Topic: Nonsense

May 18, 2012

Baseball beat writers as crusty indie snobs, Glenn Braggs as hitting exemplar, Mickey Hatcher as Master Trickster, the Minnesota Twins as failed name-generation experiment, and other observations that contain trace amounts of baseball-related information.

May 16, 2012

David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist and America's Most Reasonable Unreasonable Person™, is much better at making up names for different types of people than he is at anything else, which probably explains how he came up with "ESPN Man" as a way to describe President Obama. But the problem of bad sports metaphors in political writing is bigger than just one doofus.

April 20, 2012

In the most recent installment of the NBA Nonsense Notebook, Brandon Jennings declares it Peanut Butter Jelly Time, A.J. Price stands up against his teammates for his unconventional push-up, and Kyrylo Fesenko gets emotional, then gets dunked on.

March 30, 2012

Sometimes I have silly conversations with NBA players. These leftovers have no home in #JOURNALISM, but are far too important to go undocumented. There's more to basketball than basketball. This is for that.

March 16, 2012

Emptying a reporter's notebook of the good stuff: real talk from Craig Smith on Cinnabon, Gerald Wallace on wack sneakers, Nate Robinson on ranch dressing, Metta World Peace on ennui, and other journalistic misfits from hours of hanging out around tall, wealthy people.