Lou Ferrigno and Alan Tudyk perform Of Mice And Men musical "I'm With Stupid" on Con Man season 2. (Comic-Con HQ.)

Alan Tudyk’s “Con Man” is a great meta look at Firefly, Of Mice and Men musicals, and more

Actors playing fictional versions of themselves can often make for interesting television, as we’ve seen with everything from Seinfeld to Curb Your Enthusiasm to Louie to The Jim Gaffigan Show offering something along those lines. But Alan Tudyk’s Con Man takes it in a new direction.  It provides a fascinating look at some elements of life (and […]

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Donald Trump tells Bob Kraft “Your friend Tom just called, he feels good”

The links between president-elect Donald Trump and the New England Patriots got even more explicit Thursday night, with Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft attending one of the events leading up to Trump’s inauguration and Trump referencing him, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in his speech. “In the audience, we have somebody that’s under no pressure at […]

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Ole Miss’ Rasheed Brooks suffers seizure, collapses on court, is stretchered off

Tuesday night’s Ole Miss-Tennessee basketball game saw a scary moment, with Ole Miss guard Rasheed Brooks collapsing during a second-half timeout. Here’s how SEC Network initially came back from break to announce the news: Rebels’ players gathered around him as medical staff evaluated him: And he was then stretchered off the court: The SEC Network […]

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Jae Crowder booped John Wall’s nose, so Wall slapped him

Things got a little heated after the Washington Wizards’ 117-108 loss to the Boston Celtics Wednesday, with Boston forward Jae Crowder and Washington guard John Wall starting a confrontation. The two players started jawing at each other, and Crowder then poked Wall in the nose and got slapped for his trouble. That led to players […]

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NFL Media’s Dan Dieffenbach on Rod Tidwell, Frank Cushman and Jerry Maguire

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Jerry Maguire, NFL Media’s Original Content Group worked with Sony to release extended “A Football Life” trailers about two of the fictitious players from the movie, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Frank Cushman (Jerry O’Connell). Dan Dieffenbach, the group’s senior coordinating producer, took the time this weekend […]

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Homicide charges dropped against former wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka

The homicide charges against former wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka have been officially dropped, with a judge ruling this week that the 73-year-old Snuka (who is suffering from dementia and other ailments) remains incompetent to stand trial. The charges, of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, date all the way back to the death of Snuka’s […]

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Russell Westbrook goes coast-to-coast on four dribbles in four seconds

The big headline coming out of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s game against the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday may be the technical he got for accidentally hitting a referee in the head with the basketball, but the game was still a reminder that Westbrook can do amazingly positive things on the court as well. To […]

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Auburn quarterback Sean White kept playing in Sugar Bowl with broken arm

Auburn Tigers’ quarterback Sean White is one tough football player. White took a big hit from Oklahoma’s defense on the opening drive in Monday’s Sugar Bowl, but remained in the game until there were four minutes left in the first half. He then headed to the locker room, leaving with four completions on 10 attempts […]

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Brent Musburger awkwardly hoped Joe Mixon has a NFL career

There have frequently been awkward moments when broadcasters discuss players’ off-field behavior, and ESPN’s Brent Musburger definitely delivered one in Monday night’s Sugar Bowl. Musburger started talking about Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a woman in the face and fracturing several of her bones. (Update: Musburger […]

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Aqib Talib ripped Michael Crabtree’s gold chain off after a play

The Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders rivalry has seen plenty of competitive moments over the years, but a controversy over a player ripping off an opponent’s gold chain after a play feels like a new one. That’s what happened Sunday, though, with Broncos’ defensive back Aqib Talib in coverage on Raiders’ receiver Michael Crabtree. After a play […]

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Paul Finebaum continues ranting against Michigan fans, calls them the most arrogant

ESPN and SEC Network personality Paul Finebaum really, really doesn’t like the Michigan Wolverines or their fans. In February, Finebaum went after Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, calling him “the Donald Trump of college football,” and in September, Finebaum asked “Is there a more pathetic fan base in America than the University of Michigan? What […]

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Taco Bell’s loaded fries are finally coming to the U.S.

For a long while, many Americans have been jealous of the fries-with-cheese-and-toppings dishes offered at Taco Bells elsewhere in the world, but not in the United States. That’s all about to change, though. From Canada’s Fries Supreme, Cheesy Fries, and Chili Cheese Fries to Japan’s loaded fries with cheddar and nacho cheese, beef, sour cream, […]

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Oregon upsets UCLA, Bill Walton gets upset at controversial non-call

College basketball saw a major upset Wednesday night, with #21 Oregon (11-2 heading into this) knocking off #2 UCLA (13-0) 89-87, but that finish came in controversial fashion, and ESPN analyst Bill Walton was infuriated at a non-call in the final seconds. Oregon rebounded a missed free throw and brought the ball down the court […]

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Lions’ lineman Taylor Decker bashes Darren Rovell for leaving out his name

Criticizing ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Twitter is a common theme, but it’s interesting to see athletes get in on it. Detroit Lions’ left tackle Taylor Decker did so Tuesday, and the criticisms he lobbed at Rovell were well-deserved. Decker went after Rovell after the ESPN reporter conveniently left his name out of a tweet, a […]

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WSU’s Holiday Bowl turned into The Nightmare After Christmas

Holiday Bowl? How about the Nightmare After Christmas? That about summed things up for the Washington State Cougars in their 17-12 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers Tuesday night. Both teams were 8-4 heading into the bowl, but WSU was a 10-point favorite, and many expected their powerful offense (40.2 points per game, 14th in […]