Perhaps the best perk of living in California, better than proximity to robber barons or weed, is the ubiquitous presence of fruit trees. Anecdotally speaking, everyone has a dang lemon, orange, plum, or avocado tree. Even when our fair state was in the worst throes of the mega drought, one could grow healthy batches…
I’m watching water polo right now, and it was maybe 20 minutes into the match, as the players yet again swam from one end of the pool to another on a change of possession, that I realized I would just give up then and there. I’m a fine enough swimmer, but it’s exhausting just to toss around a frisbee in ocean water…
The other day we were talking about a sports media figure who was having a Twitter meltdown, standing behind a take they seemingly truly believed in even though it was self-evidently bad. And it got us thinking, what is the wildest sports take that you sincerely believe?
We did this earlier in the week, but with general huge news stories. Since this is nominally a sports website, let’s discuss: What is your earliest sports memory?
So, here’s the single best discussion happening right now:
The NHL Draft is tonight, because the NHL is very good at scheduling events for nights no one will be home to watch it. Auston Matthews will go No. 1, Patrik Laine will go No. 2, Jesse Puljujarvi will go No. 3, and after that, the only sure thing is that some teams’ picks will fill them with regret for years to come.
I’m still high off basketball. Last night I felt like I was on drugs, alternately near tears and euphoric. I think I slept with a huge grin on my face. This is weird, because I do not care about the Cavaliers in the least.
Got a question for you, inspired by this tweet:
Yesterday morning, Will from Queens phoned into Mike Francesa and couldn’t hold back his sobs over the swirl of emotion surrounding the Mets’ playoff hopes, Ruben Tejada’s health, and the biggest start of Matt Harvey’s career. It’s worked out well for Will so far—he’ll be at the game tonight—but it got me wondering:…
Tonight, some teams are going to draft players who turn out to be great. Those picks won’t be remembered nearly so emotionally as the ones that turn out to be disasters.