Fries & Ketchup: W/ Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball

Fries & Ketchup: W/ Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball
by B. Harvey

a BallerBall Mixtape

a BallerBall Mixtape
by B. Harvey

Randall Cobb: 'We know the power that we have'

Randall Cobb: 'We know the power that we have'
by B. Harvey

Okonkwo's Funeral: Reflecting on Adichie's 'Americanah' & Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'

Okonkwo's Funeral: Reflecting on Adichie's 'Americanah' & Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'
by B. Harvey

What's it like to witness a college football team score 82 points in a single game? The end of time.

October 27, 2014


Yesterday, TCU won a game by the score of 82-27. The last time I saw such a score I was playing in a Church Basketball League. I was on the team that scored 27. Our opponents from Mt. Zion or Shiloh something or other dunked all over us. Because it was a Church League, they received technical fouls for every attempted dunk. They must have attempted fifty-something dunks that day because I think we scored all out points from the foul line. It was ridiculous, but it wasn't as ridiculous as what TCU did.

A Steve Nash Sunday

October 26, 2014


Is it over? Perhaps not. But the announcement this past Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers that point guard Steve Nash will once again be missing an entire season of basketball is a sad one. Even if he were to play, at this point in his career, having played only 65 games over the last two seasons (and only fifteen last year), the Nash of today would not be the Nash of yesterday. The wonder of his Dallas Maverick and Phoenix Sun days has been reduced to memory. In the century that his brand of play gave birth to, he is already past.

SEC Week 9 Preview

October 25, 2014

Tired of experts opinions, read on:

The Dogs from Mississippi vs. the Cats from Kentucky



Once upon a time, this match-up would've promised a delightfully competitive football game between the pond scum of their respective divisions. However, Mississippi State is no longer a second rate bulldog. In fact, they may be not only the top bulldawg but the top dawg of the conference. Kentucky, however, is still mostly pond scum. To that point, Kentucky is coming off a 41-3 loss at LSU. They'll be at home today, but that just means there will be friends and family nearby to hug them after another beat down.

Green Bay's Randall Cobb: 'We know the power that we have.'

October 21, 2014

These were the words of the Green Bay wide receiver after the team defeated the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday, but such words speak to a greater truth inside the Packers locker room than Aaron Rodgers' having thrown 192 straight passes without an interception. Clearly when Cobb references the power that we have  he is not speaking of a mere playbook or any particular individual's talent. No, he is speaking of something at which both fans and opponents should marvel.

Unbeknownst to NFL insiders and neophytes alike, Ted Thompson has been searching globe and galaxy not for talent but for trinkets. Behold the reasons for Green Bay's power:

Mike McCarthy is now in possession of not only all the Marvel DVDs but the actual Infinity Gauntlet.

And yet, because McCarthy is an emotional void, he only implements the Infinity Gems on obvious passing downs and against inferior opponents.

Still, this is enough for Randall Cobb to know that the offense runs on more than precision and pass blocking. Rather it runs on Space, Time, Reality, Mind, and Soul.

a BallerBall Mixtape

October 8, 2014

I love what the guys do over at ESPN TrueHoop's BallerBall. Sure, some of it's probably redundant ego, but I'm linking some of my favorites from the last couple months here. Enjoy:



Fries & Ketchup: With Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball

Things we meant to talk about, but never did:



You can see it in the branches of the late summer trees. They slow their growth, fade to red and yellow, and then strip bare. The endless sun exhausts them. This is how they survive the winter.
 

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