1. Respectable attorneys do not write novelesque pleadings like this. Federal rules of procedure rule 8 requires the defendant state in “short and plain terms its defenses to each claim asserted against it”. I recall an attorney moved to strike a complaint because it was too verbose (yet still a fraction of Winston’s… Read more
For the first time since 2007, the Jamaican men’s 4x100 relay team lost a world championship final as they fell to…
And at that point, Drew Magary wrote in his notebooks, “game over” and verily did the journalism gods look down and smile.
Like, why the fuck would she leave her couch there?
Ummm, yeah, I kinda figured that, which is why I deliberately chose a monologue from a movie that had nothing to do with football. It's a comedic structure that pairs a stated understanding with a clear misunderstanding to bring about the sudden appearance of the unexpected.
RG3 is proof that the world is a shitty place. In a just world, he would have to almost any other organization, been paired with a good head coach and coordinator, and had a very productive fifteen career. Instead, he gets two petty coaches in three years and a shitty, clueless owner and this marvelous clusterfuck of… Read more
I see very little proof.
So now you've sued the only business that needs punters and slammed the only media that follows punters. You're a real fucking genius.
"I'm really not saying, 'Go barefoot.' What I'm saying is, what is the evidence to back up this scientific claim that you need special shoes in order to do something that your species has been superb at for two million years?" Read more
no - there is a distinction between running as a bandit (which actually has been a Boston Marathon tradition up until this year) and forging a race bib (which is what these folks did to get around security). When they were allowed, bandits would start in the back of the pack, after all official runners have started,… Read more
— The Boston Marathon (as with road racing in general), was very popular in the late '70s and early '80s, as the baby boomers kicked off the jogging craze. Interest faded as baby boomers got older, the novelty wore off, and, yes, the East Africans took over. Read more
It used to be one of the biggest sporting events in the country, both at the turn of the 20th century and in the 1970s. And talking about the Boston, New York and Philly marathons in the same breath is like comparing the British Open, the Masters and your local muni pro-am.
...he said to the Slate.com writer about his Slate.com story. Good job.
You do realize that Fatsis is a sports writer and contributor to NPR with decades of experience?
The added hyphens and spaces in a couple of the compound words really changes the whole complexion of the piece. You guys are just nit-picking