Why can’t we celebrate the career of one of the most entertaining defensive players any of us have ever seen without judging the hell out of the guy?
There’s merit to an occasional stolen base, and an inherent benefit for those players with better than “plus” speed, a la Quintin Berry. But to risk Austin Jackson’s moderately above average speed and relatively high .377 on base percentage is just asinine.
The storyline at the beginning of the NFL playoffs was all about the young quarterbacks, with three rookie and three sophomore signal callers leading teams to the postseason. Well, those days have come and gone.
2013 NHL Season Preview The NHL is back from negotiations that resulted in me falling into a deep depression for the past several months. I stopped shaking a week ago, and am back on solid foods. NHL hockey begins today and because of that we dance. The season is going to be a short one [...]
Brace yourselves: A long winter is coming. The 2013 Detroit Red Wings are not a good hockey team. The strike-shortened season is perhaps a good thing, as sitting through a full 82 game schedule might leave fans asking “Are the Pistons on tonight?” Yes, it could be that bad. Need a second opinion? Ask general [...]
Bravo, Deadspin. The polarizing site — one that many times consists of small-scale odd and lol-worthy news stories in the world of sports — has muckraked its way to a truly stunning and poignant (if you’re a journo enthusiast) story here. Deadspin writers Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey produced this jaw-dropping story of Notre Dame [...]
Notre Dame is 12-0. They are the number one team in the nation for the first time since 1993, a year in which Lou Holtz was the coach, Bill Clinton the president, ‘The Sandlot’ was playing in theaters and ‘Informer’ by Snow was blasting from cassette players across the country. The Irish faithful have waited [...]
It’s that very special time of year again. Not the Olympics. It’s far more important than that. It’s like waking up on Christmas day and finding out the Easter Bunny dropped some chocolate eggs as well. It’s like the Tooth Fairy decided to give you a raise for those molars. It’s fantasy football. I do not [...]
The trade deadline has come and gone, resulting in many deals that raised eyebrows, such as Hanley Ramirez or Shane Victorino to the Dodgers, but more exciting are the ones that didn’t happen. After placing Cliff Lee on waivers Friday, the Phillies then pulled their ace, but not before the Dodgers put a claim on [...]