If You Like Drama, Root for Maryland

Freshman Melo Trimble leads Maryland in games played, minutes, points, scoring average, free throws, free throw percentage, assists and steals. But Trimble's game is at least as pleasing to non-analytics obsessives. Early into a season in which his team earned a reputation for thriving in cliffhangers, folks near… » 3/20/15 1:55pm 3/20/15 1:55pm

Did Dan Snyder Kill A Redskins Critic's Radio Show?

Bruce Allen is the Washington Redskins' president and an unwitting jokester, well-known for such thigh-slappers as his claim that no matter how bad the team is, they're "winning off the field." He accidentally inspired more guffaws last week by claiming that his boss, team owner Dan Snyder, "doesn't get involved" in… » 3/16/15 7:30pm 3/16/15 7:30pm

New Fake Indian Joins Old Fake Indian In NY High School's R-Word Fight

The "Redskins" name controversy has played out all over America for years now, in precincts high and low. It's now turned up, though, in the last place you'd expect—Lancaster, N.Y. Some of the same spurious Indians defending the NFL team's name jumped in the small-town fray this week. » 3/05/15 7:05pm 3/05/15 7:05pm

NRA Secretly Backs Group Aiming To Save Elephants Now, Kill Them Later

A couple of weeks ago, a group called the Elephant Protection Association (EPA) sent an email to a Maryland woman with elephant-hugging tendencies after she'd registered for membership online. There was an important measure coming before the General Assembly in Annapolis, HB713, which would restrict the sale of… » 3/03/15 5:55pm 3/03/15 5:55pm

How Did A Texas A&M Recruit's Dad End Up With A Trademarked Hashtag?

Texas A&M is known for promoting both football and its brand to the point of absurdity, and so it was more than fitting that they won the competition to land Daylon Mack, a coveted recruit from the Class of 2015. Mack, you see, managed to come out of the recruiting process not only with a scholarship, but with his… » 2/27/15 12:19pm 2/27/15 12:19pm

How "The King Of Good Times" And Dan Snyder Brought India Cheerleading

The Cricket World Cup begins this weekend in Australia, and the rest of the globe will be paying attention as India defends its title in what should be the biggest sporting event of 2015. Domestically? We can expect, well, crickets. » 2/13/15 5:36pm 2/13/15 5:36pm

The supply of music is now about limitless for most of us western hemispherers, so in theory it's easier to find something that pleases you than ever before. that's a fine definition of a golden age, RMLD, and makes slamming the state of pop about as dumbass as saying "food used to be better!" » 1/30/15 3:47pm 1/30/15 3:47pm

Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case?

At approximately 8:35 p.m. on July 24, 2012, the police in Baltimore County, Md., received a 911 call regarding a suspicious car. A local couple had spotted a silver sedan parked in a pull-off area of some property they owned by the intersection of Ebenezer Road and Pulaski Highway, near White Marsh. According to… » 1/27/15 4:15pm 1/27/15 4:15pm

Why Is One Of The NBA's All-Time Greatest Scorers Refereeing JV Games?

How many Hall of Famers are out there refereeing junior varsity games? At least one, apparently: Adrian Dantley showed up at his old high school, DeMatha, to work last night's game against Archbishop Carroll. » 1/08/15 11:50am 1/08/15 11:50am

Bets And Bullets: A Small-Time Gambler's Death By SWAT

It's been nine years since police in Fairfax County, Va., turned small-time bettor Sal Culosi into a bookie and then killed him, but Culosi's death has been forcibly dragged back into the news, and so has all the unaccountable power-drunkenness that led to it. His killers, we've been reminded, struck again. » 1/06/15 5:23pm 1/06/15 5:23pm

Cherokee Chief Apologizes For Dan Snyder Alliance

Dan Snyder had a lousy Native American Heritage Month. His team went 0-for-November, bottoming out in Indianapolis with RGIII on the bench and the owner's pet's career in worse shape than his left and right menisci. Plus there was that brutal New Yorker cover and a gloriously oblivious "Happy Thanksgiving" tweet sent… » 12/01/14 1:03pm 12/01/14 1:03pm

After visiting the 6th Floor museum in Dealey Plaza and seeing how close the road is to the window and then looking at the teeensy grassy knoll where there's no room for a mysterious second and third gunmen and then reading the New Yorker story years ago about Oswald's neighbor, who stored his rifle under her house… » 11/21/14 5:31pm 11/21/14 5:31pm

Inconceivable: How Ball-Bustin' Norman Chad Became The Voice Of Poker

The funniest man working for ESPN is most famous for a line that wasn't funny at all. Is that the punchline here? Nobody in newspapering over the past few decades has delivered as many morning-coffee-through-the-nose laugh lines as Norman Chad has in his media and football-betting columns. An unsentimental smart-ass… » 11/11/14 5:55pm 11/11/14 5:55pm