Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Jason Plautz is an award-winning journalist based in Denver, covering the environment, politics, and the intersection of the two.
Before flying out of the starting blocks—and ultimately taking Olympic gold in the 100-meter race for the third time—Jamaica's Usain Bolt was met not with the fire of a pistol, but a noise triggered by an electronic gun.
We've all been given a nickname we weren't too fond of. These public figures can relate.
“There was no question that beer played a great part in the affair.”
There may be plenty of sibling athletes, but it's twice as nice for these 15 pairs of twins from the world of sports.
These unofficial stats may not be as illuminating, but they're certainly more fun.
We're living in the golden age of statistics for sports geeks.
Sure, state quarters and presidential dollar coins may be fun. But for a truly unique coin, you need to think outside the box—or the circle, as it were—and come up with a truly original shape.
Happy Washington's Birthday! Oh, did you think we were celebrating Presidents' Day? In fact, the federal holiday on the third Monday in February is officially known as Washington's Day to celebrate the birthday of the first president.
Maybe they didn't fit the tone of the film they were supposed to appear in. Maybe the director just couldn't find a place for them. Whatever the reason, these 11 songs never made it into the movies they were intended for.
This season, the NFL added a weekly Thursday night game, which puts professional football on TV three nights a week. Later on, after the bulk of the college football season is over, Saturday will also be in the mix—but for now, the league has to stay away
11 Debuts That Got Booed