In Conversation: Jessica Luther Talks Rape Culture in College Football
With the issue of rape and sexual assault having turned into an epidemic inside of collegiate football programs, Luther’s book, “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape,” takes a complete look at the problem—and offers a playbook of solutions.
FLOOD Presents The Year in Art and Culture
Media’s boundaries are more porous than ever, and great artwork abounds. So does weirdness.
Take Us With You, Vin Scully
When the GOAT hangs it up this weekend, we’re losing a lot more than just a golden voice.
Dad Rock: The San Diego Padres Are Responsible for the Worst Sports Songs Ever Written
Yes, even worse than Scott Stapp’s Marlins song. Lord forgive the parents who squandered their children’s chance for a normal life by subjecting them to this stuff.
Drinks With the Chicago Cubs: Five Cocktails Straight from Wrigley to Your Home
For those who can’t make it to Wrigley during this momentous season, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of what’s being served there.
The Championship Cure: Because There’s More to Life Than Winning
Pop cultural reminders that you don’t need a million-karat ring to feel like a million damn bucks.
Wild Kingdom Streakers: Our Favorite Animals Who Think They’re Athletes
“We’ve got a squirrel.”
The NBA Playoffs Are Ruined
Is Ewing Theory still in play when half the teams have lost a Ewing? At this point, it’s simply become a fight to stay healthy.
Why Sixty Is Greater Than Seventy-Three
The Warriors made history last night, but Kobe rewrote it.
Jon Daly and Adam Scott to Play John Daly and Adam Scott in “The Adult Swim Golf Classic”
Two comedians plagued with having the same name as a famous golfer are facing the issue head-on.
WATCH: Look at Michael Phelps’s Olympic Training in New Commercial
The legendary swimmer cried when he first saw the Under Armour ad.
RECAP: Air + Style Los Angeles at Expo Park at the Coliseum
Shaun White’s second annual music and snowboarding festival shot to new heights with the help of Big Grams, J. Cole, HAIM, and a sixteen-story snowboard jump.
Beyoncé Slays at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show featuring Coldplay and Bruno Mars
Shoutout to Mark Ronson for also showing up!
RIP: Dave Mirra (1974–2016)
The legend of extreme sports—who was to BMX what Tony Hawk was to skateboarding—was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Super Bowl Shills: Our Favorite Ads Starring Football Players
Trading chop blocks for acting chops.
WATCH: Lil Wayne’s Super Bowl Commercials Look Real Weird
Hang out with Weezy and George Washington on game day.
Ram On: The NFL Brings the Blue and Yellow Back to Los Angeles
Pray for LA’s weekend traffic.
Air + Style Adds More Artists to Los Angeles 2016 Lineup
Danny Brown, Kaskade, and more will join J. Cole, Big Grams, and HAIM next month.
Serena Williams Named Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year
The first woman to receive the honor since 1983.
RIP: Kobe Bryant’s Basketball Career (1996–2016)
“I don’t want to get too Zen-like on you guys, but honestly, in sitting in meditation, for me, my mind starts drifting—it always drifted towards basketball. Always. Always. And it doesn’t do that now.”
Shaun White Releases the Sophomore Lineup for Air + Style Los Angeles
J. Cole, HAIM, and Big Grams will hit the stage while world-class snowboarders hit the slope.
Bitter Rivals: Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller on LSU Football, Leonard Fournette, and Alabama
The Florida-born guitarist talks Tigers on the eve of Saturday’s SEC matchup.
Gold Medal Shredding: Surfing and Skateboarding Might Join the 2020 Olympics
Baseball and softball have returned to the proposed list from Japan as well.
WATCH: Competitive Eating Champion Kobayashi Wolfs Down a Goat in an Attempt to Reverse Chicago Cubs Curse
You read that correctly.
WATCH: Will Smith Takes on the NFL in the Trailer for “Concussion” [UPDATED]
“You’re going to war with a corporation that owns a day of the week.”
Come On and Slam: Michael Jordan’s Original “Space Jam” Uniform Is Up for Auction
Somebody outbid LeBron, please.
Defacing Baseball: Playing Pepper with Baseball Card Vandals
Marking up the commons with Beau and Bryan Abbott of the popular Instagram account @baseballcardvandals
He Said, He Said: The “Hustle” of Pete Rose
Here, we continue with the beloved FLOOD column, in which the titular “He” converses/argues with the titular…additional “He,” in this case, about a pressing cultural issue in the preferred forum of cultural enthusiasts everywhere: the Gmail G-chat.