I found out that there’s a convenience store near the house that stocks Robert The Bruce, and I’m probably not going to be posting much the next few weeks or years cuz I’m going to be drinking this non-stop.
If you watch preseason football as nothing more than just a football game, you will be bored out of your mind. By the time the second half starts the field will be filled with players you’ve never heard of that probably won’t make the team, and then that voice begins creeping into your mind, asking you just what it is you’re doing with your life.
And it’s very important to shut that voice up and stuff it back in its little hole where it minds its own god damn business. So how do you do that? It’s simple! You don’t watch tonight’s Bears game to watch the actual game, you just look for the interesting things inside the game.
The NBA released the Bulls schedule for the upcoming season (as well as the rest of the league, obviously), and while I have a hard time getting excited about an 82-game schedule, there was one aspect of it that concerned me.
The Bulls will play on consecutive nights 19 times next season.
Last night Gordon Beckham not only made a diving play to start a double play, and keep what could have been the winning run from scoring in the ninth inning, but he also delivered the two out, game-winning single in the 10th.
In other words, Gordon Beckham’s trade value has never been higher than it is right now. Put him on waivers this instant, Rick Hahn. September will be here soon.
It was 20 years ago today, August 12, 1994, that the last strike in Major League Baseball began. I was only 13 at the time, but I remember it pretty well. I remember it because, just over a month after the strike began, the World Series would be cancelled for the first time in history.
For a kid who was as obsessed about sports at the time as I was (and still am), particularly baseball, this was a crushing blow in and of itself. It didn’t make sense that there wasn’t going to be a World Series. There’s always a World Series.
What in the hell is the point of life without a World Series or a Super Bowl?
What was more impressive than this man’s catch — which Dayan Viciedo couldn’t make — was the smooth transition he had with his wife afterward. He discreetly handed her the ball while she handed him another ball and he then threw that one back. While I think the throwing the ball back thing is stupid, I respect the hustle.
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