Diary of an Atlanta boy at the Eastern Conference Finals

Driving toward downtown, most of the rest of the city seems oblivious. In the suburbs, ad hoc merchandise tents have popped up selling Hawks gear of questionable license. Along Ponce, however, you’d be hard pressed to find any evidence that the hometown hoops team was an hour and a half away from taking the floor in the most important game of the season. At first blush, it makes no sense. Once you understand Atlanta, however, this is business as usual. Continue reading…

 

This is what you get for cheering for the Clippers in the first place

I had considered skipping game 6 and just going to see Fury Road tonight but I keep thinking, “hey, I’ve rooted for the Clippers when Loy Vaught was easily their best player, I should at least stick around and see them (hopefully) get to their first ever conference finals.” Right now I really wish I had just gone to the damn movie. Continue reading…

 

Guinness Girl’s Preview to the 2015 Women’s College World Series

It’s that time of year again! Bracketology! The field of 64! Yes, that’s right.

Softball!!

The NCAA softball postseason starts out with the field of 64 chosen by committee. There are 32 conference winners and 32 teams chosen at large. The first round consists of regionals with teams of four, double elimination. The host team and site are determined by seeding by the committee. Then for the second round each is called a Super Regional. This is the best two out of three series between the two teams left from the starting brackets. The higher seeded team gets to host. After these sets of Super Regionals the last 8 teams left advance to Oklahoma City to begin the World Series. A higher seed doesn’t necessarily mean you won your conference. This year the number one seed was Florida (who are the defending 2014 national champions). They had the highest RPI. Normally the top 16 teams host the regionals, and usually the seeding is based on RPI. Once you advance to the Super Regionals the higher seed will host as well. Now let’s take a look at the bracket:
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NFL mock-a-mania

Not the best idea but it’s more the Bucs half of the equation that will make it untenable, I’m afeared.

I had the brilliant idea to mock the commenter mock draft but you know what? You people don’t have any fucking original ideas. Except for GG picking Leonard Williams at #1 (which is actually a pretty great pick IMHO). Now I don’t have a concept at all that I’m working from, I just wanted to post something for the first time in forever and make it draft related. So, uh, here are the players I think are good and where I wish they would play: Continue reading…

 

The Final 68: The Worst Things in Sports, MEDIA Region, Round 1

Hmm. Didn’t even give you a chance to express hate for this guy. I’ve got goals for 2016

You know them. You hate them. Oh, god do you hate them so well. They are the sports media who have simultaneously fed your addiction and ruined your enjoyment of organized athletics, each in ever-increasing measure for longer than you have been alive. I know this. We don’t have any readers that have loved sports from before the Emancipation Proclamation. Well, today is a big day if you’ve always wanted to vote on what you hate the most in sports media. That’s a weird thing to want, by the way, so don’t cop to it. Follow us on twitter to stay up to date on when things post and… I mean that’s really what that account is for but occasionally I suppose it could have other stuff on it. Continue reading…