Did Mesut Özil Actually Suck Last Year? Whose Fault Was That?

It was easy to blame Mesut Özil, because it's easy to blame any athlete for anything. But last year, it was particularly easy to blame Mesut Özil. He arrived under the halo of his record £42.5 million fee at Arsenal, implicitly anointing him Savior, a title that almost always preempts failure. » 8/23/14 11:00am 8/23/14 11:00am

Did Football Cause 20 Deaths In 1905? Re-Investigating A Serial Killer

On the last day of the 1905 college football season, Harvard hosted Yale in the 26th meeting between the two teams. At one point in the typically low-scoring affair, Harvard's Francis Burr trotted back to return a punt. As the ball fluttered through the air, Burr called for a fair catch. Then things got ugly, as… » 1/22/14 3:45pm 1/22/14 3:45pm