athletes

The Electrifying Rise and Fall of Tazer Ball — As Told by One of the Sport’s First Stars

For a brief moment in 2012, it looked like Ultimate Tazer Ball was the next big thing. Maybe it was the pure outlandishness of the…

The USWNT Didn’t Shit-Talk ‘Too Much’ — They Didn’t Shit-Talk Enough

In the realm of awful things men can say to women, telling them to “smile” is far from the most egregious. And yet, it captures…

Why Do We Love Sports, But Hate Jocks?

Despite never playing any kind of sport on screen, Biff Tannen from the Back to the Future films perfectly embodies the typical 1980s movie jock:…

True Assplay: All the Times Butts Have Been Used for Feats of Athletic Prowess

From getting it, to eating it, to having it, welcome to Ass Week, MEL’s weeklong exploration of the body part du jour. Of all the various…