Monopoly 301: Explaining the value of the railroad monopoly through boxing

Yesterday, I conducted a phone interview with four members of the “Clement Hall Monopoly League of Gentlemen” to compile intel on the value of railroads in Monopoly. Here’s a short synopsis of what… Continue reading

A Look at the 2012-2013 New York Knicks: Basketball, not gossip

Before examining the Knicks roster and making some predictions for the 2012-2013 NBA season, let’s take a look back at some important numbers and observations from the last two seasons. Important numbers from… Continue reading

Why was Joe Paterno the most powerful man at Penn State?

A speech act is a term used to define things brought into being simply by being spoken aloud such as a promise, warning, vow, or law. For example, when two people are joined… Continue reading

Oldie Jams and Contemporary Noise (June 2012)

This is a column I plan to write monthly to chronicle the music I’m listening to for a given month. Hopefully these lists will contain songs that readers might not be familiar with… Continue reading

When Keeping It Real Is Hilarious feat. Rajon Rondo

During Game 3 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, I tweeted the following: Fast forward to halftime of Game 4: And he said it with a straight face. This is much more entertaining… Continue reading

Three Suggestions for Erik Spoelstra

Let’s be honest: If the Miami Heat lose game 4 tomorrow night, Erik Spoelstra will be fired. The Heat are not going to recover from a 3-1 hole. I hate to see someone… Continue reading

The Morning After: First Two Night of 2012 NBA Playoffs

Clippers @ Grizzlies: Game 1 – 99-98 I have to get this out the way first – the Grizzlies bullshit too much. On April 15, the Grizzlies lost to the New Orleans Hornets… Continue reading

Madden 2004: A Different Take on Bounty Gate

Michael Vick was nearly unstoppable in Madden 2004. People who didn’t know how to play would just go shotgun and scramble. People who knew how to play would just go shotgun and scramble.… Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix is not a black man

Originally posted on Distantword:
Obviously, Jimi Hendrix is a black man. The physical facts will always infuriate the fictional naysayer who wants to prove otherwise. It would be more precise to say that…

“Unsophisticated” Gamers and Mass Effect 3’s Ending

I wrote this in response to Taylor Clark’s “Mass Defects.” http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/03/mass-effects-fans.html Clark is a columnist for The New Yorker so I thought it would be appropriate to give a full response.  I was in a bit… Continue reading