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My Argument For The 20 Best Words The Gaben Awards You Look Like: The Three Words Slowly Defining Pop Culture An Alternate Perspective On Sexism and Racism In Movies A-Rod Blew It Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl

My Argument For The 20 Best Words

Thank God this website is a hobby. How on earth do sportswriters survive the summer? I’m not the first person to ask this Q but it bears repeating: HOW? I suppose a ninety thousand dollar paycheck would stimulate the creative juices, but past answering the very easy question of ‘Will Rory acquire more majors than […]

The Gaben Awards

If you’re familiar with reddit (particularly r/gaming, r/pcmasterrace or r/technology), I don’t need to explain who or what  Gaben is. You can skip the next paragraph.  But for those whom aren’t indoctrinated into reddit’s glorious, never-ending time-suck… The sports leagues need a Gabe Newell. Gabe, or Gaben in the vernacular, is the billionaire head of […]

You Look Like: The Three Words Slowly Defining Pop Culture

Bets you will never see at a Vegas Sportsbook for lack of house odds: ‘Michael Sam verbally bullied before Week 12’, ‘Shia LaBeouf crashes Oscars drunk with anti-celebrity manifesto’, and ‘New Seth Rogen vehicle to include insult humor beginning with ‘You look like ____’. (Close cousins rarely seen today would be ‘Celebrity X called, he/she […]

An Alternate Perspective On Sexism and Racism In Movies

93 percent. If you are even tangentially related to the film industry, you hear that number and think ‘the percent of Major Oscars which haven’t gone to minorities or women’. When a fact as glaring as that exists, it’s all hands on deck to try and rectify the environment of filmmaking. But, I believe, the […]

A-Rod Blew It

Surprisingly, we’re not discussing his batting in October, nor his treatment of the fans, or his “respect for the game”. Alex Rodriguez, the most unlikable player on the most villainous team, had the chance to impact baseball in a positive way. He gave up that chance this morning. Right now we approach steroids the way […]

Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl. We made it. Time to do some inventory. Things I’ll Miss Complaining About If The Broncos Win The Super Bowl How no one appreciated the above-averageness of Jake Plummer. How everyone was a little too sold on Jay Cutler as a playmaker. Josh McDaniels. Just, yeah. McDaniels. How everyone emphasized Brandon Marshall […]

20 Probable Front Page CNN Headlines

29 August 2013

CHAOTIC WEATHER STRIKES EASTERN U.S. Yesterday was 79 degrees. Today… 81.  U.S. BANKING SECTOR IN TURMOIL Free checking to be slightly restricted for Wells Fargo customers  OBAMA UNDER FIRE FROM CRITICS That suit looked a little cheap, Barry. U.S. CITIZENS DEMAND NEW CHANGE ‘Fuck pennies,’ many report.  WAR ERUPTS IN MIDDLE EAST Here’s an article from […]

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Mega-Book Mini-Reviews

26 August 2013

Um, so I had some spare time while I was in China. How much spare time? Here are some reviews from my reading list last year. The Brothers Karamazov A feeling of enormous jealousy comes over me every time a friend posts “Person/Thing X is my spirit animal,” especially when it’s true. I should have […]

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A Year In China: Part One

24 August 2013

With the way China is now portrayed as the superpower of the next 100 years, I had the idea that I was cramming into an old jalopy with Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Owen Wilson on course to our version of the roaring 1920s. A sad, polluted, hobbled, suicidal hyper-industrialized version of those fondly remembered days. […]

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Blurred Social Lines, or, The Day We Deserved Royalties

14 August 2013

With the decision to slather hashtags over an otherwise serviceable if purposely derivative music video, Robin Thicke has invited me to join the conversation about Blurred Lines taking place in the realm of buzziness. The invitation comes flashing, repeated, and boldly so. The only hitch in this, well, I don’t have anything to say about […]

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2013 ESPYs After-Party Photo Gallery

21 July 2013

My friend Travis Synder over at the Hungry Creative Agency had the opportunity to snap some photos at the ESPYs daytime after-party/SWAG giveaway and he graciously allowed my site to post them. Comments are mine.         And now for my favorite part: ATHLETES UNCOMFORTABLY ENDORSING PRODUCTS AT RANDOM         […]

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Magna Carter, Holy Yeezus: A Style Comparison

14 July 2013

Yeezus is a supremely arrogant title. In fact, for all the braggadocio in hip-hop, I’m not sure I can think of one that surpasses it. The essence of modern day rap is to tell the listener that you’re good and, in fact, quite superior to the other so-called rappers. Also, you have money and girls […]

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Puppy Dwight Howard Intrigued By Lakers’ Sales Pitch

27 June 2013

The giant billboards erected outside the Staples Center pleading for Dwight Howard, Bull Mastiff and starting center for the Los Angeles Lakers, have been met with enthusiam and tail wagging, according to sources inside the puppy’s inner circle. Five-month-old Howard had reportedly been considering alternative homes, such as the Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks, but […]

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Does America Have the Balls to Revolt?

09 June 2013

The sign of a presidency turned sour: I thought about writing an article called The Top 10 Worst Presidential Terms – a more fascinating argument than Worst Presidents, as our opinions of those men are predicated upon the administrations that sandwiched theirs – but I didn’t write that article, yet, because I’m reasonably confident the […]

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40 Things Better For Nuggets Fans Than Kroenke

06 June 2013

1.  Pedophile Night at the Pepsi Center 2. Millions of bees 3. Replacing Coors with Icehouse 4. Drafting Darko in 2003 5. Making Rocky a Klansman 6. Changing the team colors to royal purple and gold 7. $ ∞ tickets 8. Semi-automatic t-shirt cannons 9. Vinny Del Negro plus total control 10. A ban on […]

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The 5 Strangest Uses of Shakespeare in Pop Culture

08 May 2013

As you may have guessed from the title, this was originally going to be an article for Cracked. However, their process for new submissions resembles a Mesozoic tar pit crossed with the bureaucracy of a DMV in Detroit. To their credit, a lot of those dinosaurs probably had it coming, licenses are issued, and daily […]

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About the Author

Chris O'Toole (Colorado State '12) is pursuing a Screenwriting MFA at Chapman University. He has worked for Livestrong, CBS, Examiner and other publications. Love, hate, and job offers can be sent to: chris@o2lsports.com

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