What To Make Of The 2015 Atlanta Hawks

There’s a glass-is-half-full way of viewing the last few years of NBA basketball—probably more than the last few years, probably the last decade and a half—as a thrilling and historic ascendency of Western Conference basketball. Like maybe the consistent, remarkable genius of teams at the top of the Western Conference… » 5/27/15 4:05pm 5/27/15 4:05pm

A Lot Of Words About Sincerely Disliking Bill Simmons, The Writer

So, Bill Simmons. We’re past all the eulogizing (thank God), the criticism, the speculation (for the most part), etc. There was a mostly polite social media discussion about why, exactly, Bill Simmons is disliked by those who dislike his online presence, and, specifically, his writing. Since I consider myself among… » 5/15/15 7:14pm 5/15/15 7:14pm

A Dipshit Guy's Thoughts On The Rolling Stone Situation

It occurred to me this morning, for the first time ever, that there are no women in my life that haven’t suffered some form of sexual assault or rape. It’s not that long a list—it turns out I don’t really know that many people—but it’s long enough to mean something: my wife, my brother’s wife, my sister, my wife’s… » 4/06/15 1:34pm 4/06/15 1:34pm

The Bullshit King-Making of Local 'Best Of' Lists

Big-name chef Patrick O'Connell made some news this week with a passive-aggressive swipe at Washingtonian magazine, D.C.'s foremost upper-crust see-and-be-seen monthly chronicle of How The Wealthy Live In Our Nation's Capitol. O'Connell is a blustery fart-bag, and his restaurant is a far-flung capital-D… » 1/08/15 8:36am 1/08/15 8:36am

Brady Hoke is Trying to Get a First Down

So, I was listening to Mike & Mike this morning, and, yeah, that was my first mistake. If there's a cooling core of dedicated journalism or critical thought hiding under a desk somewhere in a poorly lit broom closet in the basement's basement of ESPN, surely the farthest thing from it in the whole operation is First… » 10/01/14 12:02pm 10/01/14 12:02pm