First and foremost, I want to make it clear that at no point am I going to condone what Wayne Simmonds said to Sean Avery (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, a NSFW explaination is after the jump). While I happen to think that at it is foolish to make a big deal about a pejorative term used in the heat of confrontation, it is requisite to point out that Simmonds was wrong to express himself the way that he did. He misspoke, to be sure, but as bad as what he said, Sean Avery has proved that Simmonds was right in the emotion that he wanted to convey.
It is back. I have to be at work to open Wednesday mornings, which consists of unlocking the building, setting a few things up, and then 3 hours of essentially nothing. To fill the void, I came up with the concept of Wednesday Morning Ramblings. I’ll give you a little rant, you give me the same passive indifference I have known and loved for the past few years. Deal? Deal.
Today, I try to keep sane through the agony of syllabus week. Continue reading
This nit-picks column is inspired by a lot of writers, and a lot of weekend preview sort of features that run across the internet each week. More than any other, though, Drew Magary’s Jamberoo inspired me to start doing it, and while I would never want to rip off Magary, anyone who has read both this and Drew knows that his style is something that I have taken from over the past year. Drew Magary has a novel that recently came out, and with that in mind, the first item on this week’s nitpicks (which I am counting as 4 or 5) is a short column about Magary. After that there is the usual swearing and nonsensical ranting. Enjoy. Continue reading
Jackson Morgus spares no words in wrapping up the Georgia game, talking about what was lost, what replaced the losses, the weaknesses, how they were compensated for, and what it all means about the Boise State football program. Continue reading
Hey, guess what?
Football is back.
That’s great news. Let’s celebrate with the return of NitPicks, shall we?
(FWIW, I stayed away – largely, anyways – from the Boise game, and I’ll get to that on its own.) Continue reading
Good news for people who are sick of not having anything to concentrate on, and have been forced to actually go outside the past few weeks. Last night was our last night of utter boredom before football makes its glorious return for the first Thursday night of the year. TONIGHT.
That is right, that means that starting tomorrow, we will have actual games and actual meaningful competition to distract ourselves with, as the start of the college football season is followed shortly thereafter by NFL, NHL and the baseball playoffs. In other words, we are freed.
That means that we can bid adieu to all of the pointless, manufactured ‘debates’ and ‘questions’ that we endure every day on the internet and on SportsCenter that fill the hours between the Stanley Cup Finals and the start of football. That also means that we need to answer these issues before we forget that they ever existed because we have games to watch.
Luckily, I am here to do just that. There isn’t much time, though, so I will just run through it as fast as I can. Continue reading