Author Archives: Eric

In a 2D Town

Funny result of omitted word(s) in Mike Wise’s column on Kidd finally winning a title: Confession: I had a built-in bias in the Finals. No, it wasn’t because Nowitzki is from my mother’s home town of Wurzburg, Germany, (Pop. 133,000) … Continue reading

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Wear That Wristband, Boy?

Because Redskins offseason dysfunction is newsworthy like an OJ Simpson quote on a nubile blonde abductee eaten by a Muslim’s pet alligator, it’s no wonder the story that McNabb’s refusal to don a playbook wristband lead to his benching has … Continue reading

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I Meme, You Meme

President Obama’s awesome, in part self-congratualatory, announcement of bin Laden’s death has the unfounded ‘I he says; himself he loves’ meme flowing from the pens of conservative political pundits once again. The fellows at the Language Log have debunked more … Continue reading

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One Does Not Two Make

Sports Journalism for/by Dummies One guy hears one thing. (“I’m hearing the Redskins are the front-runner for [Vince Young’s] services”) Said thing is repeated…and repeated…and repeated as reportable info. And since it’s tough to tell the echos from the originating voice it sounds … Continue reading

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Hate and Hunks

The International Business Times has a gallery of death cultists protesting the killing of Osama bin Laden. (h/t Michael Totten guest blogging at Instapundit). This image, rather the two naked men on the sign in the background, caught my eye: … Continue reading

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Rumor Milling

Remember one post ago when Omar Kelly said this totally unsubstantiated thing: I’m hearing the Redskins are the front-runner for [Vince Young’s] services. Well you were witness to reportable info. Spread the word on sports blogs nationwide: The Washington Redskins … Continue reading

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It Was A Short Film

Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel claims the Skins may want Vince Young. He also says about the Dolphins QB sitch: I’ve consistently said (since January that) Denver’s Kyle Orton would be my first choice for the Dolphins, but the price … Continue reading

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