1. NFL: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers Play the Race Card (Satire)

    If Ben Roethlisberger was a white, Super Bowl-winning quarterback for one of the NFL’s great franchises, this never would have happened...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about almost 4 years ago 121 reads 143 comments

  2. College Football: Ohio State President's Troubling Comments

    The president of Ohio State University has something to say about schools like TCU and Boise State being in the national championship. Like so many opinions pertaining to the BCS bowl system, president E...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about almost 4 years ago 754 reads 41 comments

  3. The 10 Most Over-Covered Athletes and Teams of All Time

    Mainstream media hype is here to stay. With Twitter, the Internet in general, and 24/7 sports news, we are immersed in sports headlines like never before...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about almost 4 years ago 719 reads 7 comments

  4. Fresh Meat: 10 Young Athletes We Know We’re Going to Hate

    First impressions are a big deal in life. As they say, you only get one. Many of us get those first impressions from highlight clips on SportsCenter. A running back breaks off a jaw-dropping run...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about almost 4 years ago 347 reads 36 comments

  5. NFL: Michael Vick Soaring with the Philadelphia Eagles

    Of all things, Andy Reid is going to take a ton of heat for this. In a press conference yesterday, Reid named Michael Vick the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles for the foreseeable future...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about almost 4 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  6. NFL: Ines Sainz, New York Jets, and the Problem With Locker Rooms

    For those of you who have been following the Inez Sainz-New York Jets saga, a number of opinions have been expressed regarding who is to blame for her alleged mistreatment in the Jets’ ...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 3,143 reads 6 comments

  7. Reggie Bush: 2005 Heisman Trophy Stripping Is Meaningless

    It is being reported that Reggie Bush will be stripped of his 2005 Heisman Trophy. Well, then. Allow me to be the first person to congratulate the Heisman Trophy Trust, for accomplishing nothing...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 2,042 reads 9 comments

  8. Tough Decision Ahead For Pittsburgh Pirates Fans

    Pittsburgh Pirates season ticket holders and game attendees, you’re being robbed. And I don’t even mean your stockpile of winning spirit. The Associated Press reports that the Pirates are turning a profit...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 500 reads 4 comments

  9. Hokie High: The Top 10 Virginia Tech Quarterbacks of All-Time

    To kick off the 2010 college football season, I wanted to renew my acquaintance with Virginia Tech’s program. For me, the years with Sean Glennon were sort of a turd in the punch bowl as far as my appreciation of the team...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 36,816 reads 29 comments

  10. The 10 “Douchiest” Fans in Sports

    On Dan Le Batard’s radio show, they play a game with guests called “Douche or No Douche.” Luckily for Le Batard, he works in the sports world, where douches and “douche-ism” is basically a way of life...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 834 reads 31 comments

  11. If It Ain't Broke, Don't Break It: 10 Safer Baseball Celebrations

    With my Philadelphia Phillies leading Major League Baseball in the number of players placed on the disabled list at some point in the year, I could fill some space with how they can ride out injuries and make yet another late-season playoff run...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 2,099 reads 1 comments

  12. Dez Bryant and Roy Williams: An Indictment of Hazing

    Amid the reports that Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys refused to carry the shoulder pads of fellow wide receiver Roy Williams at training camp, one thing stands out. Roy Williams cannot be trusted to hold on to anything...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 571 reads 14 comments

  13. Cleveland Cavaliers Fans, LeBron James Haters Need a Dose of Reality

    In the past year, the following things have taken place in the world of sports: Ben Roethlisberger allegedly committed date rape and was aided in covering it up by bodyguards and police officer friends...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 3,450 reads 134 comments

  14. Top Five Bizarre Athlete Break-ups and Ex's

    We all have that one crazy ex or terrible break-up story. It's a fact of life that you don't always know what you're getting into in a relationship. Imagine how much that's magnified when millions of dollars are involved...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 1,050 reads 0 comments

  15. NBA Free Agency: Predicting LeBron James' New Pregame Rituals

    We've all seen the highlights of LeBron James' pregame rituals. From the classic (chalk toss) to the inventive (photo shoot), he can take his show on the road, and even opposing fans buy into it...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 1,337 reads 5 comments

  16. LeBron James: 2010 NBA Free Agency a Fan, Media Creation

    If you’re a sports fan, you are under obligation to enjoy the LeBron James saga. Larger and more tedious than Brett Favre’s annual flip-flopping. More pervasive than Tiger Woods’ fall from grace...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 299 reads 0 comments

  17. 10 Ways Kendra Wilkinson Helps the Philadelphia Eagles Win a Super Bowl

    As men, we know who Kendra Wilkinson is for a variety of reasons. As sports fans? Well, just one. That's right, she's the, uh, famous Hank Baskett's wife...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 147 reads 27 comments

  18. 10 Athletes Better For a Tom Cruise Action Movie than Cameron Diaz

    Let’s face it, there are tons of actors and actresses in Hollywood who could out-act Cameron Diaz. She’s profoundly annoying, she apparently spends a ton of time pampering her face and she appears to be on a quest to date half of Hollywood...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 1,773 reads 2 comments

  19. The Ten Stupidest Sports Guarantees of All Time

    Over the course of a typical sports year, we see and hear some incredibly dumb things both on and off the field. Tiger Woods leaves a voice mail and text message trail. Chad Ochocinco speaks (at all)...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 2,680 reads 25 comments

  20. 2010 NBA Finals: Kobe Bryant As Overrated As Ever

    Man, am I tired of seeing Kobe Bryant compared to Michael Jordan, and seeing MVP awards given to him for his reputation, rather than his performance. Let's face it: Kobe's overrated...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about 4 years ago 6,175 reads 182 comments

  21. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Five Things Worse Than Vuvuzelas

    Hate those droning, buzzing vuvuzelas that seem to be going non-stop for every World Cup event? At least you can press mute...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about over 4 years ago 2,892 reads 10 comments

  22. Donovan McNabb and Eagles Fans' Five Stages of Grief

    It has taken me quite a bit of time to come to grips with the Donovan McNabb trade. I followed him when he was the star quarterback for Syracuse. Contrary to other Eagles fans, I was thrilled when he was drafted second overall in 1999...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about over 4 years ago 1,241 reads 31 comments

  23. Bud Selig Is No One's Bud

    Bud Selig is reportedly "very comfortable" with his decision not to award Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga with a perfect game. Glad we could get that out of the way, Bud. Professional sports' most aloof commissioner remains just that...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about over 4 years ago 188 reads 14 comments

  24. Blackhawks-Flyers and Lakers-Celtics: A Tale of Two Finals

    Inspired by ESPN.com's Bill Simmons, I am going to attempt to write a live diary of both the NHL and NBA finals games taking place. I'm in at the last period of both, but thanks to my six-month-old daughter's desire for juice, I'm in a bit late...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about over 4 years ago 356 reads 0 comments

  25. From Armando Galarraga To Jim Joyce, There's Enough Blame To Go Around

    It was Armando Galarraga's own fault that he didn't get a perfect game. Not because he didn't pitch well, his pitching was great. It would have to be, for him to be perfect for 96 percent of the game...

    Ben Steigerwalt Written by Ben Steigerwalt about over 4 years ago 309 reads 3 comments