-Bill Simmons takes a break from educating under privileged children, feeding the poor, and harboring Libyan refugees with his mighty sportswriting pen to express his disappointment that a once in a lifetime talent like Will Smith only makes movies that make money but fail to challenge the actor or his audience. The art of Simmons' editorial is that it conjures up parallels between the talented actor and the sports guy himself; after all, he has used one of the biggest pulpits a writer can have to analyze Rotten Tomato popularity polls and to reveal the secrets behind the NBA's Trade Machine.
-Or, in the words of Drew Magary he's just a "God of Hollywood," which apparently means a writer who can't write anymore.
-Justin Timberlake really is a media mogul.
-The pick-off throw is the most important play in baseball, absolutely, no question.
-Here at LCB we're not sure what the big deal is about Murdoch's press holdings hacking into people's private accounts; we've tried this strategy ourselves but to no avail. I mean, if you don't want the information out there, then don't have an account period, right?
-The thought of the NBA Lockout canceling this year's NBA season is reason enough to ponder what the Pilgrims went through during those first New England winters.
-Oh, and something from the moral bowels of Bethlehem Shoals to make everyone reconsider trite sarcasm (as seen in this post) and a misuse of irony, especially in light of the Casey Anthony trial.
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