Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Bring On The San Diego Raiders

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

I am a lifelong fan of the San Diego Chargers. Save your pity. Your groans of sympathy. Your attempts at jokes about how much the NFL sucks and doesn't care about its fans. I don't want any of it because fuck the Chargers. It's time to be all about the future. Chargers ...

Peyton Manning HGH charges shouldn’t be shocking

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Fandom is continuing its unbeaten streak as an incubator of willful naivete as acolytes of Peyton Manning find a report that links the quarterback to use of human growth hormone to somehow be inconceivable, either because he does or has played for their favorite team, or because he seems like ...

Carolina Panthers still have tough road to perfection

Monday, December 21st, 2015

After Carolina eked out a dramatic 38-35 win at New York on Sunday, the national media finally seems to be buying into the concept that the Panthers are good enough to run the table after spending the first half of the season speculating that the Patriots were the team with ...

San Diego Padres unveil awesome new uniforms

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

San Diego Padres fans haven't had much to cheer about over the past few seasons, but that changed on Tuesday. The franchise gave a huge gift to its supporters by unveiling new uniforms, including an homage to the past San Diegans have been demanding for years. Along with a new home ...

Jay Cutler surpasses Sid Luckman in Bears record book

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

For the vast majority of NFL teams, "the greatest quarterback in franchise history" played sometime within the last 30 years. The passing game has advanced leaps and bounds in that era, so it makes sense. There are exceptions, of course -- you could argue that the Cowboys and Steelers have to ...

Jason Pierre-Paul joins the Stupid Injury Club

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Taken on its own merits, "Florida Man injures self with fireworks" is not a newsworthy item. In fact, it may be a residency requirement. But when that Florida Man is Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, we pay attention. ESPN.com reported that JPP severely injured himself in a fireworks accident on the ...

Predicting the (sporting) futures of Mad Men’s characters

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television dramas of this or any other era, came to an end on Sunday night. And with the exception of Betty Draper, every primary character on the show has a fairly open slate as they dive headlong into the 1970s. Unless creator Matthew Weiner ...

Bill Simmons, we’re offering you a job (again)

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Back in September, ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for being honest about Roger Goodell (or for challenging his employers to suspend him) and we thought he got a raw deal. After all, he was just being a provocative voice about a sports-related topic, you know, the exact job he was hired ...