Thankfully that isn’t what I said.
I say or write some version of this every year, but, each season the championship goes to a team that got lucky: Their own players’ Achilles’ tendons didn’t explode and/or some other team’s players’ Achilles’ tendons exploded and/or the seeding protected them from a tough matchup that would have worn them down before…
Who’s shitting on it? It’s one of my favorite sitcoms ever!
oh wow, you know him personally? that’s neat
Honestly why would anyone ever watch that show.
JJ Abrams’s mediocre Star Trek movies are each a billion times better than literally anything Seth McFarlane has ever made or will ever make.
I’m not an io9 writer. This isn’t io9.
I mean, that sounds nice and all, but Shaq was one of the most dominant and successful players in NBA history despite never rising above “miserable” as a free-throw shooter.
I insist A) that Pluto is a planet, and B) that Uranus’s unfortunate name is canceled out by its cool sideways-ness and by how it is usually rendered in a sinister greenish color.
I think Canelo won the first two rounds definitively. But yeah, Golovkin won seven straight rounds, including a few where Canelo all but gave up on even trying to do more than defend himself, and Golovkin was walking straight through the shots he did fire.
He didn’t win the 3rd, and he didn’t win the 11th. You can give him the 10th to make up for it if you want, but Golovkin out-threw and out-landed him in the 11th. But this points to the bigger issue: Other than the 1st and 2nd, the only other rounds you’d give to Canelo are ones he may have won on narrow interpretive…
It’s very odd to me that you think this is an example of Deadspin (and/or me)—as opposed to, say, the very many smarmy Giants fans pitching tantrums in response to good-natured ribbing—having thin skin.
Listen, the arrangement is: If a team is going to do unmistakably goofy stuff like make a big sentimental deal out of celebrating some journeyman pitcher who had one good-ish year for them, that’s fine, but then they also have to accept that the rest of the country is gonna call them goobers for it. The only thing out…
I’m basically this way too. I like lots and lots of music, and there are songs and albums I really love, but no band or musician has ever meant even like 1/1,000th as much to me as, for example, Hüsker Dü meant to McKenna or Marchman or John Cook. I’m just ... not all that passionate about music.
There really is no way for me to say this that will not seem condescending. Probably it is condescending. But I can’t help but recall that we all said all this exact same stuff when Deadspin switched over to Kinja. The stuff about a business alienating its loyal core. The stuff about people coming for the comments…
It does suck! It’s truly a bummer. I was, like, heartbroken when Azure Texan stopped commenting here (uh, like five years ago). But the sites go on, and almost none of their readers can tell the difference.
This will surprise no one, but I pretty much never stand for the anthem.
I mean, do you think it would be wiser for them to make decisions about the future and technical infrastructure of their website on the basis of what’s least upsetting to the 0.0000000000001% of readers who are regular commenters?