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Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Vertical Lime posted:

Wasn't TMZ going to start a separate sports gossip site? That's going to be one classic battle.

Yep: http://deadspin.com/5432195/tmz-spo...ar-or-something

The fall was quick and painful. I'll miss it.

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Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

barkingclam posted:

I will admit that Deadspin has really gotten one thing right under Daulerio: their Dead Wrestler of the Week series is really good. What sounds like (and really should be, since so much of their content is) a gimmick/snarky look at wrestling is always a insightful look at the personalities behind 'sports entertainment.'

This week's piece on Owen Hart is one of the best examples of this. If you've never read this series, it's a good place to start.

So, so agreed. One of the last reasons to go there.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Ryan loving Theriot. Thank God they got Blake DeW-AW gently caress.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Noel Murray of the AV Club wrote a pretty great article that came out today - Why does most modern sports broadcasting suck so hard?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/why-...uck-so-h,48708/

quote:

One night this past summer, Bob Costas broadcast a baseball game on the MLB Network, with former Atlanta Braves all-star John Smoltz as his color commentator. Throughout the game, Smoltz used his iPad and his MLB At Bat app to keep tabs on the other games going on around the league, and at one point a confused Costas asked Smoltz what he was doing. Smoltz tried to explain that an iPad was like a big iPhone, so Costas picked up the iPad and held it up to his head like a phone, intending to illustrate how ridiculous modern technology is—and not, say, how a certain once-youthful and plugged-in sports broadcaster had become embarrassingly out-of-date.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Tender Bender posted:

There was a thing about how his nickname was "bitch-tits" but given how ripped he is it's like lol your pecs are massive rather than the traditional fatty manboobs.

Also how is the pop-up an embarrassing moment for A-Rod, did they intend to put that in an "A-Rod's most ownage moments" slideshow?

Bitch tits are also a side effect of steroid usage, which is where I'd heard the term before I got fat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyneco...#Classification - Pure Glandular.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

jyrka posted:

Bill Simmons is starting his own website: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/...18/simmons.aspx

Klosterman's not a surprise, but a big deal, anyway. Dammit, I'm going to have to read this.

Also I wish Quickish had a decent RSS feed.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Crazy Ted posted:

Who was the Deadspin writer that Simmons hired?

Katie Baker: http://deadspin.com/people/katiebakes/posts/

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

BackInTheUSSR posted:

I will highlight the ending:

Nurture that talent and you've got the next Bill Plaschke on your hands!

Or do the right thing and have the blood of the next Bill Plaschke on your hands.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Let's talk more about Jeff Pearlman and how terrible he is at reporting. http://www.jeffpearlman.com/albert-...ment-of-people/

ALBERT PUJOLS IGNORES PEOPLE WHILE HE PREPARES TO BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT SOMETHING, A BLOO BLOO BLOO.

Gerald LAIRD signs for people!

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

That article was amazing. I woke up in the dumps, but now I'm ready go to go! Give it my all! Perform to the best of my abilities!! GET MY JEANS AND T-SHIRT DIRTY.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

I haven't seen Gendo's avatar in a while, kinda want to switch it with a screengrab of Steigerwald spinning a basketball.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Fevernova posted:

Probably a tired question, but who or what should I be reading?

Gary Smith and Joe Posnanski should be enough to get you through life.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

MorningView posted:

It's definitely not. I know plenty of people who like him even though they don't care about Boston sports. I think it's mostly because he hit on a type of sportswriting that seemed really fresh and new at the time.

This is pretty much it. He nailed the "common man" writing perfectly, before blogging was really a huge thing, and he had the excess Boston baggage to add the sports-fan-as-torture angle. 2001, man! A long drat time ago.

Since then, his favorite teams have won like seven championships and what once was cute pop culture sadomasochism is now a really rich dude that is a fan of successful sports teams making Entourage references and talking about his friend Jimmy Kimmel.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

leokitty posted:

What in the gently caress is this cheerleading piece of poo poo?

http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/ml...rdon&id=6567995

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2011/5/21/2...-sox-score-news

But Al Yellon sucks rear end anyway. Oh God, if only the Cubs had kept Damian Miller, he was the CATALYST

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

MorningView posted:

There is no football for me to turn off though! If only he'd warned us earlier

e: haha, holy poo poo that guy owns. People definitely need to check out the rest of his cartoons, including the commentary so that you can really understand the message he's trying to convey. It can be pretty complicated!

The messages are great. They remind me of the Onion cartoonist: http://www.theonion.com/articles/may-23-2011,20509/

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Groucho Marxist posted:

I just found out that Hipster Runoff is going to contribute to Grantland

So is Masked Man, which is a great thing, if his Dead Wrestler of the Week writing is any indicaton.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

I know it's Chuck Klosterman, so it's probably Grantland at its ceiling, but man, if the writing is going to be like this: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id...three-man-weave , I will take it and be happy.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

leokitty posted:

What the gently caress why are there no RSS feeds?

Yeah, I was just wondering that myself.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

leokitty posted:

What the gently caress why are there no RSS feeds?

http://www.grantland.com/feed since I just found it this morning.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id...o-cricket-maybe

I didn't know Schur was writing for Grantland, but hey! Here he is.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

zakharov posted:

It was good until they went into "cricket actually sucks" mode.

I never got "it sucks", more "holy poo poo this game is long and one of us is on vicodin". (which they could've stood to mention about 200% less)

And now I know what the duck means!

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

swizz posted:

brb, setting my degree on fire in the yard

quote:

So far, though, the only harkening sound from over on the hill is equivocation. Or, is it just plain silence?

Should the Stieg quote ever need to be replaced, I'd vote for this.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Grozz Nuy posted:

But pitcher hits are the best kind of hits and totally make up for the other 90% of ABs.

And that's why Zambrano is the best pitcher in the world.

Finally got our first out of Grantland: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id...he-math-problem

You can't underestimate intangibles, everyone!

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

The broken bones posted:

nice. A Sports Night movie with a lot of goddamn inappropriate work space behavior.

Dear God let Sorkin bake me a Social Network II.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Crion posted:

I don't really know if this counts as sports journalism because I don't give anyone a blowjob for playing the right way, but:

http://www.mrdestructo.com/2011/10/...ber-part-i.html

The thing I posted in that thread that one time last week has been cleaned up, fact-checked, de-adverbed and generally made a lot more readable, and I will now stop posting about it forever.

And now, an even better read. Great job.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

FairGame posted:

Whoever the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports section is needs to get kicked in the junk repeatedly.

In Game 4 of the NLDS, a squirrel ran across home plate after a pitch was delivered. Now "BUSCH SQUIRREL" is some sort of loving celebrity, someone created a Twitter account for it, and there is literally an article in today's P-D (a week after the incident, mind you) with "Busch Squirrel's Best Tweets"

Ugh.

To be fair, it's definitely the most exciting thing to happen in St. Louis in at least four years.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

The broken bones posted:

Here's a Tub of poo poo written by Murray Chase Jeff Passan

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?sl...ardinals_102011


Pujols Displays Zero Leadership After Game 2 Loss

Yeah, we just got a ~leadership~ article in Chicago about Cutler - http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...,1295522.column

Cutler doesn't care enough! Cutler doesn't want to be there! Wait! Cutler CARES IN THE WRONG WAY

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug


He is the 15%.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Who wants to read a lovely MLB fanfic?

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story...-series-winners

mmm, Page 2. I remember when you launched! You had such promise.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug


Albert Pujols' birth certificate - good enough for the US government post-9/11, not good enough for sports writers.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

wrong threeead

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Another Pennsylvania child molester, waiting for the Second Mile link.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

hcreight posted:

Similarly the Texas Judge who beat his disabled goon daughter with a belt couldn't be prosecuted because it happened in like 2003. Why the gently caress are there statutes of limitations on poo poo like this?

The statute of limitations was abolished in PA in 1996, but it isn't retroactive.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

I have nowhere else to put this so here is Bob Costas promoing a Bulls game from 1979.

http://www.fuzzymemories.tv/index.php?c=786

That hair. THAT HAIR.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

LARGE THE HEAD posted:

Stop writing about Skip Bayless and read this piece from Outside Magazine on the Livestrong Foundation and its charitable activities. This is some actual, legitimate reporting.

That is a great (and horrible) article.

Here is a horrible (and horrible) article Rany J. just linked to on the twitter: http://www.thenewsherald.com/articl...wmode=fullstory .

Jack Morris' inflated ERA from the steroid era should NOT keep him out of the Hall of Fame! Also, Peter Gammons is voting for Jeff Bagwell, who is from Boston, so OBVIOUSLY, he's biased, but I'm going to stump for Jack Morris, pay no mind regarding where my newspaper is based.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Badfinger posted:

The part about that particular paragraph you should actually be annoyed at is that Morris pitched about 140 lovely innings in 1994 then retired. No one outside of writers trying to contrive a narrative for Jack Morris thinks of a career ending in 1994 as being in the "steroid era" at all, much less half his loving career.

The best I can figure is that he's pinning the start of the steroid era in '87 with the Bash Brothers.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

leokitty posted:



The Illinois government has apologized for Al Yellon on numerous occasions.

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Bigass Moth posted:

Cubs fans aren't bad at all. They have zero to brag about and their wining is easily understood by a Cleveland fan like myself.

Did you see that the Cubs almost made the World Series nearly a decade ago

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

Arctic Baldwin posted:

screen caps?

http://deadspin.com/5892317/rick-re...e-favor-tenfold

Rick Reilly brought Jell-O to a gunfight.

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Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003

It's going to happen this year; it's what we're going to do. We're going to win the NL Central.

Pillbug

ElwoodCuse posted:

There has never been a home run hit to right field at Petco Park ever? Is this some kind of sarcasm or do they mean the power alley or something? I know the place is big but goddamn.

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/det...5&type=ballpark

That's just last year. Looks like the right field power alley doesn't get much love, but even a couple made it out that way.

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