Drew Carey was right…
Rick Suter—the guy watching Tom Hanks finally(!) get out of that damn airport terminal—is a Los Angeles-based writer and other stuff that doesn’t sound as cool but pays the rent. An entertaining sort of guy...even though that claim is being written by Rick in the third person. He has written columns for Bleacher Report, Faniq.com and Fox Sports (when their blog-o-shpere existed!). He has co-written a book—Rick Dempsey's Caught Stealing: Unbelievable Stories From a Lifetime of Baseball. The guy loves pizza.
There is a Foot Locker commercial, too...somewhere.
The Mop-Up (Ep. 3, Row 8, Seat 6): Tammy, Myron, Steph Curry, Porn for Who?, Prince’s Princess, Funny China, and the Love of Twitter
In 1968, Tammy Wynette created a sports anthem. She had no idea, either. When she lifted her microphone on that September day, her hair well sprayed and blonde, and she sang Stand by Your Man, there was no possible way she could have understood the impact it would […]
The Mop-Up (Ep. 2, Row 3, Seat 12): Maria, Richard, the Dream Imagined, Lamar Latrell, and a Powerful Message
As I write this, and you read it, there are humans experiencing the Dream-Come-True of getting drafted by a major-league organization. It’s one of the more difficult accomplishments, without question—one I’ve replayed in my head as a swing and miss for years and years. And it’s even more […]
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Wait. I remember what several surefire intellectuals told me about wishing happiness on Memorial Day (including the weekend). OK… It’s a Happy Memorial Day weekend. Huh. No, that’s not it either. It’s only Friday. OK… The point is, whether you like to be happy […]
Atlanta Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank, with team president Rich McKay by his side, threw away the modern-day blueprints this past Monday and went against-the-norm when it comes to concession prices at stadiums. They lowered the price of beer, man! They lowered the price of (basically) all concessions, man! […]
Hair (2016): Noah Syndergaard and My Trip to Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers Take on the New York Mets
It turned out to be a pretty solid week. Just when I thought Pizza Hut couldn’t shove one more damn thing into their crust, they went Next Level on a 2014 update, proving that there is always room for bacon. My heart murmurs for you, Pizza Hut. Keep […]
Hindsight, when looking at the Dee Gordon debacle, the 80-game suspension for PEDs, isn’t twenty-twenty. I waited through last Friday—the first full day of reckoning, post-announcement—the weekend, the NFL Draft, the Thrones, Mystery Alaska and at least 67 guesses regarding Steph Curry’s timetable for a return and, still, […]
When you tell someone it’s April 15, depending on his or her age and likes, and what’s in the Netflix queue, the immediate understanding of that particular day varies. To some, mostly those who don’t feed from the dependent spoon, April 15 usually triggers thoughts of a finger-crippling […]
Skydiving is scary shit. Back in May of 2013, when I decided to understand this theory by actually trying skydiving, the discovery portion of my science fair project happened…oh, right around the time when the plane started to creep over 13,000 feet. We—this group of daring five or […]
A long, long time ago…three months to be exact—which, in this day and age and Twitter-ness is ancient history—the newest edition of Star Wars hit the big screen. It was around that time I made a personal decision, something of an older-man creed: There was no way—in hell, […]