My Grantland audition
Jun10

My Grantland audition

I should probably admit that I was a little confused when I was asked to write some stuff for SB Nation Chicago.  I erroneously thought I was being asked to contribute to the new Bill Simmons fiasco, Grantland.  Hey, I can sell out as quickly as the next guy, so I ran to my computer and furiously threw together my audition column for them.  Only then did I realize I was actually being asked to fill the gaping hole left by George...

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Half-assed NBA Preview

Back before I became your favorite Cubs writer dude who infrequently posts, I was an NBA blogger who actually got paid for it.  It’s true, I even had to claim that shit on my taxes and stuff. I had mostly quit the NBA writing thing until an ill-fated attempt to relaunch an NBA blog a few years ago.  Kind of like an ill-fated attempt to launch a baseball blog a few months ago. But really, I was just waiting.  Waiting to be...

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That damned complicated scoreboard!

The good thing about having Intrepid Readers like Cory (who e-mailed me about this) is that I don’t even have to put myself through the torture of reading a Bill Simmons mailbag to find out what’s in it. As we know from him gleefully twatting on Thursday about what a neat-o thing the Cubs do by playing “Go Cubs Go” after a home win, Simmons was in Chicago on Thursday for the Cubs 1-0 win over the Dodgers. In...

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The most spot-on book review of all-time

I will admit that part of the reason that Bill Simmons’ big book of basketball nonsense is currently the #1 Bestseller on the New York Times non-fiction list is that I bought a copy of it.  As you well know, I get big ideas from time to time and on rare occasion I actually follow through with them.  I was going to buy the much hyped book, read it and review it for you, the home reader. But here’s the thing.  I...

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