How rich are the McCallisters in Home Alone & other Christmas movie questions

Christmas is almost here and that means one thing. You’ve been inundated with Christmas music and Christmas movies for weeks now. Depending on how you feel about either of those things determines just how sick you are at this point. In both instances, you get to experience each pop culture creation over and over and over. In […]

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20:  Vicars Lucas Ludewig (L) and Ulrike Garve hold a church service centered around the 1983 film 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi' at the Zionskirche (Zion Church) on December 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The latest Star Wars film, 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,' was released in the country two days earlier, and local priests used the opportunity to tie Biblical parallels concerning good and evil to the movie, while using the original film's score by John Williams as organ accompaniment, along with video clips.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Five fictional religions way better than the Temple of the Jedi Order

Why would anyone want to be a part of the Jedi religion? Have you seen the Jedi in the Star Wars movies? They’re cold and detached from the rest of society. They’re emotionless (or supposed to be). They lack passion. Because they’re supposed to deny any attachments, they’re not allowed to get married, let alone have children. They’re destined […]

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 08:  Head coach Bob Stoops bumps fists with Joe Mixon #25 of the Oklahoma Sooners after a 45-40 win against the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The more Joe Mixon videos released, the more we realize we didn’t need them

Last week, the video of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon striking a woman in the face in 2014 was finally made public. Tuesday, a video of his interview with police three days later was released as well. Neither tells a very good story for Mixon. Mixon was suspended from the Oklahoma Sooners football team for the 2014 season and charged with a […]

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Netflix’s Spectral scratches the sci-fi itch, so long as you check your expectations

Most Hollywood actors are constantly fighting against the notion of typecasting, that they’re only good at one type of role. That’s not the case for Max Martini, who seemingly delights in playing one very specific type of character: The Army Badass. From Saving Private Ryan to The Great Raid to the TV show The Unit to Captain Phillips and even 13 Hours: The Secret […]


The 10 Best New Podcasts of 2016

We could haggle over whether or not it was a down year for television and you could make a decent case that it was a down year for movies, but one entertainment genre that blossomed in 2016 was podcasting. Per Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans 12 or older say they have listened to a […]


Ranking 2016 bowl game swag from personalized Fatheads to Fossil watches

Try wrapping your head around the fact that college football players, who are not allowed to accept money or gifts, get to go to bowl games and accept money and gifts. Not that we’re complaining. These guys should get showered in gift cards and watches and backpacks for what they put themselves through, and for […]


A definitive ranking of emotive cover songs in recent movie trailers

Like so many industries, Hollywood is one of trends. Someone figures out a type of movie that works, and all of a sudden, we have 20 more like it. A fresh-faced actor connects with audiences, and now he or she in every movie. A cinematic universe becomes a thing, and so everyone must have one. Movie […]


What has Serial wrought: Crime mysteries are podcasting’s breakout genre

Monday, Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his 22-month-old son Cooper, who had died in 2014 after Harris left him in a car for seven hours while at work. The case made national headlines when it first happened and the news of his conviction and sentencing following trail did […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates after a Louisville touchdown during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

Stop trying to convince yourself Lamar Jackson isn’t winning the Heisman

Monday night, the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled and five college football players were invited to the ceremony that will crown one of them as a Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday. But then again, we all already know who is going to win it, right? The criteria for what deems someone Heisman-worthy shifts each year much […]

SUINING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 30: The keel of Titanic's replica is laid by working staff in a project on November 30, 2016 in Suining, Sichuan Province of China. The Sinking of Titanic Keel Laying Project started in Suining to construct a Titanic's replica and the replica will serve as a cruise boat for visitors around the World to visit and experience after its completion. Camera crew of the United States National Geographic will take pictures and record the entire event of the project. (Photo by VCG/Getty Images)

A full-size Titanic replica is under construction in China for some reason

The world needs a lot of things. There are endless possibilities for new discoveries, technologies, and structures to be created. A full-size replica of the Titanic is not one of those things. And yet, here we are. A shipbuilder in China has started work on a full-scale replica of the Titanic, the doomed ship that […]

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Like three-pointers? Savannah State is on pace to shoot the most ever

If you’re a fan of the long ball, you might want to consider becoming a fan of the Savannah State Tigers this season. Led by the amazingly-named coach Horace Broadnax, the Tigers are nine games into the 2016-2017 season and have already taken 365 shots from three-point range. That’s 85 more than any other team in the nation. […]


As ratings plummet, The Walking Dead reaps what it sowed

The worst thing that ever happened to The Walking Dead was its ratings success. Because AMC’s hit show was a hit from the start, TWD has never truly had to make its audience care. The show premiered at a time when American TV viewers were desperate for zombies and the idea of a show centered […]


Should I listen to this?: Presidents Are People Too! podcast

Welcome to “Should I Listen To This?”, where we deep-dive into a podcast to find out what it’s about, what works, what doesn’t, and whether or not you need to make the all-important decision to hit subscribe and add it to your rotation. Know a podcast you’d like us to consider? Send an e-mail and we’ll add […]

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Remembering Joey Harrington’s reign of Thanksgiving terror

The War on Christmas has got nothing on The War on Thanksgiving that former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington waged between 2002 and 2007. Things have changed somewhat in recent years as the NFL has stuffed the November holiday with as many football games as it can handle, but there have always been two constants. The Dallas […]


10 great European TV shows on Netflix to binge right now

It’s a golden age of television in America. But if you’re a binge-watcher, you’re bound to hit a wall eventually. If you’re the kind of person who watched the entirety of Luke Cage over a weekend or knocked out all of the latest season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in record time, you’ve probably already exhausted all […]

PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 15: Josep Guardiola head coach of Bayern Muenchen signals during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between FC Porto and FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio do Dragao on April 15, 2015 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Manchester City’s manager banned players from having sex after midnight

Pep Guardiola put a really strange spin on Gremlins lore with one of his first decrees as Manchester City’s manager. According to former player Samir Nasri, who left the lean on loan to Sevilla, one of Guardiola’s first actions when he took over as Manchester City manager in February was to ban players from having sex after midnight. That includes times […]

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Russell Wilson picks side in Seattle arena plans to bring Sonics back

There is a showdown brewing in Seattle right now over proposed plans for a billionaire-backed arena that Chris Hansen plans to finance himself and a renovated KeyArena that the city might sell to the highest bidder. Quarterback Russell Wilson has chosen his side. Will Seahawks fans follow him? Wilson announced Monday night that he is now […]

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 06:  Head coach Butch Davis of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates toward the student section after the Tar Heels 33-27 win over the Miami Hurricanes at Kenan Stadium on October 6, 2007 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Miami & UNC coach Butch Davis leaving ESPN to take over at FIU

Butch Davis is taking his talents back to Florida. The one-time head coach of the Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Browns has reportedly accepted the position of head coach with Florida International University and will be introduced on Tuesday. Davis leaves his cushy gig with ESPN as a college football analyst for the new job. He had […]


WATCH: Kansas tries out the ol’ camouflaged kick-returner trick

Fair due to Kansas Football. They’re terrible, but at least they’re still trying. The Jayhawks hosted the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday in a battle to see who would stay out of the Big 12 basement. Kansas wore their all-blue uniforms and that detail helped them pull off a pretty fun tricker during one of […]


Watch: Lee Corso spikes a salmon during College GameDay

There are a lot of reasons college football fans are going to miss Lee Corso when he’s no longer a part of ESPN’s College Gameday Crew. You can add “the time he spiked a fish like a football” to the list. College GameDay was in Seattle on Saturday for the Pac-12 game between the No. […]


Baylor vs. Penn State: Which college football program is The Worst?

Every week for the past few months, we’ve considered writing a piece comparing the Baylor Bears and Penn State Nittany Lions to determine which one has come off worse following their respective scandals. However, by the time we’ve gotten around to writing it, the latest awful bit of news has already passed and we’ve all […]