My Final Thought About the Baseball Hall of Fame


If hat size and back acne are sufficiently probative to keep the greatest players who ever lived out of the Hall of Fame, why are we stopping there?

Putting it to Bed: The 2012 San Francisco Giants Postseason, Part II


Jim Jividen continues the story of the San Francisco Giants’ surprising run to the World Series, recapping their NLCS showdown against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs or Passages from William Appleman Williams’ The Tragedy of American Diplomacy


In the interest of writing a thoughtful piece during a slow week, Jim Jividen mashed up William Appleman Williams and Michael Jackson.

2012 Survivor Series Preview


Who’s going to win big at the 2012 Survivor Series? Wrestling expert Jim Jividen has the inside scoop.

We’re Number 101! Every World Series Champion Ranked 1-108.


In honor of his beloved (but stunningly average) Giants’ surprising World Series win, Jim Jividen ranks all of the Fall Classic winners from 1 to 108.

Our Football Picks, Week 5: The Great Pumpkin


Jim Jividen thought he had it figured out. Then his beloved San Francisco Giants went and won the World Series, and he went and got married. All this, plus weekly football picks!

Our Football Picks, Week 4: The Catch


Jim Jividen’s got a can’t-miss script for the best sports book never written: how the progressive San Francisco 49ers stood athwart the rising tide of conservatism in the 1980s and gave San Franciscans something to be proud about.

Our Football Picks, Week 3: One-Question Quiz


Fill in the blank: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III became the first ever quarterback ______________ to start an NFL game.

Our Football Picks, Week 2: The Jannetty


Jim Jividen’s got the skinny on this week’s NFL and NCAA games–and he’s managed to fit a can’t-miss romantic comedy idea in there, too!

Our Fearless Football Picks: For Entertainment Purposes Only


Football’s back, and Jim Jividen’s got all the right picks. Why shouldn’t he? He’s been betting against the spread since he was 8.