When I was interviewing for my first full-time coaching job, the head coach asked me if I would be willing to make a three-year commitment to the position. I told him that I would be happy to negotiate and sign a multi-year contract. “Oh no,” he said, “We wouldn’t be giving you a contract. We would just want you to… Read more
All Bob Newhart on this one:
I used to love a good IPA, until every microbrew in the country decided they had to have the hoppiest version. I swear tons of beers are crafted without any real vision for what the flavor is supposed to be, just really hoppy. It drove me back to my first loves, stouts, porters, and brown ale. Of course, Lagunitas… Read more
Yes, stupid baby.
Imagine Chris Thompson’s reaction next NBA season when a player who catches a pass and lands in the front row has to forfeit possession to the other team.
It’s not that obscure...as an umpire, it’s something we discuss with coaches during pre-game, if the out-of-play areas are marked with a line. It’s called “catch and carry”. Generally, if the player makes the catch, and momentum takes him out of play, but he stays on his feet, the play remains live, but he has to… Read more
I don’t think you’re grasping the point of the rule - it’s actually to protect the defense. You’ve seen how long it can take for a player to get out of the stands or the dugout after making a catch - often, enough would-be time for the runners to advance more than one base after tagging up (especially if the player… Read more
Ah, finally we discover the truth of Deadspin’s VAR complaint festival - rules are bad.
It is now.