How A 66-96 Finish Can Be Considered A Minor Miracle

I grew up a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, a necessity for a baseball-loving kid in D.C. in the 80’s, a time when the hope of even having a team as perennially awful as the Nationals was barely a dream. I’ve stayed an O’s fan long after I moved away, lamenting dumbfuck trade after insane ...

A New Year’s Excursion

Garfield Minus Garfield My friends Jessica and Dan were kind enough to invite me along when they wound up with an extra ticket to today’s Rose Bowl. The only difficulty was that Northwestern was playing in the Outback Bowl at 8am, and the Rose Bowl was in Pasadena at 1:30pm. I initially figured I’d just ...

Even The Graphics Department Was Surprised

A screencap from the Northwestern Online Store, who were apparently just as surprised as the rest of us by the upgrade to the Outback bowl: To be fair, the email they sent out that I clicked on to get to that page had the properly photoshopped hat with the Outback logo on it….though all the ...

The Value Of A Newspaper These Days

The LA Dodgers are playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the baseball playoffs right now, and as per usual, the mayor of St. Louis and the mayor of LA are making the traditional Stupid Food bets. There are two twists to this one: First, the bets are, of course, occurring on Twitter – Villaraigosa‘s items ...

Good Game 2

I kept drunkenly telling everyone in the bar in Connecticut that I was ecstatic Northwestern was even in a bowl, let alone leading going into the 4th quarter. But I’m not going to lie: I went apeshit when Mizzou missed that field goal, and I was so dissapointed that despite all our effort, we still ...

A Tempest In A Teapot – On Ice! 2

Laz brought the extent of this situation to my attention, and the mind-boggling stupidity of it really floored me. Sean Avery is a hockey player, something of a ladies’ man, and kind of a charming jackass, if that’s not a complete contradiction in terms. He said the following to some reporters before a game against ...

A Week Late… 2

A few of my better photos from my ridiculously good seats watching the poor old Cubbies lose to the Dodgers a week ago: Thanks to my friend Matty Lew, who generously subsidized my ticket, and blatantly lied to me about the extent to which he was doing so because he knew I would have been ...

Deep Thoughts

Sorry to stick y’all with another bullet-pointed post, but these things happen when you’re broke and unemployed and not doing much: Went sea kayaking with my friend Lisa this morning, which was great fun. We paddled at least 2-3 miles up the coast from the Malibu pier, and it was a really gorgeous day for ...

Weekend Wrap-Up 3

I hopped the redeye to Cape Cod Friday night, and watched some Jons get married on Saturday. It was wonderful in so many ways. The place Joel found us (thanks, Joel!) was fantastic, right on the water looking out into Nantucket Sound. It was a really gorgeous place to stay, it was incredibly fun to ...

On Behalf of the Laker-Haters 1

Be they basketball non-fans like myself or (shudder) Clippers fans, I would like to just say to all the asshat Laker fans whose chronic dickitude has become overwhelming during the playoffs this year: Ha-ha! Also, I hope you lose the next three straight, like you did in ’04 against the Pistons in the Finals. I ...