In which Craig Kimbrel is hilarious, the Off The Bat team is grating and willfully dumb in a familiar way, and our heroes are suddenly tasked with competing for ratings with George Stephanopoulos and David Gregory.
Sports On Earth was a good idea and a very good website. It is not fully gone, but it won't be what it was. What's left is a reminder of some things we all already know entirely too well, and a challenge.
In which a young writer talks to Troy Vincent about best business practices and exorcises a decade-old memory of Peter King attempting to bigfoot said young writer while wearing inappropriate footwear.
It says a lot that Off The Bat's entire existence seemed to be building up to the Celebrities and Legends Softball Game during the All-Star break. It's unclear what purpose, if any, it serves now. Well, beyond grim existential metaphor, as usual.
Knowing that the NFL is sinister-unto-evil is one thing. But doing something about it -- something like, say, not watching -- is another thing entirely. In the end, what the NFL is selling might be stronger than anyone's ability to resist it.
One year ago, in an otherwise unimportant game, a small drama played out between Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Dempster and baseball's stuffier storytelling instincts. The familiar PED hysteria was there. The difference, this time, was how it made the story so much more interesting.
For most of us, the teams we care about are chosen for us, or are accidents of birth or circumstance. For Americans adopting an English soccer team, it's a different story. It's important to choose wisely.
Skating is about a great many things, but it is not about being perfect. For all his idiocies and failings, Ali Boulala knows this, and beautifully enough to help other people know it. Which means he knows a lot, actually.