Have we become so obsessed with celebrity and publicity as a society that someone would use the story of a dead girlfriend to catapult himself into the national spotlight? We’ve gone the “based on a true story” route and taken dramatic license because no one cares if you’re good at something but don’t have an epic backstory.
Some people are upset that USC has to play weekday games in 2013, especially a home Thursday game. Guess what? It was inevitably going to happen, thanks to the new reality of college football television scheduling (which isn’t really new anyway … it’s been going on for years!).
Good reads last week: Porn at the L.A. Coliseum, a day with the Stanley Cup, Johan Santana, the inner workings of the NBA Draft Lottery, Dustin Penner, the wizardry of Doc Emrick, awesome hockey video and the greatest voicemail known to humanity.
Every diehard fan base appreciates new fans, but if you’re going to be an obnoxious fair-weather jerk, you’re welcome to fall off the bandwagon. Now. Don’t displace the diehards.
Celebrating good reads this past week: Greg Oden, suicide awareness, two guys named Ilya, the amazing Photoshopped Patrick Kane and other hilarity.
Celebrating good reads this past week: Junior Seau, hockey stereotypes, a look back on the L.A. riots and hoops, violence in sport, and dumb internet commenters.