specialagentjohnson
SpecialAgentJohnson
specialagentjohnson
Feb 12 2019
7

The point is, what is THEIR point in doing this now? And by now, I mean specifically NOW!. The timing just seems to be a little too convenient to be far more explosive than it would have been 6 months ago, or a year ago.

Feb 11 2019
7

Let’s go ahead and report this after all the physical evidence is gone, after alibis cant be verified or established, after witness memory is hazy....and conveniently at a time when somebody is rising to a better station in life. I’m not saying she is lying or isnt lying...but it cant be proven or unproven with any Read more

Feb 10 2019
3

Well they make movies for the entire planet now, and also they want to prevent other companies from releasing films and building IP.  Hard to fault Disney for their strategy given their ludicrous success the past few years.

Feb 8 2019
6

i work 55-60 hours a week at a job, and spend much of my spare time trying to get a writing career off the ground. i’m fine with supporting those who are unwilling to work. but then again i’m a socialist (and also not a sanctimonious piece of shit who still buys into the toxic myth of the protestant work ethic) so Read more

Feb 8 2019
5

My personal take, as our increasing automation lowers the available number of truly necessary jobs, is that work should be about making money to improve your life and provide comforts. Rather than earning the “right to live” in dollars and cents.

Everyone should have the money or resources to live. Even if they can’t Read more

Feb 8 2019
7

your argument is exactly who that part is for. although worded poorly, it’s talking about a universal basic income. this would allow those who would rather “sit at home working on my shitty novel”, etc... to do so with the knowledge that they won’t go hungry or become homeless. when people aren’t forced to work 1 or Read more

Feb 8 2019
4

Somehow I doubt that language actually exists in the resolution. I’d be shocked if it were, and I’m already shocked that you considered it even remotely likely enough to wrote a long post about. Maybe you should just bring up the resolution and do a Ctrl-F search? Read more

Feb 8 2019
32

Personally, I’m fine with it-to a point. We need to decouple a persons worth to society from how they earn money. Read more

Feb 7 2019
2

The linked article doesn’t provide any information other than the promotional activities, which I don’t believe was the initial topic. I was trying to figure out if what’s mentioned in this article (avoiding the media for 9 days/walking out of a presser) was a violation of his contract or the CBA. Read more

Feb 7 2019
2

Legit Q - what are the snakelike qualities? The burner thing or something else? I’m legit interested in this because I don’t understand it. Like, if you’re an OKC fan and you think he was a snake to leave, well, w/e. But if you’re not an OKC fan and you had a problem with him leaving, I find that odd. Read more

Feb 7 2019
13

You seem to be equating the fact that it would be good for him (or those around him) with it being within his job description. I’m not sure that he could be paid any more money by his current employer if he played nicer with the media, since he will likely be on a max deal for the rest of his prime years. There are Read more

Feb 7 2019
7

Is it, though? I’m not sure what obligations truly exist within his contract or the CBA with regards to media exposure. I did some quick googling and it says that players have to be available for 45 minutes after games, but if he can just up and walk out after a 2 minute presser or not show up for 9 days without being Read more

Feb 7 2019
20

None of those guys had free agency, and I’d be willing to bet everything I’ve ever owned and will ever own that at least 75% of the superstars you remember would have tried to engineer moves like that if they had the leverage.

Feb 7 2019
6

He’s man enough to go on Simmons’ podcast 4 or 5 times and talk real talk, which is more than most superstars (LeBron!) are willing to do.  He’s sensitive AF, no doubt, but he appears more honest and transparent than the average top 10 player in (name your pro sports league).  I can see why people don’t love him, but Read more

Feb 7 2019
12

Yeah, no way. I get where you have to be tenacious to get scoops and stories, but I’ll never understand why reporters waste so much time and effort (not to mention readers’ and viewers’ time) asking questions which will either produce rote answers or solicit zero new information.

Feb 7 2019
13

Sure, this is part of the job, and all that, but sports media would be improved immeasurably if the whole industry spontaneously decided to never write another article speculating about free agency.

Feb 7 2019
36

Let’s be charitable to Durant, and grant that it is probably very annoying to come to work every day and have a bunch of people asking you about where you plan on working next year. Read more

Jan 29 2019
2

Beto absolutely is (and should be) facing scrutiny over his choice of partner, and the career opportunities it gave him: Read more