Replace “bed bug” with “magazine” and this was Conde...– A+ for the shoehorned Conde slam. Always A+ for that.
This is why I stick to watching TV. →
Can someone explain to me why it took the work of FOUR different WSJ reporters to write this piece of air? I’ve seen fewer bylines on like, epic NYT A1 Pentagon scandal seven-part year-long investigative Pulitzer-bait magnum opuses. Bess Levin could have written this in 15 minutes hungover.
"There is a 'no sleep within a twenty-five mile... →
Not gonna lie, I'm pretttty pretttty proud of this... →
Sports were in the pauses on the other end of the phone when I spoke to my Dad...– Aw, this essay by Steve Rushin on why he can’t escape sports is really quite lovely.
doree: Sad that there are only three women on this list. Caroline mentioned this as well (and also noticed, as I sort of did, that the breadth of publications represented is extremely small.) (And she also pointed out the shameful lack of Krakauer.) (And now that I’m scanning through replies, I also want to wholeheartedly agree with Juli re: the David Grann “Trial By Fire”...
Goodbye, rest of the week!
Wow, this is great. I’m basically reblogging it specifically for my friend Will (and also for myself.) PS: Not that it isn’t one of the best, but it’s some bulllllllsheeeeeit that “Federer as a Religious Experience” has so many more stars than “The String Theory”. GO READ THE STRING THEORY, EVERYONE. READ IT NOW. (via peterwknox) ...
Finally, a job for Mama McNabb.
Me: LOL, headline on ESPN.com right now: "NFL to post sternly worded concussion warning."
David: "Don't you dare get a concussion, young man."
Me: "Don't make me tell your father."
David: "I will turn this team around, so help me God!"
Me: "Get hurt again and you will start losing privileges. Don't try me."
David: "I guess you're just not ready for the responsibility."
Ah, the Mrs. Claus costumes. I know them well. Whatever, props to this couple,...– THIS WEEK’S ALTARCATIONS: a Spike TV executive WOULD marry a Knicks City Dancer. Also: a deaf guy, the guitarist from Def Leppard, some Harvard dorks who met in a class about Dante, and a bride whose dad’s name is L. A. Crosse. More, so very much more!
I’m an old indian spirit living vicariously through all the Indians that once...– LuAnn de Lesseps, The Real Housewives Get Personal. (via) (via luckypaperstars)
I was on the train with my friends, with all the fans. It was quite an...– Thierry Henry already has more friends in New York than John Rocker. (via paulbrady)
"Ace Ventura," "The Mask" and "Dumb & Dumber." Has... →
The importance of beat writers.
In this age of blogs, we should not forget that beat writers, with their inside connections and their daily muckraking, bring us the important kind of value-added commentary that one could never find elsewhere. Today the New York Post’s Marc Berman BLOWS MY MIND with this IMPORTANT HARD HITTING INFORMATION from a SOURCE: PAUL-OUT EFFORT Source: Knicks would deal anyone but Amar’e for...
Although chief revenue officer Joanne Bradford has touted Demand’s ability...– LOLOLOL.
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meltzer: I wrote about Daria for the Paris Review blog. Most delightful sentence I’ll read all day? Most delightful sentence I’ll read all day.
In which I travel back in time on the Internet and...
Sorry to bring Rangers talk in here … but … If anything, it’s the other way around. Neil Smith is an incredible talent scout, but his problem is that his bosses give him a payroll that is way too big and often money clouds everything else. Look at the two-time Cup winning Redwings…Neil Smith was the head scout when almost all of their key players were drafted. He...
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hellofriend: “On a cool, clear night, typical in Southern California, Warren G is traveling around his neighborhood, searching for women to have sex with. He’s chosen to engage in this pursuit alone. Nate Dogg, however, has just arrived in Long Beach, seeking Warren. Ironically, Nate passes a car full of women who are excited to see him. He insists to the women that there’s no cause for the...
Not long ago, you might remember, the Associated Press Sports Editors gave Albom...– CRAGGS CRAGGS CRAGGS CRAGGS
"Eli has the agility of a penguin." →
"Sometimes one sees writers just standing before... →
I’m not ashamed to admit that I hang out with real life stalkers, and none of...– Lazy Blogger’s Guide to the Joel Johnson Racist Twitter-Stalk Shitstorm, otherwise known as Your Parenthetical Aside of the Day.
None of these deception tactics worked. "What... →
NBA and NHL free agency: a comparison.
Loved this breakdown of the differences between NBA and NHL free agency, from Down Goes Brown. NBA free agency: A player can undo years of positive image management with one foolish appearance on ESPN. NHL free agency: Players wisely avoid this risk by never being mentioned on ESPN, ever, for any reason. NBA free agency: The entire proceedings are overseen by a commissioner who is dedicated to...
connorsimpson asked: Right now I'm a casual fan of college football. This year I want to start really following it. Two things: I'm Canadian, which makes this unbelievably hard; and the closest thing I have to an allegiance to any school is Noel Devine, who I only like because I'm a Deion fan. Besides edsbs, who else should I read? What are the most like-able programs?
monsieur-qui asked: Favorite sport. GO! And you may only pick one.
"In the beer line at Shea we roll our eyes at the...
I was equal parts thrilled and terrified to participate in this kickass The Morning News roundtable on sportswriting and sports literature with the likes of Will Leitch, Bethlehem Shoals, Chad Harbach, Nic Brown, and Pasha Malla. Please read it, because they are all funny and smart and presumably good-looking! Also I give a shoutout to the greatest news daily of all time, the Trentonian, and make...
THE MORE YOU KNOW.
marcthesharc: The “Caravan” at the end of It’s Too Late To Stop Now is twice as long and three times as good. The best Last Waltz moment is “Further On Up the Road,” where Clapton is clearly happy to let Robbie Robertson have his show, until Robbie plays a solo just good enough to make Clapton think (you can see his face deciding this) that he actually needs to blow...
hugeinjapan: De La Soul f/ Redman — Oooh!
And they're back! →
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