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The Athletic Has Stirred Up A Cleveland Sports Media Feud  The Athletic Has Stirred Up A Cleveland Sports Media Feud 

The Athletic poached a basketball writer from Cleveland.com, prompting the site’s Editor-In-Chief to send a since-leaked internal emailing shitting on The Athletic, prompting the editor from a rival Cleveland site, Clevescene.com, to write a post shitting on Cleveland.com, prompting me to slurp up all the drama and…

Kawhi Leonard Is Ready To Have Some Fun Kawhi Leonard Is Ready To Have Some Fun

When the Toronto Raptors officially introduced Kawhi Leonard today, he made it clear he’s trying to distance himself from his reputation as the oddball who mysteriously missed most of last season with the Spurs.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Sister On Red Card: "They Want To Destroy My Brother, But God Never Sleeps"  Cristiano Ronaldo's Sister On Red Card: "They Want To Destroy My Brother, But God Never Sleeps" 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro, who previously said that people who vandalized a statue of her brother on their home island of Madeira should be exiled to Syria, has defended her brother on social media again. This time, she did so after he was sent off in Juventus’s Champions League match against Valencia…

Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off In Tears After Softest Red Card Ever Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Off In Tears After Softest Red Card Ever

In his first Champions League match with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the 29th minute for what looked like patting (maybe forcefully patting?) Valencia defender Jeison Murillo on the head, after Murillo went down in the box. I’m no Ronaldo super fan, but that has to be the most ridiculous red card I’ve…

Big Ben, Leader Of Men Big Ben, Leader Of Men

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained to reporters this morning how a true leader sets an example for his teammates with a tireless work ethic.

Orioles Catcher Caleb Joseph Wants All His Teammates To Think About How Badly They Suck Orioles Catcher Caleb Joseph Wants All His Teammates To Think About How Badly They Suck

The​ Orioles​ have won 43 games this season. They’ve lost 107. They are tied with the 1988 team for most losses in franchise history. Given all this, it’d be bigger news if players weren’t talking about how much the team sucks, but catcher Caleb Joseph, who’s been with the organization since he was drafted in 2008,…

Letter From NFL Hall Of Famers Demands Health Insurance, But Only For Themselves Letter From NFL Hall Of Famers Demands Health Insurance, But Only For Themselves

In a letter sent Tuesday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro Football Hall of Fame president C. David Baker, players who make up the Hall of Fame board are demanding health insurance and salaries for former NFL players now in the Hall of Fame.

Urban Meyer Digs The Hole A Little Deeper Every Time He Talks Urban Meyer Digs The Hole A Little Deeper Every Time He Talks

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is back with the program after a three-game suspension from the team for mishandling domestic violence accusations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. To mark the occasion, he is once again trying to set the record straight about Smith’s domestic violence and why his,…

Islanders Goalie Robin Lehner Writes About His Mental Health Struggles: "I Wanted To Kill Myself" Islanders Goalie Robin Lehner Writes About His Mental Health Struggles: "I Wanted To Kill Myself"

New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner wrote a candid essay for The Athletic about his years-long addiction to drugs and alcohol, his thoughts of suicide, his time in rehab, and his eventual bipolar diagnosis.

Sociopathic Barstool Founder Dave Portnoy Giddy About "Suffocating" ESPN Host Sam Ponder In "Online War" Sociopathic Barstool Founder Dave Portnoy Giddy About "Suffocating" ESPN Host Sam Ponder In "Online War"

Barstool Sports founder president Dave Portnoy yet again has gleefully engineered a targeted harassment campaign against a woman who he thinks wronged his company.

Bills Finally Admit Nathan Peterman Has No Business Being A Starting QB Bills Finally Admit Nathan Peterman Has No Business Being A Starting QB

The Buffalo Bills have finally stopped trying to make Nathan Peterman happen. Head coach Sean McDermott said today that rookie quarterback Josh Allen would start this Sunday for the Bills’ game against the Chargers.

Sports Illustrated Shrugs, Gives Albert Breer "Leading Role" At The MMQB Sports Illustrated Shrugs, Gives Albert Breer "Leading Role" At The MMQB

As recently as a few months ago, Sports Illustrated insisted that no one person was going to take over for Peter King as the head of the MMQB, the magazine’s NFL website. It was somewhat surprising, then, to see MMQB writer Albert Breer announce in a press release today that he has been promoted to a “leading role” at…

Donald Trump Will Never Forget (To Say Dumb Shit About 9/11) Donald Trump Will Never Forget (To Say Dumb Shit About 9/11)

President Donald Trump, a person who is afraid of stairs, has long spewed mush-brain lies and bizarre boasts about everything, and that includes 9/11. Remember when he claimed he cleared rubble from Ground Zero, or the time he lied about seeing Muslims celebrating the Twin Towers falling, or when he said “hundreds” of…

Washington And ESPN Are Being Whiny Little Babies About An Announcer's Tweet  Washington And ESPN Are Being Whiny Little Babies About An Announcer's Tweet 

Following University of Washington’s 21-16 loss to Auburn two weeks ago, ESPN announcer Mark Jones accurately tweeted that the team “took one on the chin.” He also wrote, “Where’s Montana?” referencing an ESPN broadcast from last season when the Huskies were lightly ribbed for having a “cupcake” non-conference…

Like The Rest Of Us, Tennis's Governing Bodies Are Arguing About Serena Williams Like The Rest Of Us, Tennis's Governing Bodies Are Arguing About Serena Williams

Through a series of statements, tennis’s governing bodies (the Women’s Tennis Association, the U.S. Tennis Association, and the International Tennis Federations) are staking out their positions on the sad and entirely avoidable debacle that was the U.S. Open women’s final.

"I Received A Check For $4": Letters From FanSided Writers "I Received A Check For $4": Letters From FanSided Writers

On Wednesday, Deadspin published a report about how FanSided uses unpaid and underpaid labor to power its websites, which in turn bolster Sports Illustrated and its parent company, Meredith Corporation. With names and other identifying information redacted by request, here are some of the dozens of emails and Twitter…

Naomi Osaka To Upcoming U.S. Open Final Opponent Serena Williams: "I Love You" Naomi Osaka To Upcoming U.S. Open Final Opponent Serena Williams: "I Love You"

Last night, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka beat Madison Keys in a U.S. Open semifinal match 6-2, 6-4 to advance to her first grand slam final, where she will face Serena Williams, who has played in 31 of them. How is Osaka feeling about playing Serena? Pretty good!

NY State Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Was Once Involved In Bizarre Legal Dispute With Keith Hernandez And His Ex-Wife NY State Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Was Once Involved In Bizarre Legal Dispute With Keith Hernandez And His Ex-Wife

Five years ago, as Tablet and the Daily Mail reported today, current New York state Senate candidate Julia Salazar sued Kai Hernandez, the ex-wife of former Mets star and baseball announcer Keith Hernandez, for defamation after she said Salazar stole from her, tried to break into her bank account, and possibly claimed…

Men Should Play Best Of Three Sets, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is A Weenie Like ESPN's Brad Gilbert Men Should Play Best Of Three Sets, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is A Weenie Like ESPN's Brad Gilbert

At the grand slams—Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open—men play best-of-five set matches, and these matches are often too long. (Men play best of three sets at all other tournaments, except the Davis Cup.) At Wimbledon this year, John Isner and Kevin Anderson played for more than six hours in their…

FanSided, Sports Illustrated's Slimy Appendage, Reeks Of Exploitation FanSided, Sports Illustrated's Slimy Appendage, Reeks Of Exploitation

In 2015, Time Inc., the listing titan of 20th-century publishing, bought FanSided—a network of more than 300 sport- and team-centric blogs producing the sort of easily digestible and SEO-friendly posts that exist purely to show up near the top in Google searches—and attached it to their legacy publication, Sports…

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