Welcome to Blah-gust, the worst time of the sporting calendar

Welcome to Blah-gust, the worst time of the sporting calendar

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OH MY GOD WHO CARES

OH MY GOD WHO CARES
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Mark it down: 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. We’ve reached the height (nadir?) of sports activities’ gradual season. You already know it’s the doggiest of canine days when ESPN is killing time with Little League World Collection protection. No disrespect to the youth, however I’m not going to topic myself to watching kids’s athletics till fatherly — or uncle-ly — obligations require I accomplish that.

No matter approach you get your sports activities information (thanks for studying Deadspin, by the best way) the feed is bleak. Right this moment I awakened and browse that “NBA groups are monitoring Nico Mannion.” Monitoring for what, smallpox? Oh, to get again within the league. I didn’t even know he performed abroad.

In different NBA information, Ben Simmons responded to studies that he left the Nets group chat after teammates requested him if he was going to play within the playoffs, tweeting, “😂 Gradual information day.” He additionally retweeted a clip of Shams Charania defending him on the Pat McAfee Present, in order a lot as he needs to ignore it and return to modeling designer garments on the bench, or taking pictures uncontested jumpers within the native Y-league sport, he felt compelled sufficient to react.

Simmons hasn’t seen sport motion in over a season, and till he does he needs to be on the lifetime 86 checklist. I’m unsure if all kitchens do that or solely fancy inns that cater to unreasonable clients, however a spot I used to work at straight up nixed sure dishes ceaselessly — including them to the lifetime 86 checklist that hung within the chef’s workplace — as a result of a buyer would see one other diner consuming risotto, order it though it’s not on the menu, and all the sudden a line cook dinner is spending the entire shift stirring fucking risotto.

Cooking risotto is extraordinarily monotonous and time-consuming, which is how I’d describe penning a Ben Simmons article or a preseason breakdown of any staff. There’s solely a lot hypothesis, and former seasons’ stats, I can supply earlier than my limbs begin going numb as a result of boredom.

If I learn (or write) one other NFL coaching camp story I’m going to suck my eyeballs out of their sockets with a hand vac. (Aspect be aware: Editors, I would must dictate to you my subsequent piece. I hope you’re prepared for a six-parter on the rise and fall of Carson Wentz.) (Editor’s Notice: You’re by yourself!)

Fox Information ran an article about how the NFL and ESPN edited “God and Jesus” out of the pull quotes of their retweets of Trevon Diggs’ son speaking at Cowboys’ camp though each shops shared the video in its entirety. For the file, he was extraordinarily cute, and that ought to’ve been the angle.

The fake outrage was so egregious that I virtually dialed up some pretend ire of my very own, however opted to not as a result of I like God and Jesus, too. (Joking, I’m joking… Except you’re studying this, dad. In that case, sure, I thought of going to church Sunday. Nevertheless, once I awakened, I made a decision I wasn’t going to waste an hour of my time off.)

Essentially the most maddening factor about all that is I shouldn’t even be right here. No, not at work. I meant like right here, as within the dregs of sports activities writing in August. We must always all be having fun with the World Cup and luxuriating within the lovely sport. Whereas bloggers’ content material sources drying up is towards the underside of the checklist of why Qatar mustn’t have the World Cup, it’s nonetheless a cause. Thanks so much, FIFA. The molten-hot host nation did transfer the beginning of the match forward… by a day, which made the New York Occasions.

THAT’S NOT AGGREGATE-ABLE ENOUGH! I NEED MORE JUICE!

Thank the lord the Premier League began final weekend, or I’d have to think about one other approach to speak shit in regards to the Yankees. I’ll in all probability have to try this anyway, however each my physician and my therapist stated I’ve to ration my negativity or danger bleeding from my ears.

If ever there was an opportune second to announce your retirement, that is the week. Till soccer begins, I vote we both watch outdated Serena Williams tournaments on a loop, or go outdoors and attempt to discover completely different surfaces to fry eggs on. Each are preferable to scraping crusted remnants of NFL tales off the underside of the scorched pot.

Anywho. How’s your summer season? 

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