Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin Talks With Evan About Metta World Peace, Lakers, And NBA Playoffs

The Lakers’ ridiculous double-overtime comeback win over the Thunder was only outdone by the former Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, doing his best Brock Lesnar impression. I had to call my brother Evan to discuss the shenanigans and the Western Conference playoff picture. Continue reading

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Why Can’t The ESPN Commercial Creators Write Everything On Television?

The debate rages on about ESPN. While every sports fan gives thanks that there’s a network out there dedicated to 24/7 sports coverage (how else could we get our fix of the Lumberjack World Championships?), but some critics argue that the “Evil Empire” has created a monopoly on sports coverage that leaves us subject to their discretion, opinions, and bias.

While that is an important question to continue to ask as new all-sports networks come and go (yeah…CBS Sports Network…good luck with that…), there’s one thing everybody who watches ESPN can agree on: they make the funniest commercials of all time. Continue reading

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You Need To Calm Down, Boston…Seriously…

I know it was something called “Patriots’ Day” and three-quarters of the city was drunk (the rest were running a marathon), but yesterday the people of Boston fed the stereotype of being an over-sensitive, reactionary, trigger-happy fan base. This time poor Bobby Valentine was the target, and the Boston media, fans, and players were, and continue to be, the assailants.

It all started with a question about Kevin Youkilis, who is off to a slow start this season after having a sub-par, injury-plagued 2011, on Valentine’s appearance on WHDH’s Sports Extra talk show. Continue reading

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The 10 Biggest Babies in the NBA

What’s the deal with very tall NBA Basketball players acting very childish? Over the years, the NBA has seen its fair share of players that could use a visit to the Zoltan machine. Anyone remember Officer Olden Polynice? How about that unstoppable phenomenon, Shaq-Fu?

For some reason, this year, NBA big men have have taken childishness to a whole new stratosphere. Here are a few crucial offenders: Continue reading

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This Steve Nash Meme Actually Makes A Good Point About This Year’s Draft

Memes are the new Twitter. If you ask somebody what a meme is, he’ll probably will start pretending like he’s trapped inside an invisible box. But if you show someone a picture with white block lettering over it, he’ll look at you like you’re an idiot and say, “Of course I’ve seen those…I have Facebook…idiot…”

Memes have been around for a long time, but they used to be reserved for the most essential and relevant news events. Today they’re passed around like currency on social media, and it takes some serious patience to find a good one. Take the most recent wave of “What I Really Do” memes that made the rounds from every occupation from journalists to cat ladies. Most of them were god-awful, but occasionally there was one that made you chuckle. Continue reading

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