How The Cleveland Browns Told Off Annoying Fans In 1974

How The Cleveland Browns Told Off Annoying Fans In 1974

This is a letter sent in by a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder in 1974 to management asking them to please terminate other fans from making paper airplanes out of the programs and sailing them around the stadium. You’ll poke your eye out! The reply back is something no company would have the cojones to do now. [More]

PS3 Lets You Stream TV-Unfriendly Sport On Your TV

Picking the low-hanging fruit of the pro sports world, Sony has locked down a way to let owners watch NHL games on TV without having to find the Versus channel in the listings. [More]

UEFA Issues Red Card To Vuvuzelas

UEFA Issues Red Card To Vuvuzelas

Nothing makes a monotonous soccer game more difficult to watch than several hours of the monotone bleating of vuvuzelas, the plastic horns that drove many World Cup viewers to hit the mute button. Thankfully, the Union of European Football (don’t call it soccer) Associations has decided to ban the noisemakers. [More]

Miniature Know-It-All Computer Referees Plan To Take Over
NFL

Miniature Know-It-All Computer Referees Plan To Take Over NFL

Fed up with controversy surrounding inconclusive replays, the NFL is exploring the possibility of putting microchips in balls, goal lines and first down markers in order to let computers decide whether touchdowns and first downs are valid. [More]

Vomiting Phillies Fan Sentenced To At Least 30 Days In
Jail

Vomiting Phillies Fan Sentenced To At Least 30 Days In Jail

For better or worse — and for most of my life, it’s tended toward the latter — I am a Philadelphia Phillies fan. That being said, I was just as horrified as everyone else when a drunk jerk at a Phillies game intentionally vomited on an 11-year-old girl back in April. Thus, I’m happy to report that he is now behind bars… and that he’s really from New Jersey. [More]

Texas Longhorns Selling Electricity To Fans

Texas Longhorns Selling Electricity To Fans

You can buy t-shirts, bobbleheads, cutlery, camping gear, computer gear and, oh, bobbleheads, based on your favorite college teams. So, what’s left to brand? How about the power coming into your home? That’s what’s happening in Dallas, where the University of Texas and Texas A&M have begun selling electricity and natural gas under the Texas Longhorns Energy and Aggies Energy brands. No word on whether you’ll get hit with rolling blackouts if the teams hit a losing streak. [More]

Top 10 Disgusting Stadium Food Vendor Health Violations

Top 10 Disgusting Stadium Food Vendor Health Violations

ESPN has put together a report on stadium food vendor health violations. Some of the violations are pretty damn gross. We’ve picked 10 of our “favorites.” [More]

Nothing Will Silence Those Damn Vuvuzelas

Nothing Will Silence Those Damn Vuvuzelas

If the sound of vuvuzelas — those ubiquitous plastic horns used by thousands of soccer fans — has made your World Cup viewing experience seem more like a visit by a horde of 17-year cicadas, Consumer Reports has a message for you: tough luck. Nothing short of muting your TV’s sound will silence the noisemakers, though there are a few ways to make them less annoying. [More]

ESPN3 Coming To Some Xbox Live Consoles

ESPN3 Coming To Some Xbox Live Consoles

Have a Gold Xbox Live account? Want to catch the latest in bass fishing, Aussie rules football and high school volleyball? You may just be in luck. ESPN has cut a deal with Microsoft to provide its streaming ESPN3 service — which includes all of these events, as well as the latest in cricket and poker — to many Xbox 360 owners with Gold accounts. Okay, you’re not limited to just those sports. ESPN3 also has the FIFA World Cup, a selection of MLB games — and the Scripps National Spelling Bee. [More]

Nationals: If You Want To See Prospect's Debut, Buy Tix To 3 Other Games

Nationals: If You Want To See Prospect's Debut, Buy Tix To 3 Other Games

Daniel is a beaten-down Washington Nationals fan looking to be in the crowd when top draft pick Stephen Strasburg takes the mound a week from today. He said the game was suddenly sold out after the Nationals indicated when Strasburg might make his first start, and then Daniel got this email from the team, declaring intentions to shake down fans to buy tickets to other games if they want to see Strasburg’s debut: [More]

Jets Fan Sues Patriots For Cheating, Loses

Jets Fan Sues Patriots For Cheating, Loses

A Jets fan who sued the New England Patriots on behalf of other fans has lost his case, says Reuters. The case concerned the “spygate” scandal in which the Patriots were caught videotaping the signals from the Jets’ sideline. The fan was seeking “damages of $61.6 million representing the cost of tickets for Jets-Patriots games at Giants Stadium from 2000 through 2007, covering Belichick’s tenure as coach, and wanted that sum tripled under federal racketeering laws.” [More]

Soccer Team Gives "Refund" After Epic 4-0 Beatdown

Soccer Team Gives "Refund" After Epic 4-0 Beatdown

The Seattle Sounders got beat 4-0 by the LA Galaxy, prompting one of the players to suggest that fans deserve a refund and apology from the team. It seem the ownership agrees. Sort of. They’re offering a one game credit to season ticket holders as compensation for the crappy play. It’s not a refund exactly, but its almost one. [More]

Intentionally Vomiting On Children Is Not A Good Way To Express Love For The Phillies

Intentionally Vomiting On Children Is Not A Good Way To Express Love For The Phillies

Oh Philadelphia, we know you love the whole “we boo Santa” image, but we must say that intentionally vomiting on an 11-year-old girl is a bit much, even for you. [More]

Too Jerky For Jerky: Ben Roethlisberger Dropped From Endorsement Deal

Too Jerky For Jerky: Ben Roethlisberger Dropped From Endorsement Deal

If you want to make lots of money selling “Big Ben’s Beef Jerky” you’re going to have to behave like a gentleman, Mr. Roethlisberger. Today the owner of Pittsburgh-based PLB Sports, Inc., said he was terminating his five-year business relationship with the Steelers’ QB. [More]

MLB.tv Decides Entire Planet Is A Blackout Area

MLB.tv Decides Entire Planet Is A Blackout Area

The MLB.tv banner ads that brag, “NO BLACKOUTS!: Blackout and other restrictions apply” may be more accurate than we initially thought. Owen tells Consumerist that he was unable to watch a Cubs/Braves game, even though he was trying to watch well after the game was over, when blackouts should no longer apply. [More]

Did NBC's Coverage Of The Winter Olympics Suck?

Did NBC's Coverage Of The Winter Olympics Suck?

As a product, NBC’s broadcast of the 2010 Winter Olympics seemed pretty disappointing to a lot of online users. TechCrunch points out that a recent analysis of comments on Twitter, blogs, and forums, shows a wide range of dissatisfaction with NBC’s coverage, with the biggest percentage focused on content: 19% of the complaints were about the tape delay of events (what a former NBC sports exec once called “plausibly live”), and 20% were about there not being enough actual sporting events shown. [More]

Watch Baseball With No Blackouts – Blackout Restrictions May Apply

Andrew sent us this perplexing banner from MLB.tv. He saw it on the Atlanta Braves’ web site. “NO BLACKOUTS!” it proclaims. Then at the bottom: “Blackout and other restrictions apply.” Well, at least the banner ad is honest. [More]

AT&T Drops Tiger Woods

AT&T Drops Tiger Woods

AT&T ended its sponsorship of Tiger Woods today. As a driving force for the ditch, company sources cited “increased fraudulent activity” inside his pants. [BBC] [More]