Throughout the summer we’re going to track every table scrap of information on the notable, fantasy-relevant position battles. Sometimes there will be urgent breaking news which shakes the very foundation of the man-made structure you currently find yourself in. Other times, the meaning will be marginal.
In a dizzying chain of events that it seems only Toronto sports fans have been forced to get used to, the Raptors announced on Tuesday morning that Bryan Colangelo would be relieved of his General Manager duties while maintaining the seemingly higher position of team President.
Touched on this earlier, but we will for sure be seeing how the FIFA franchise looks on the next-gen consoles, but all other games are just rumors. I can also see NBA Live getting some sort of mention as they’re pushing that game for the next-gens.
The tent the event will be held in. Looks fun. Or kinds cult-ish. Whatever.
Today’s the day Microsoft unveils the next Xbox system, and we are here to cover and rip into every minute of their presentation. There’s a ton of rumors as what we should be expecting, but since we focus more on sports gaming, look for this liveblog to be sports heavy. I’m hearing reports that we’ll be seeing some features from FIFA, UFC, Madden and others. Will try and update as much as possible with timestamps (all timestamps in Eastern time).
Tony Pulis’ brand of football hearkened back to the bad old days (or good depending on your footballing preferences) of Graham Taylor’s Watford, long-ball, hoof and chase approach, so it’s more than fitting to tribute him with that oldest and hoariest of Internet traditions: the listicle. Here are ten fairly random and subjectively chosen things that Pulis’ Stoke City bestowed on the world.
1. Tony Pulis’ baseball/golf hats.
The hat was so ubiquitous on the touchline, Tony Pulis looked positively naked without it as his appearance in an Olympic torch relay demonstrated. Whether it was an honest stylistic choice, or a good luck charm, or a poor man’s toupee, the hat was Tony Pulis and Tony was the hat. Read the rest of this entry »
God bless the good people at MLB for dumping weird and wonderful videos onto their Youtube channel from time to time. This is a brawl between the A’s and Angels from 1995. It starts slowly as this donnybrook was more of a slow burn than an immediate mound-charging outburst.
It gets going pretty well, with pushing AND shoving and lots of angry faces. None angrier or crazier than Tony LaRussa.
Seriously, he looks like a maniac. Hit the jump for the crucial insanity GIF.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The Fix,” The Jones preview and predict the Eastern Conference Finals before discussing the Spurs-Grizzlies, tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery, Bryan Colangelo’s confusing new role with the Raptors, and the return of the Charlotte Hornets!
All that, plus long weekend voices, Plinko, Frank Vogel’s daughter, and Mark Morrison.
During my summers off while I was in university, I had a range of horrible jobs: laborer at a gun factory, framer for a residential development, junior member of a concrete cutting crew. During breaks from the often exhausting and always demoralizing duties, I would sit around with the other workers, and together, we’d remind ourselves of the virtues of working with our hands and being able to work toward a visible accomplishment on a day-to-day basis.
While there is certainly some merit to believing such traits to be beneficial, we mostly elevated the glory of our menial tasks for the purpose of justifying our current state and forgetting the bad decisions that led us to physical labor as a livelihood. In addition to fooling ourselves in this manner, we’d mock office workers, imagining their professions to be less honorable than our own.
“How can they feel any measure of self-worth?” we’d ask ourselves.
Ten years later, as part of my job, I would embed a YouTube clip of a Callaway Golf executive putting a golf ball down two sets of staggered stairs and into a cup. If my former co-workers could only see me now.