Topic: Twitter

September 21, 2012

The internet may or may not be good for us. But it's the only place where we're going to find this gif of Shaq's dramatic/self-amused point from his Buick commercial, and that's something.

May 25, 2012

A frank conversation on the question of Carmelo Anthony's "evolving" sports drink, and what that could possibly mean, and whether it could cause you to melt like Bruce Davison in X-Men.

May 21, 2012

A hypothetical: You enjoy baseball. You enjoy watching baseball. However, you are not a Yankees fan. Imagine that the Yankees make a run to the World Series, thereby vexing you. You can change channels and watch something else. If you're mean-spirited, you can watch and pray the Yankees lose. That's not much fun, though. But the Internet has a solution to the problem of being alone and miserable! It's called Twitter.

May 18, 2012

ESPN's 30 For 30 is great. But that's no reason not to make up ridiculous and patently un-makeable 30 For 30 episodes for dorky yuks.

April 27, 2012

Getting to know @classical_ebooks, Twitter's premier out-of-context Classical-satirizing account. Also an interview conducted more or less entirely in _ebooks-ian prose burp-ups.

April 24, 2012

As Jose Canseco leaves Twitter—so he can focus on his revived baseball career, or cultivating his grandiosity, or whatever other reason he does things—a bit of Shelley-an valedictory poetry seems in order.

April 19, 2012

In which two interlocutors are Incepted into Jeffrey Loria's boring dreams, embark on a vision quest with Rob Deer, start rumors the Jon Heyman way, and get a competitive deal on a new or gently used Optima at Shea Hillenbrand Kia.

April 13, 2012

In real life, at-bat music is a bummeriffic stretch of mambo, contemporary Christian rock, and whatever the right-now counterpart is to Alien Ant Farm's awful "Smooth Criminal" cover. On Twitter, though, it's a different story entirely.

April 3, 2012

Spring Training is almost over, and the internet's foremost tumblr'ed repository of awful Spring Training art—Patrick Sullivan's Bad Spring Training Twitpics—is pretty well gone, too. In conversation, Sullivan remembers good times and terrible photos.

March 26, 2012

The horror of Trayvon Martin's murder in Sanford, Florida is a lot to take, for a lot of very good reasons. But for all the horror and ugliness that the case revealed and has continued to reveal, the response to this injustice has also contained a fragile sort of hope. That the NBA Players Association, the Miami Heat, and LeBron James (of all people) have been a part of that is surprising, and inspiring in its own right.