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Playing With Fire: A Chat with Cartoonist Ed Hall

I realize anything involving President Trump tends to make people lose their minds, but I’m going to risk it anyway, because a few days ago I saw a really interesting …

Pens and Isles Wear Star of David for Massacre Victims

Click to enlarge On Monday I speculated about the various ways that the Steelers might memorialize the Tree of Life massacre victims. But the Penguins beat them to it. For …

A Uni Watch Look at Muhammad Ali

Click to enlarge You know this photo; everybody does. It captures one of the signature moments in the career of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday: his controversial first-round knockout …

Funk in the Trunks

After Joe Frazier’s recent death, I mentioned Frazier’s flashy trunks in the first Ali fight and his orange gloves with green thumbs in his first bout with George Foreman. That …

And They Aren’t Even Giving Me a Consultant’s Fee

. Over the past two months, I’ve told about 20 different interviewers that the current trends in college football uni design basically boil down to the fact that 17-year-olds respond …

The Bleeding Ultimate

Quick, who was the last boxer to score a knockdown against Muhammad Ali? Punch yourself in the nose 13 times in a row if you knew it was Chuck Wepner, …

The Hy Peskin Archives, Vol. 3

Okay, one last batch of beautiful Hy Peskin pics. In previous entries we’ve covered baseball and basketball and football; this time around we’ll cover a range of other sports. Without …

Cross-Dressing

There’s been a fascinating development over at IPFW — that’s Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne, whose teams are called the Mastodons (love that). They have a player named John Peckinpaugh, who’s …

The Sweet Science Never Looked Sweeter

Today is the 35th anniversary of a seminal sports event: the Rumble in the Jungle, which pitted George Foreman against Muhummad Ali in Kinshasa, Zaire. And No Mas honcho Chris …

In Which Manny Pacquiao and the Philippine President Both Pretend to Be Salivating Over Something That’s Actually Kinda Gross

I know, I know, cake designs often feature things we wouldn’t normally eat, like flowers and, um, well mostly flowers. Still, I can’t imagine the sight of a giant vinyl …