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  1. Mudbloods Director Farzard Sangari and Chaser Ali Cottong Talk About Real-Life Quidditch

    Brooms up!

    If you haven't heard of Mudbloods, don't let the title fool you—it's a surprisingly heartfelt and fascinating look into the world of collegiate-level Quidditch, which is a real sport that has nothing to do with magic. Our review of the documentary went up on Wednesday, but we also got the chance to speak with both the director Farzad Sangari and one of the former UCLA players, Ali Cottong, about the world they tried to capture together on film.

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  2. Never Forget: Ole Miss’ Campaign To Appoint Admiral Ackbar As Football Mascot

    Go to Hoth, LSU!

    This surprisingly heartwarming ESPN commercial is several years old, but I'd like to see you repel awesomeness of this magnitude.

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  3. 12-Year-Old Girl Calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Out On Lack Of Representation; Dick’s C.E.O Responds Like A Champ

    Nothing but net. Internet.

    When 12-year-old basketball player McKenna Peterson realized that the recent Dick's Sporting Goods catalog didn't have any representation of female athletes, she took matters into her own capable hands and sent the company an amazingly sassy letter.

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  4. DiGiorno Pizza Gets In On #WhyIStayed Domestic Abuse Hashtag With Admittedly “Awful and Careless” PR Gaffe

    All the no in the world.

    Oof. The #WhyIStayed hashtag, if you're unfamiliar, has been a place for Twitter to examine issues of domestic abuse after video of (now-former) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer hit the web. DiGiorno Pizza very much not realize that when they tweeted the above implication that you would stay with an abusive partner because they have pizza. To their credit, DiGiorno immediately deleted the tweet and apologized, both en masse and to individual users:

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  5. Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington Are Going To Be In An HBO Sports Mockumentary Together

    With bonus Andy Samberg!

    File this under Relevant to our Interests: Amy Pond and Jon Snow are going to play childhood friends in HBO’s 7 Days In Hell. And Amy makes a sex tape with Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And Clara from Back to the Future Part III is there. It's a maaaaadhouse!

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  6. The First Black Woman To Win Olympic Gold Has Passed Away At 90

    Alice Coachman, the track and field star whose high jump at the 1948 London Olympics made her the first African-American woman to take home gold, passed away on Monday.

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  7. American and German Astronauts Play Soccer in Space, Have a Head-Shaving Bet on Today’s World Cup Match

    Soccer! In! Spaaaaaaaaace!

    I may not care about Earthbound soccer, but I could watch ISS astronauts Steve Swanson (left), Alexander Gerst (middle), and Reid Wiseman (right) play it in space all day long. Swanson and Wiseman are American and Gerst is German, and they've made a pretty interesting bet on today's match.

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  8. Dear British People: Stop Making Fun of Us for Saying “Soccer,” Because You Invented the Word

    We learned it from watching you, okay?? WE LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU.

    It's known internationally as football, because of course it is—it's a game where you kick a ball around with your feet. But in 'Merica, it's called "soccer," and we get an endless amount of heat from the rest of the world because of it. But it's not our fault, guys! As always, it's England's fault.

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  9. Robocop Will Throw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game Tonight, but the Robocop Statue Will Have to Wait

    Unless it breaks the law, then Robocop will escort the baseball to jail.

    Tonight at a Detroit Tigers (they are not real tigers, but humans) basesball match against the Toronto Blue Jays (we've yet to confirm whether they are birds or humans) Robocop will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, possibly at a criminal.

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  10. Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends in (Adorable) Tie For First Time In 52 Years

    Stalemate: s-t-a-i-doh!

    Today in sports we care about, last night's 89th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee was one for the books. For the first time since '62, two charmingly precocious smartypants tied for first place in what co-winner Sriram Hathwar described as a "competition against the dictionary, not each other."

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