Sports Snobbery, Episode Seven: Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

Sports Snobbery

As I’m prone to do on slow nights behind the bar, which are fortunately becoming more and more infrequent, I’ll strike up random conversations about this or that with my customer base.  With the Super Bowl approaching, I chose the Continue reading

Comedy Central crushes Coldplay with a simple hashtag

Coldplay

With all this talk about Coldplay performing the Super Bowl halftime show, my favorite social media venue has come up with a hashtag to employ our sensibilities.  It’s called #betterhalftimeshows. I’ve already discussed how the NFL could make the halftime Continue reading

Progress: No longer trapped at the Trop, Rays free to look for new home

the Trop

There’s a Major League Baseball stadium that nobody goes to.  It’s about 38 miles from my house. A pretty good and consistently competitive baseball team plays there.  That team is the Tampa Bay Rays.  That stadium is Tropicana Field. 38 Continue reading

The grass is always greener, aka, why every trade is an uncertainty until it’s not

baseball bat

I’m going to use an example of a trade between two otherwise unknown baseball players to prove a point. Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays traded away reliever Jake McGee to the Colorado Rockies for an outfielder named Corey Dickerson. Continue reading

The contest to end all contests, so to speak

Clint

Oiled up, buns up, I lay there on the massage table.  After all, tending bar for forty-plus hours a week and writing for nearly that many requires some painstaking, preventive maintenance. As she and I always do, the official licensed Continue reading

Carson Palmer becomes Twitter’s latest victim

Carson Palmer

I’m going to go ahead and rag on Carson Palmer because after the Sunday he had, it’s easy pickins’.  Plus I had money on the Cardinals so I plan on getting my money’s worth. With millions of Americans having just Continue reading

Two and ten: The frighteningly bleak future of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Bron not happy

Somewhat surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors were three point underdogs Monday night headed into Cleveland.  It was the first time all season long Las Vegas didn’t consider them a favorite.  After a thirty-four point dismantling of the Cavaliers, Monday will Continue reading

#DrouinWatch, or How I Learned to Refuse to Play Because My Agent is an Idiot

drouin

Meet Jonathan Drouin. 20 years old from the furthest reaches of Quebec. Five years ago, he was drafted to a junior league hockey team in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He made his debut for the Halifax Mooseheads at 17, and got Continue reading