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R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



the ringer is publishing game of thrones fanfiction

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Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005





R.D. Mangles posted:

the ringer is publishing game of thrones fanfiction

More pages than grrms got

The SituAsian
Oct 29, 2006

PLEASE WORK OUT

R.D. Mangles posted:

the ringer is publishing game of thrones fanfiction

Jason Concepion should be the one to finish the series

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009





R.D. Mangles posted:

the ringer is publishing game of thrones fanfiction

Another concept stolen from SA forums

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Athletic's got an oral history of various Tommy Lasorda stories and they're all loving hilarious

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER



The best Lasorda moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzjWQF1oP2M

Pungry
Feb 26, 2011

JUST PICK ONE. ANY ONE.


But that's not a link to this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4GbGVk9DKk

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011




I don't subscribe to The Athletic, but after seeing the preview paragraph and a reference to "bad gut," how many stories are out of Steve Howe's book?

Steve Howe was a colossal screw-up, but a chapter in his autobiography about the pranks they pulled on each other is one of the best I've read.

DO YALL WANT A BOXC
Jul 20, 2010

I PUT ON MY ROBE AND RANGERS HAT


Fun Shoe


this is so good

Dinosaurs!
May 22, 2003




Nice meltdown

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

R.D. Mangles posted:

the ringer is publishing game of thrones fanfiction

Can't be any worse than the final season tbh

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!

Technically the last season is fan fiction

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



I read some exerts from early 00s bill Simmons for the first time. Oh God how did he become popular

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Metapod posted:

I read some exerts from early 00s bill Simmons for the first time. Oh God how did he become popular

this was the era where "cool" sports writing was TMQ and Rick Reilly columns in SI

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Metapod posted:

I read some exerts from early 00s bill Simmons for the first time. Oh God how did he become popular

I assume you mean this thread and yeah it sucks!


https://twitter.com/abovethebreak3/...9647354880?s=19

People are always talking about how much better he was in the Page 2 days but his book and old columns are loving horrible. He was racist, sexist, and homophobic as poo poo back in the day in addition to being an even worse writer

MourningView fucked around with this message at 19:20 on May 27, 2020

Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

So you see, that's where the trouble began. That smile. That damned smile.


MourningView posted:

I assume you mean this thread and yeah it sucks!


https://twitter.com/abovethebreak3/...9647354880?s=19

People are always talking about how much better he was in the Page 2 days but his book and old columns are loving horrible. He was racist, sexist, and homophobic as poo poo back in the day in addition to being an even worse.



Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



MourningView posted:

I assume you mean this thread and yeah it sucks!


It is! Now delete it at once

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005





Metapod posted:

I read some exerts from early 00s bill Simmons for the first time. Oh God how did he become popular

Bill Simmons is like if the dude who made boondock saints became a huge figure in Hollywood

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Metapod posted:

It is! Now delete it at once

why

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



So no one else makes the same mistake as I

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.


I think we've all learned a lot about what we can get away with writing over the past 15 years.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007




Holy poo poo

Island Nation
Jun 20, 2006
Trust No One


You might be able to get Simmons fired if you send this to LeBron

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!

I like the implication that working hard for your kids is more virtuous the more people do it

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


This story about Roy Halladay is brutal.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...-pain-addiction

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



MourningView posted:

I assume you mean this thread and yeah it sucks!


https://twitter.com/abovethebreak3/...9647354880?s=19

People are always talking about how much better he was in the Page 2 days but his book and old columns are loving horrible. He was racist, sexist, and homophobic as poo poo back in the day in addition to being an even worse writer

I'm not sure I'd say "better," but "relevant."

Simmons was also the last of the writers before blogging and writing online got really democratized, but the first of a certain sensibility. I'm not sure early Deadspin holds up for the same reasons; Daulerio Deadspin definitely doesn't, and from his own columns, Drew Magary has admitted that he's changed a lot. Or even some place like EDSBS, I'm probably not the only one who remembers when Orson Swindle Spencer Hall decided that the cheesecake posts for the weekend just needed to stop and weren't really The Done Thing anymore. That is change and moving with the times; Simmons really hasn't changed, and multiply that by making a gently caress-ton of money and living a different life, and you can see how he's just as lovely now but for different reasons. And now since he's the big boss of his website nobody's really going to enforce word limits whenever he deigns to actually write something.


General Dog posted:

I think we've all learned a lot about what we can get away with writing over the past 15 years.

even more stunning are some of the real American sportswriting classics out there. Breaks of the Game has some moments that wouldn't be thought of or published in 2020.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



i am sorry but bill simmons is a Feminist now because he is the Father of A Daughter

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



harperdc posted:

I'm probably not the only one who remembers when Orson Swindle Spencer Hall decided that the cheesecake posts for the weekend just needed to stop and weren't really The Done Thing anymore.
Lmao I've spent years wondering if I was the only one who remembered, I think they were called "Bunda Fridays"? The mildest of pre-woke periods, but everyone has one.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



KICK BAMA KICK posted:

Lmao I've spent years wondering if I was the only one who remembered, I think they were called "Bunda Fridays"? The mildest of pre-woke periods, but everyone has one.

it's the absolute smallest thing you can do but then we still have these clowns in the game *points at Barstool*

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



For those of you not into racing or the racing threads

https://racer.com/2020/05/28/pruett...-photographers/


this is kind of crazy

tldr Nascar and Indycar are restarting racing without fans but in the interest of social distancing, they're not letting freelance photographers come to the races - 5 to 10 people. wtf.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



It's sad but not shocking. Photographers in both general and sports journalism have been getting poo poo on for decades and its only gotten worse now that literally everyone's got a camera in their pocket and publishers/editors will just consider a blurry HDR mess pulled from some rando's twitter feed as good enough.

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


A local track owner put a little finer point on it

https://twitter.com/JohnNewsomNR/st...8909788161?s=20

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



morestuff posted:

A local track owner put a little finer point on it

https://twitter.com/JohnNewsomNR/st...8909788161?s=20

what media? my local dirt tracks are gonna have like maybe a local newspaper guy if its a big race and maybe the guy who does the weekly AM radio show

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Basticle posted:

what media? my local dirt tracks are gonna have like maybe a local newspaper guy if its a big race and maybe the guy who does the weekly AM radio show

Well he's gonna get a bunch of media coverage now!

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011




morestuff posted:

A local track owner put a little finer point on it

https://twitter.com/JohnNewsomNR/st...8909788161?s=20

Something tells me he's also one of those guys who thinks doctors/hospitals get a cash bonus for every death they say is coronavirus.

skaboomizzy
Nov 12, 2003

There is nothing I want to be. There is nothing I want to do.
I don't even have an image of what I want to be. I have nothing. All that exists is zero.

Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/st...3916694529?s=21

Tremendous content

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004




https://twitter.com/drewmagary/stat...752761917509632

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/statu...254100548345857

skaboomizzy
Nov 12, 2003

There is nothing I want to be. There is nothing I want to do.
I don't even have an image of what I want to be. I have nothing. All that exists is zero.

Grimey Drawer

Has he done anything particularly vile this week, or just the usual Fox News style hot takes?

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soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
The official account of NFL Tackle Phil Loadholt.

Let's talk Football.

He hitched himself to the corona denier bandwagon since March. And then constantly shifted the goal posts. Where he once said this is nothing to worry about and no one will die to transitioning to weird poo poo about how after 70k died that itís now okay and cool.

Also he just constantly race Baits. A good guy.

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