August 23, 2017

It’s been the summer that keeps on giving for NBA fans. Just when we thought that Gordon Hayward’s move to Boston back in mid-July might finally bring an end to a wildly unforgettable free-agency period, it was in fact another move by Danny Ainge and the Celtics that would become the blockbuster headline of the […]

August 21, 2017

Beheading Ned Stark. The Red Wedding. The Mountain and the Viper. Joffrey, Tywin, Ygritte. For years, Game of Thrones has kept us honest by making us believe than anyone is dispensable.  Actors with top billing received no more protection than their castmates. And characters whose narrative position within the show felt too secure to be […]

August 21, 2017

LeBron James could be a New York Knick at this time next year – at least according to Los Angeles Clippers’ Forward Blake Griffin. Sitting in as a guest on a recent “View from the Cheap Seats” podcast hosted by comedians Jason and Randy Sklar, Griffin provided the following soundbite that everyone is frantically combing […]

August 19, 2017

••• Is it still too early to have the conversation? You know, the one where we ask if Christian Pulisic is the greatest soccer talent ever produced in America? Seriously though, is it? Fans and pundits alike have been measured in their willingness to discuss where Christian Pulisic will ultimately stand in the United States […]

August 15, 2017

In honor of August 15th (Eight, Fifteen) — and because I needed an excuse to write about Lost after having watched the pilot several weeks back — I considered the lasting cultural significance of J.J. Abrams’ brainchild some thirteen years after its premiere.  So much of what we write about peak modern television is constructed […]

August 14, 2017

PRAYERS ANSWERED IN WASHINGTON: IT’S A BONE BRUISE BY DAVE CECCONI   |   15 AUG 2017 That sigh of relief you just heard came from the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse. I hate watching knee injuries. It doesn’t matter if I’m watching in the privacy of my own home or out in public at a bar: If […]

August 14, 2017

Game of Thrones: 6 Takeaways From ‘Eastwatch’ Last night’s Eastwatch certainly lacked the flair and “HOLY ****” moments that have come to define most of Season 7, but it did a fairly good job of moving key pieces around Westeros and into position for what proves to be one of the series’ most epic episodes next Sunday. […]

August 13, 2017

Music You’re Missing: Tuxedo Most know Michigan-born Andrew Mayer Cohen as the Grammy-nominated Mayer Hawthorne—the singer, producer, writer, and talented multi-instrumentalist—whose distinct blue-eyed soul has quickly won over the West Coast masses. Mayer now has three solo albums to his credit—one released on pioneering indie label Stones Throw Records, and two with Universal Republic. His […]

August 13, 2017

The professional esports universe has been inching closer and closer to the mainstream these past few years with tournaments for popular titles like Madden, Call of Duty, League of Legends, DotA 2, and Street Fighter popping up occasionally on cable networks like TBS and ESPN. But come this fall, video game developer and publisher Blizzard […]

August 12, 2017

The 10 Best Games from the 2017 NFL Regular Season The 2017 NFL Season is right around the corner and it’s rife with juicy story-lines: Will the Falcons be able to put last year’s Super Bowl loss behind them? Can the Cowboys tread water in the NFC East until Ezekiel Elliott becomes available in Week […]

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