Imagine you are sitting in your office simply doing your job and a nasty e-mail pops into your inbox accusing you of being a fraud. You go online and find that some bloggers have written virulent posts about you. That night, you're at home with your family watching the news and a talking head is lambasting you by name. Later, a powerful politician demands all your e-mails from your former employer.
As education scandals go, the news that students at some of the best high schools on Long Island paid others to take their College Board tests seems mild. The Long Island scandal pales behind the sex scandal at Penn State.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season where eating is central to the festivities. While it's also the season of indulgence, it's easy to plan a holiday meal that's delicious and healthful. Whether you're serving two or 20, these guidelines will help make sure your big dinner is a success. Follow our tips for making smart choices at the market, in the kitchen, and at the table.
I let the Pac-10 fans have their fun last week taking assorted jabs at their mostly-SEC counterparts. I could print some of the 300-something retorts, but you can already guess what most of them said (past two national titles, head-to-head record, blah, blah, blah), not to mention this little banter would consume the Mailbag interminably.
Of the 53 players on the Giants' roster when they won the Super Bowl in February against the Patriots, 42 were drafted after the second round or were undrafted free agents. Exhibit No. 1 that the decisions made on the second day of the NFL draft can have just as much impact on a team's future as the first- and second-round picks.
If all goes well for Jeannette (Pa.) High quarterback Terrelle Pryor during the next few weeks, he'll wind up at Penn State. Not for college -- though the Nittany Lions are among Pryor's four finalists -- but for the Pennsylvania Class AA state basketball final on March 15 at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center.
Todd Boeckman has not thrown a game-winning touchdown pass across his body like Matt Ryan. He does not run over linebackers like Tim Tebow. He does not juke guys out of their shoes on the option plays, like Dennis Dixon.
One of the fun things about writing the Mailbag each week is you never know which portion will touch the biggest nerve. Last week, it was a seemingly innocuous, buried-on-page-three question from a reader named Jeff in Atlanta wondering why Georgia coach Mark Richt isn't catching any heat for failing to reach the national title game.
Having traveled 18 hours from his native Zimbabwe, Munya Maraire, the track coach for the Worldwide Scholarships team -- a group of athletes from the African nation --had come too far to simply spend his day as a track coach sitting in the stands.
Last Friday night, I was sitting in the backseat of a cab with the windows rolled down when a dude in a convertible pulled up next to me blasting that song Hey there, Delilah. It's been stuck in my head for five straight days since. The good news is, it's soft, melodious and not nearly as annoying as Outkast's Hey Ya!, which, you may recall, got stuck in the heads of the entire American population for a good two months in the winter of 2004.
From the team hotel to the post-game locker room, SI.com's Luke Winn spent 12 hours with the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday to get an inside view of life on the road with a top-five team. The public could only see UW's 8 p.m. game against Penn State, which the Badgers won 71-58, but there was plenty more action behind the scenes.
We've been patting ourselves on the back lately, celebrating how much progress the sports world has made in terms of racial equality. We're supposedly so colorblind that when two African-American coaches reached the Super Bowl last week, the general reaction was, "What? Dungy and Lovie are black? I hadn't noticed."
The conventional wisdom about the holidays is that weight gain is unavoidable. But don't let it scare you away from enjoying your favorite foods at this time of year. Here are thee eat-smart strategies to get you through the season.
Making time for yourself and your family is the top goal for 2006, according to a MONEY poll. Lack of time is really two problems: You probably are too busy, and you aren't making the best use of the spare time you have. The action plan below will help you address both.