My number one takeaway from Hard Knocks this year is that Jameis is the corniest dude of all time. I can’t decide if its better or worse if this is all a put-on for the cameras, or a put-on for the team that he’d be doing even without HBO around, or if this is the way he actually is. I suspect he himself might not… Read more
As a light-skinned mixed race guy who grew up mostly in mostly-white suburbs, it’s really distressing to see this kind of ignorance given that much of a platform. There are enough “but come on though, you’re not *really* black, right” attitudes out there in the world from white people, we don’t need it from the other… Read more
This move also lets the Celtics bring over Guerschon Yabusele, 2016's #16 overall pick who spent last year playing in Shanghai.
Bring Alex Pareene on to talk about literally any topic he wants, and bring Burneko on to talk about any topic he wants so long as it has no connection to Wizards basketball.
Woj reported that the Pacers had a 3-team deal with Cleveland and Denver that would have given them Garry Harris and a pick from Cleveland, and that the Celtics’ offer was Crowder, Smart and multiple picks. David Aldridge reported the same Celtics offer and reported that “Indy wasn’t interested in BOS vets/non-BKN… Read more
Good lord are these Ainge takes dumb. Ainge is the guy who put together the Pierce/Garnett/Allen/Rondo Celtics; he knows how to transform assets into a great team. Ainge has won an NBA championship. Ainge’s team, even if you snapped your fingers and instantly stripped it of every future draft asset it holds, would… Read more
KishPrime has the right of it. Consider the Celtics’ situation. They currently have only one player on a max contract and no one else under contract for next year makes more than $8.2 million. Their star is an All-NBA player making only $6 million, which is half of the absurdly small figure Steph is getting that… Read more
The Brave Little Toaster movie fucked me up as a kid holy shit
That MNF promo gives me a question for the olds: did the 90s seem as strange as they seem now in real time and I just didn’t notice because I was a child, or did everyone think they were living in a perfectly normal decade?
Ever since the playoffs started, Burneko’s only NBA pieces have been (1) homer celebrations when good things happen for the Wizards and (2) butthurt rants when good things happen for Wizards opponents. I was hoping the Wizards going out would relieve us of this, but alas.
The pro move is to get your crab from your local Costco/BJs/other wholesale club type location. Will cut the cost of the crab by upwards of 50%.
Define “most socialist policies”? Because many of the critical features of social democracies around the world actually poll quite well here. 58% of people support switching to a single-payer healthcare system. 62% favor making public colleges tuition-free. A 2014 poll (i.e., a poll taken before Sanders’ campaign… Read more
Yeah, there are only a handful of teams that have any chance of winning through 4 rounds of best-of-7 series and getting a championship so that is similar. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the insane structural disparities that exist between teams like Barcelona or Real Madrid and teams like… Read more
Here’s where I have trouble with Spanish football (and this same dynamic is present in all the major European leagues to at least some degree, but it seems most egregious in Spain). What in God’s name are FC Barcelona — a side with three-quarters of a billion dollars worth of players on its team including at least 3… Read more
I don’t think it’s ever said outright, but the problem with simply duplicating money in Harry Potter is that transfiguration is not permanent. If you take a twig and transfigure it into a gold Galleon, eventually it will turn back into a twig and you’ll be found out. This is the same reason why money is necessary at… Read more