August 20, 2018

Patrick Mahomes Announced Himself With A Bomb

Two competing imperatives are in play here. The first is to avoid paying attention to preseason NFL games. They mean nothing, no result and no performance can be used to predict or extrapolate anything of value (and that some results and some performan...
August 10, 2018

Giancarlo Stanton Set A Record For The Hardest-Hit Home Run

Exit velocity has become the bugbear of baseball’s anti–“super nerds” crowd. For them, the relatively recent ability to measure how hard a ball comes off a bat is a symbol of everything wrong with modern baseball analysis: a quantification of something...
July 12, 2018

It Was A Very Bad Day For Papa John

How was your Wednesday? It was likely better than that of Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter, who resigned from just about every position he still held after it emerged that he used the n-word during a [checks notes] sensitivity training session....
July 11, 2018

Now These World Cup Teams Are Frauds, In My Opinion

There are no more frauds left, but there’ll always be an England.Read more...
July 6, 2018

Hunter S. Thompson Told Jim Irsay To Draft Ryan Leaf Over Peyton Manning

Hunter S. Thompson predicted, in the most general sense, the coming of Donald Trump, or at least the flourishing of the reactionary, retaliatory, mutually-assured-destructive base that put him and his ilk into power. (He also noted, as early as anyone,...
July 2, 2018

Dan Gilbert Wrote LeBron James A Goodbye Letter, And It’s Not Insane This Time

A lot has changed in the eight(!) years since LeBron James left the Cavaliers for the first time. The huge production of the The Decision was replaced with a grammatically suspect tweet. Cleveland has a championship. And Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, it seem...
June 26, 2018

Ozzie Albies Called His Walk-Off Homer

“It’s time to go long right now, it’s time to go deep,” Braves rookie second baseman Ozzie Albies told a teammate in the dugout before leading off the 11th inning. Yes, okay, we never hear about the times a player calls his shot and then pops out weakly to short or whatever. That still only makes instances like these

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June 25, 2018

Here Is A Twitter Account I Have Been Enjoying This World Cup

Just consider this a recommendation for People But With Small Head, a Twitter account where, as it explains, “it is people but small head.”

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June 25, 2018

Here Is A Twitter Account I Have Been Enjoying This World Cup

Just consider this a recommendation for People But With Small Head, a Twitter account where, as it explains, “it is people but small head.”

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June 25, 2018

Now These World Cup Teams Are Frauds, In My Opinion

Every team has played two matches. Definitely time enough for sweeping declarations of their fraudulence status.Read more...