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The PLAYOFF Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals

Of all the pictures taken during The Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals' NFC West-clinching "win" over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, that one there is my favorite. It is somehow perfect that, when the Arizona Cardinals won their first division championship since 1975 (the year I was born!), the most sophisticated… » 12/09/08 12:29pm 12/09/08 12:29pm

Newspapers Are Revelant And Helpful, Particularly If You Like Ike

On Thanksgiving morning, I picked up a copy of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, the daily paper round those parts. I did it out of habit; I was eating an English muffin and needed something to do with my other hand. Whatever your thoughts about the newspaper industry, I think we can all agree that it's easier to… » 12/02/08 12:30pm 12/02/08 12:30pm

Chinese Democracy, 15 Years Down, Five Days To Go

Of all the Guns 'N Roses stories, the "Rocket Queen" one is my favorite. When "Appetite For Destruction" was recorded, the moaning sounds on the album's closer (which might be my favorite G'N'R song, actually), were captured while Adriana Smith, a 19-year-old stripper who had been dating drummer Steven Adler, was … » 11/18/08 1:00pm 11/18/08 1:00pm

Barack Obama Will Not Take Away Your Ties Or Your Hair

I don't remember where I saw it, but about a year-and-a-half ago, in one of those "Hey, there's a cool black guy running for President!" stories, the writer posited that Barack Obama, if he were to somehow win (crazy!), would have something immediately in common with John F. Kennedy: He could destroy a famed aspect of… » 11/11/08 1:00pm 11/11/08 1:00pm

Election Night: An Excuse To Stay Up Past 8:30

Well, it's here. When I was a kid, Election Night was one of the few nights of the year I was allowed to stay up past 8:30. (Seriously, my bedtime was 8:30 until I was a freshman in high school. And you wonder why I still wet the bed.) I never knew who any of the candidates were, or even what the "D" and the "R" next… » 11/04/08 12:30pm 11/04/08 12:30pm

You Should Probably Stop Having Birthday Parties When You're 11

I turned 33 over the weekend. There's something inherently sad about a single 33-year-old man hosting his own birthday party. I remember when my father turned 33; I was 11. It was my parents, my sister and myself eating tacos and watching the Cardinals game. That was pretty fun. I've had birthday bashes pretty much… » 10/14/08 12:30pm 10/14/08 12:30pm

Oh, For The Days Of Rape And Murder Questions At Debates

The second Presidential debate is tonight, coinciding, quite helpfully, with the first night off of the baseball postseason. I spend about 45 percent of my workday reading political blogs from all sides of the spectrum, some conservative, some (OK, more) liberal, and absolutely none written by that theoretical and… » 10/07/08 12:30pm 10/07/08 12:30pm

Introducing The Weekly Buzzsaw Countdown

OK, so this probably won't go over as well as the SSW, but hey, we might as well have some sort of Tuesday NFL Roundup. I would like to say I've come up with some sort of brilliant conceit, some new way of looking at the NFL that had never occurred to humanity, but I don't. I'm just gonna rank the teams. Deadspin:… » 9/09/08 12:00pm 9/09/08 12:00pm