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About Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer is currently taking time off before pursuing a PhD in English. His free time is spent reading, playing music, and obsessing over sports.
Scottie Pippen Will Not Face Assault Charges

As reported back in June, former NBA player Scottie Pippen was facing possible assault charges stemming from an incident at Malibu celeb hotspot Nobu. The alleged victim claimed that Pippen spit on him, punched him in the mouth, and then …

Monopoly Officially Introduces New Piece

As reported earlier this year, the classic board game Monopoly has undergone a change to one of its iconic playing pieces. A fan vote conducted in February officially ousted the classic iron piece in favor of something a little more …

Aaron Hernandez Was Using Drugs, Became Paranoid

The Aaron Hernandez saga has been a dark and troubling episode in the NFL offseason, and it doesn’t show any signs of getting better anytime soon. A new report by Rolling Stone claims that Hernandez had been surrounding himself with …

Johnny Manziel Receives Half-Game Suspension

When the NCAA announced that it was investigating Texas A&M star and defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel there were a lot of Aggies fans that were left to sweat it out, even though the player’s attorney’s claimed that he …

Measles Outbreak Sickens 21 At Texas Megachurch

Diseases that spread quickly among populations, such as measles, tend to move like wildfire through tight-knit communities. That is exactly what is happening as a measles outbreak continues to move through a megachurch congregation in Texas. Eagle Mountain International Church …

Tesla Outsells Porsche And Others In California
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The state of California has long been considered to be more accepting of green technologies, especially in the realm of automobiles. Jokes about the streets being filled with the hybrid Toyota Prius are well known and made often. It should …

Lucas Cruikshank Of ‘Fred’ Fame Comes Out
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If you want to tell the whole world that you are gay then there are fewer avenues that would work more quickly than YouTube. That is especially true if you have one of the many channels that draws millions of …

Notre Dame Football Player Quits Due To Migraines
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Notre Dame, which is coming off their most successful season in recent history and an appearance in the national championship game, is in the upper echelon of the college football world once again and are looking to keep it that …

Hermes Leather Basketball To Sell For $12,900

Some items just make it abundantly clear that some people in the world have more money than they know what to do with. That is where companies like French fashion label Hermes come in to offer them ridiculously posh items …

James Franco To Host Artsy New TV Show

There seems to be nothing that James Franco can’t do. Not only does he star in serious dramas that garner him oscar nominations (“27 Hours”) as well as hilarious comedies that bring even more critical acclaim (“Pineapple Express”, “This Is …

‘Avengers 2′ Update: Ultron To Differ From Comics
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A super powerful, self-aware robot does not exactly sound like the easiest character for audiences to relate to. It’s the classic problem that many fans, including this writer, have with Superman: how is a being that is capable of anything …

Sid Bernstein, Former Beatles Promoter, Dead at 95

The “British Invasion” of the 1960s brought many exciting young acts across the pond to the United States where they were then serenaded with the screams of rabid young girls who would have ran through a brick wall to be …

Denver’s Von Miller Suspended For 6 Games

When you read of a professional athlete being suspended from their respective sport for violation of drug policy you’re somewhat naive if your mind does not automatically go to performance enhancing drugs. Luckily for fans of the Denver Broncos, linebacker …

Ted Cruz ‘Birther’ Issue Draws Comparison To Obama

As the talk about the 2016 presidential race begins to get louder (despite it being literally years away) the name Ted Cruz has gained more and more significance to the average person. Cruz, who is a Republican senator from Texas, …

Million Muslim March Planned For 9/11 Given New Name
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The announcement of a “Million Muslim March” on the national mall on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks drew the high level of criticism that you would expect of such an event. In an attempt to draw less fire …

Mashco-Piro Tribe Of Peru Makes Rare Appearance

In the modern world it is easy to assume that everyone carries a cell phone and has access to things like the internet. After all, you are using it right now to read this story and when you opened your …

Malmstrom Air Force Base Fails Security Test

No one wants to eat at a restaurant that has received a failing grade from the health inspector, or one that has received any lower than an A-, and that’s pushing it for some. Now, imagine that failed restaurant could …

Hyundai Issues Recall for 260,000 Vehicles
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If you are the proud owner of a Hyundai Sonata or Azera manufactured between 2005 and 2011, or a 2013 Sante Fe, then you should pay very close attention to this story. The company announced a massive recall for the …

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Named Worst By Fans

Fans of Star Trek have a reputation for being some of the most rabid in all of entertainment. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that when a film in the series is subpar they are not …

Adrian Peterson Flattered By Steroid Rumors

Anyone who has seen Adrian Peterson without a shirt on knows that he has muscles on top of larger muscles. In the steroid era of major sports such a physique is quick to draw presumptions about how the athlete was …

Vitali Klitschko To Run For President Of Ukraine

World boxing champion Vitali Klitschko is planning to do big things outside of the ring. In a statement released by the World Boxing Council the Ukrainian giant announced that he will run for his country’s presidency for the year 2015. …

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Author Tops Top-Earner List

Very few people become an author to make money, and those who do often rake in a modest sum that allows them to work on their next project. The Forbes list of top-earning authors of 2013 is not filled with …

Dallas Cowboys Top List Of Most Valuable Teams

While the National Football League may not have the worldwide following that is so coveted in sports, it does continue to be far and away the most lucrative league in the world. NFL franchises, including the really bad ones, are …

Heinz Announces 600 Layoffs In US and Canada
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American food company and condiment titan the H.J. Heinz Co. announced that they will be laying off 600 workers across the United States and Canada. The layoffs will include 350 workers at the company’s home base in Pittsburgh, PA. Heinz …