Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vail Resorts wants to f*ck the ski biz …and your girlfriend

Everyone who's ever done time in a ski town knows Mountain Dan. His name isn't necessarily Mountain Dan, but it could be. It also could be Tahoe Timmy or Wasatch Willy or Telluride Tommy or Jackson Hole Jake or Aspen AJ or Big Sky Bobby or Beaver (Creek) Ron or, well—you get the picture. Mountain Dan has worked for everyone...

The Ridge

After yet another sunny early-morning dog walk, you head into work and punch the first few letters of the weather guy’s site into your browser. You click down to the pre-filled address—you obviously don’t have time to type the whole damn thing—and scroll through the day’s forecast. Your expression is mainly lifeless by now, slightly pissed at best. It’s reminiscent of your...

Something was a little off in Sochi

You've experienced this, right? You walk into a party and everything seems pretty normal. There’s a table with party snacks — seven-layer dip already demolished with tortilla chip scrape marks on the side of the pan. Spinach dip in the hollowed-out bread bowl cooled to an inedible pot of dried cheese and green. Solo cups teetering at the end next...

Seven reasons you should not say F*ck It and move to a mountain town

The Olympics isn't just sharing articles about how many condoms get used in the Village (like world-class athletes bother with condoms — pfft) or how many Heinekens get crushed by the curlers before competition. It's not about short-sheeting Bob Costas's bed and farting on his pillow (sorry 'bout the Pink Eye, Bob) and it definitely isn't about Johnny Weir's wardrobe...

Why Mavericks is the single-greatest sporting event of our time

Forget about waiting two weeks to see what homespun Doritos ads made the Super Bowl cut. Ignore the dearth of joy in sport that is the NBA regular season half-timing it up and down the court under the weight of giant contracts. Stop ruminating about how a four-team playoff is actually going to be better than, well, nothing (because...

Eleventeen things U of O football players should throw snowballs at …besides the BCS

When I first heard a bunch of University of Oregon scholar athletes were caught on camera snowballing around campus last Friday, I was pretty outraged ...and excited — especially after I looked up what snowballing means in the Urban Dictionary. Then I became one of 3.3 million to watch the clip of the players snowballing with actual members of the U of...

World Series – Games 3-5 – Ending on a techicality brings high ratings; Ortiz batting .733 and playing a position should bring end to DH

The best argument ever for the abolition of the designated hitter is a 37-year-old nightclub owner from the Dominican Republic with 431 career home runs, most of them as a DH. By Andrew J. Pridgen ...But more on that in a minute. First, the ratings: Game three, the first World Series game to end on an obstruction call, (which is basically the equivalent...

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