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Olympics

Olympics

I’m not generally one for Schadenfreude much anymore, but it’s hard not to take some enjoyment in watching the absurd spectacle of these Sochi games shine a light on how hopelessly corrupt the IOC is in awarding the world’s premier [...]

February 18, 2014 Blog, Sports
YES!

YES!

What do we have here? Why that’s my wife wearing a Daniel Bryan t-shirt, yours truly wearing a vintage Macho Man t-shirt, and our friend Cindy in a Dolph Ziggler t-shirt in a photo taken over a month ago inside [...]

November 19, 2013 Blog, Sports
Process

Process

Here’s a hypothetical question that shouldn’t take you very long to answer: Would you rather your favorite NFL team play a very tight game that is widely regarded as one of the greatest matchups in the history of the Super [...]

November 5, 2013 Blog, Sports
Trash

Trash

As much as I might hate certain teams, (and I do) I’m done trash talking any of their fans. I just don’t have it in me anymore. And truthfully, I never did, anyway, so it’s not like this is any [...]

September 3, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Rants, Sports
East/West

East/West

Not really a post, but something I just wanted to share because I’ve watched this maybe 25 times this week, and there are still no signs of me slowing down. Out of nowhere, and with no explanation, my friend Jamie [...]

July 5, 2013 Blog, Goofiness, Sports
Market

Market

I am not a baseball general manager, which remains on my life’s most egregious miscarriages of justice. I say that based mostly on one drunken rant I unloaded onto my best friend Jason on July 4th, 2005. I knew how [...]

April 23, 2013 Blog, Sports
Unidiculous

Unidiculous

When I talk to people about sports, I frequently get bored quickly at how unimaginatively everyone seems to discuss them. Most discussions are either rote exercises in fantasy general managership (What the Yankees need to do to get under the [...]

April 4, 2013 Blog, Goofiness, Sports
Lottery

Lottery

Opening Day of the baseball season is a holiday. It’s a chance to shake off the winter rust, get back into the warm sunshine, crack some shells, drink some beers, and kick off the next great baseball season. When the [...]

March 29, 2013 Blog, Rants, Sports
Madness

Madness

Back when I was way more of a dick, I used to shit on March Madness. Why, I have no idea, but that was just sort of who I was. March Madness resided in that not-so-rarefied air also occupied by [...]

March 20, 2013 Blog, Sports
Spoiled

Spoiled

I went to the Avalanche game on President’s Day. They defeated the Nashville Predators 6-5l in a wild game that saw the Avs seem to do their best to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory as they so often [...]

March 11, 2013 Blog, Sports