Tag: Peter King

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Cool bootleg of the week: Chicago at Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY), May 20, 1977. There are two interesting things concerning this show. It was less than a year before Terry Kath's accidental suicide and the band is introduced by an up-and-coming reporter named... Geraldo Rivera! (T.U.B.E.) Yoga for Black People (YouTube) Awesomely bad stock photos/graphics of people literally surfing the web. (The Hairpin) Another blistering attack upon so-called NFL writer and hypocrite Peter King. (Deadspin) Whatcha thinkin' bout? (Know Your Meme) Five Hollywood Secrets that explain why so many movies suck, none of which mention Kate Hudson oddly enough. (Cracked) Five seconds of every #1 son
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Fantastic batch of color photos from the early 1900s taken by French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn. (Citynoise) An fancy interactive map of heavy metal, with sub-genres I've never even heard of. (Map of Metal) Sports columnist Michael Rosenberg puts the epic fail of the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers into perspective with a look at the worst single-season drop-offs ever. And look, my Oakland Raiders made the list! (CNNSI) Cool bootleg of the week; a reunion show featuring jazz greats Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart (Slim & Slam to fans) at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. (T.U.B.E.) An excellent column by Jennifer Floyd Engel on the recent dustup between Peter King and Jason W
Now accepting donations for a DirecTV subscription

Now accepting donations for a DirecTV subscription

Rants, Sports
I'm not sure how things work outside the New York City television market, but we have this annoyingly restrictive setup when it comes to NFL broadcasts.  Whether or not you like the Jets or Giants, they're almost always the only games you get to watch on Sunday afternoon.  And it usually works out that the Jets game is on at 1, then the Giants at 4.  There are no other games broadcast opposite them, and the networks pretty much never cut away to another game even if it's a blowout. What this means is that if you don't feel like a) going to a bar or b) coughing up some big bucks for DirecTV and the NFL Sunday Ticket package, you're pretty much screwed.  The situation got a little better for me when I moved to central Jersey about 4 years ago, as I'm now also in the Philly market and get
Sports Illustrated is consistent

Sports Illustrated is consistent

Sports
If there's one thing I love about Sports Illustrated's website (other than the usual mind-numbing bloviations of Peter King), it's their editorial unity. Why, take a pair of today's NFL headlines for example: Why thanks, Sports Illustrated! I feel more enlightened already!  It is clear now why you are the league leader in in-depth coverage of professional, local, college and international sports.