Days after Auburn's shocking, awesome comeback win against Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Toomer's Corner and the rest of town is still a happy, giddy, toilet paper-draped mess. Who would want to clean this up?
Jabari Parker is not just one of the most exciting college hoops prospects in a long time, although there's that, too. But while it's a lot to ask anyone his age to carry the burden of dreams and expectations and perceptions that Parker is bearing, perhaps the most exciting thing about him is how ready he seems to carry that weight.
Towson University's decision to cut some lower-profile sports was handled with a nasty and drearily familiar high-handedness. But there are a number of assumptions and value judgments underlying this decision that have significance far beyond Towson. Can unprofitable sports survive in a college sports scene that's increasingly about profits?
For as long as Bo Ryan has been coaching at Wisconsin, questions have been raised about his teams' persistent lack of NBA-grade talent. He and the Badgers keep answering those questions by winning. Perhaps a better question is how Ryan and Wisconsin keep beating all these star-studded opponents, one year after another.
The Deadspin story that unraveled the tale of Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend was a great piece of journalism. The story itself is a wild one, and pretty great in its own right. So why does the whole thing feel so bad?