Friday, December 15, 2017
Football: N.F.L.

Football: N.F.L.

How ESPN killed ESPN

With audience numbers shrinking, ESPN is now left with bloated contracts (and hosts) and a product that no longer jibes with the audience’s taste. By Andrew J. Pridgen Ratings in a decline for the better part of a decade, ESPN is making cuts that will affect more than just the back of the house. Word spread Monday that The Network...

Good for Cam Newton for calling America out on its bullshit

“I’ve said this since day one. I’m an African-American quarterback. That may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare it to.” — Cam Newton By Andrew J. Pridgen Cam Newton is a damn fine football player. He’s handsome as hell too. And he celebrates the glory of it all on and off the field....

The 50 locations more convenient to Super Bowl 50 than San Francisco

You didn’t actually stay in San Francisco this week in anticipation of taking fewer than five hours or spending less than $750 to get to the game Sunday, did you? DID YOU???? By Andrew J. Pridgen Nobody wants anything to do with Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, least of all San Francisco. Here’s why: The Yorks took Goldman Sachs...

Sorry bro, Olivia Munn did not break up with Aaron Rodgers to date you

...Just wanted to clarify before you go down a Google Maps rabbit hole to coordinate her location based on her last dozen tweets. By Andrew J. Pridgen This has happened throughout time. When Romeo and Juliet were on the rocks, Paris Paul Rudd was waiting in the wings. When Antony wasn’t quite seeing it Cleopatra’s way, Brutus and Cassius were there to...

Frank Gifford’s CTE diagnosis casts the NFL’s sepia years in harsh light

We learned last week the good old days of the NFL were just as bad if not worse for a player’s health. The league built its tough-guy image on a hit that Frank Gifford was on the receiving end of in 1960. A hit that forced him to take a year and a half off and prompted his family...

Tom Hanks just destroyed the NFL, the Raiders, Las Vegas …and the DH in under :30

I guess we can close up shop here. Our work is done. By Andrew J. Pridgen It’s easy to hate on Tom Hanks sometimes. He made me think it was OK hold forth with strangers on a bench while holding a really melty box of confections in my lap every time I’m held over south of the The Mason–Dixon line. He...

Dean Spanos, Trickster God, is trying to get San Diego to build him a very big, very empty house of lies

Dean Spanos is trying to pull off a cheap trick for his hail Mary to keep the Chargers in San Diego. Below, the three major ways the billionaire is trying to bamboozle everyone in the whale's vagina. Written by Kyle Magin Giving a billionaire hundreds of millions of dollars to build a professional sports stadium is like introducing Ryan Gosling to...

Phil Mickelson Poo Poos the Peasantry of San Diego

Phil Mickelson emerged from his La Jolla estate to stretch his man tits and admonish America’s Finest Plebeians for failing to properly cowtow. Written by Kyle Magin Hark! Lord Lefty Mickelson deigned to speak to the San Diego Union Tribune Thursday about the stupidity of his fellow San Diegans in letting the San Diego Chargers fly the coop for L.A. With...

A San Francisco Sup Bro 50 primer: The definitive guide on where to post yourself and your food and yourself with food this week in The City

An interlopers’ where-to pre-game besides near the pop-up ESPN studio at Fisherman’s Wharf. Where to admire the frisky and the young who have replaced generations for generations—gone in a short sleep. Where to see the people who refuse not to be seen as The City hugs its knees close to its chest and rocks itself to that final passage...

A peek at Jim Druckenmiller’s LinkedIn brings back all the memories

...The Druck was recently suggested as someone I might know by the at-work networking site. And I was instantly transported. By Andrew J. Pridgen LinkedIn is one of those annoying/necessary workday distractions. For most people, it’s the unblocked Facebook of business hours. Downtime on LinkedIn = sifting through a lot of People You May Know wondering things like: Why is Laura...