We were thoroughly tickled recently when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced plans to bring their creamsicle uniforms out of mothballs for their home game against Green Bay on Nov. 8...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 279 reads 1 comments

  13. Daily dump: Hot redheads, crappy movies and Zeke

    There are five things we know about this weekend: 1) “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” is opening in theaters. 2) In all likelihood, it’s going to make a big ol’ pile of money...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  14. Daily dump: The Kurse of Kardashian?

    We should’ve seen this one coming. If you caught Jim Rome’s radio interview with Sean Payton on Tuesday, you heard the Saints coach offer a quick thumbs-up to the status ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  15. Daily dump: Georgia on our minds

    So Tiger Woods apparently farted Sunday and Plaxico Burress indicted" href="http://mysportsrumors.com/blog/2009/08/03/grand-jury-rules-on-plaxico-burress/" target="_blank">Plaxico Burress got indicted Monday...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  16. Best Of The Best | College Football's 10 Greatest Freshmen

    There was a time, not that long ago actually, when college football was dominated by men who looked like Hacksaw Jim Duggan, and never, ever needed a fake I.D. to get into a bar...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  17. There's money, and then there's NCAA money

    Sure, you know how your favorite school stacks up in the conference standings or top 25 poll, but do you know how they’re faring in the financial department? Wednesday’s Orlando ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  18. Daily dump: Mizzou not getting the hang of this web thing

    So if we’re to believe the Princeton Review, Penn State is America’s top party school in 2009. And why wouldn’t we? If anyone knows how to party, it’s those wacky Ivy Leaguers...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  19. Daily dump: It was a lovely weekend to be a moron

    Between Sarah Palin patting herself on the back for quitting a job, Terrell Owens’ public rant in support of Ookie Vick, and Juan Pablo Montoya’s boneheaded sprint down pit row — ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  20. Ugly wrestlers, and the hot daughters who love them

    Admittedly, we’re not the biggest pro wrestling fans you’re ever going to meet. WWE sort of jumped the shark for us around the same time The Rock started telling us to call him Dwayne...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 1,256 reads 0 comments

  21. Daily dump: ESPN will softly crush us all

    Well, at least that’s over. ESPN finally acknowledged the big pink elephant in the middle of the room late Wednesday, deciding to “cover” the Ben Roethlisberger civil ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 23 reads 0 comments

  22. As Erin Andrews Peepholegate Rages, Sports Media Misses "Armageddon"

    The Erin Andrews/Peepholegate saga has captivated sports fans, with a number of high-profile blogs and media outlets devoting their time, energy and resources to the sordid tale in near hanging chad-like proportions (see here, here and here)...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 1,040 reads 0 comments

  23. Daily dump: Why are we supposed to care about TV ratings?

    We’re not going to rehash the painful episode that unfolded Sunday in the world of sports. And no, we’re not talking about “The ESPYs”, although we’re ...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  24. We thought minor league baseball was fan friendly

    When we were scanning the sports transactions from Wednesday, this item from the American Association baseball league caught our attention: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS-Released INF BJ Wheeler and RHP BJ Litchfield...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 127 reads 0 comments

  25. Daily dump: For Stacey Dales sake, Erin Andrews must be stopped

    OK, so we’ve issued a few controversial statements here and there since we started this whole Sportspoop nonsense a couple months ago...

    Matt Tarr Written by Matt Tarr about 7 years ago 2,023 reads 0 comments