When I was a kid, my best friend lived down the street. Ours was that kind of inseparable childhood friendship where we hung out pretty much every day, no matter what. We played with Legos and video games and on the same hockey team. We knew each other’s immediate and extended families almost as well […]Read more "You, Me and DuPree"
Sammy, Summer is in full swing. It’s the season for barbecues and swimming pools and crazy NBA contracts. I’m guessing you were thinking of that last item when you tweeted this: We gotta get paid more I'm pretty sure 2014 class will change the market — King Me (@sammywatkins) July 2, 2017 I get it. […]Read more "An Open Letter to Sammy Watkins"
America is kind of a dumb place right now. We suck at akudemicks school and we keep putting people who seem to be terrible at their jobs in charge of our most cherished institutions. Oh and we elected Donald covfefing Trump as our President too. Not a great run. America likes to see itself as a […]Read more "Peyton Manning: From QB to POTUS?"
Under the best of circumstances it would have been hard to be excited about the fantasy prospects of the New York Jets this year. We are not operating under the best of circumstances. With the news that the Jets are planning to trade or release Eric Decker, the Jets have clearly committed to tanking not […]Read more "The New York Jets Are Beyond Terrible"
Adrian, Marshawn & Jamaal, Before I get ahead of myself, I want to give you guys some much deserved love. Adrian, you had the best combination of size and speed that I’ve ever seen at running back. In 2012, you managed to run for 2,097 yards even though running backs were becoming increasingly irrelevant and […]Read more "An Open Letter to Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch & Jamaal Charles"
Dear Everyone in Bill Belichick’s Fantasy Football League, First off, yes. I understand that you’re going to pretend that you don’t exist. That Bill Belichick – perhaps the greatest coach in NFL history – couldn’t possibly have the time or lack of self worth to play fantasy football. I get that you’re going to say […]Read more "An Open Letter to Everyone In Bill Belichick’s Fantasy Football League"
Hey Blake, It’s been a rough year for you. It wasn’t that long ago that you were the next big thing and now, only a few bounced interceptions later, you’re having to brush off questions about being out of a job. That’s not a great career arc and I can’t imagine that it’s a whole lot […]Read more "An Open Letter to Blake Bortles"
I didn’t plan on playing Final Fantasy XV. In truth, I didn’t even want to play it, having ostensibly abandoned the series after the incomprehensible slog that was Final Fantasy XIII. Still, I couldn’t help but read the reviews that started flooding out around Final Fantasy XV‘s late November release and, much to my surprise, the […]Read more "At the Beginning: A Review of Final Fantasy XV"
Let’s just get this out in the open: Part of the reason that I write is that I want to live forever. I am not alone in that feeling. Surveying the members of any creative field will turn up an awful lot of similar sentiment. A brief (and highly unscientific) survey of some of the creative types […]Read more "The Circular Ruins"
In a critical scene of the film Memento, recall-challenged anti-hero Leonard Shelby laments the failings of memory. “Memory’s unreliable,” he says. “Memory’s not perfect, it’s not even that good…[it] can change the shape of a room, it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not […]Read more "Memento"