athletics

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 Guys Who Still Rollerblade Are Having Way More Fun Than You

Like the Doppler effect of a passing train, a semi-in-tune rendition of “Walking on Sunshine” grew in volume from behind me as I dragged my…

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…

What Makes a Good Pregame Speech?

Back in November, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston tried to give his team a fiery, “Eat a W!”-centric pregame speech to pump them up….