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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Sam Hinkie Resignation Letter as Literature

One year ago, Sam Hinkie's 13-page resignation letter brought The Process era to an end in Philadelphia. That work continues, but Hinkie's letter is history.
David Roth
4.6.17
the world of online

On Being Blocked By Donald Trump On Twitter, And Disbelief

It was one thing to be blocked by Donald Trump when he was just another man making fart-noises on Twitter. It feels a little different today. Everything does.
David Roth
1.23.17
the large and loud boys we love to know

Mike Francesa and Chris Christie Flirt, Discuss Christie's Inevitable Transition to Sports Radio

What's the next act for New Jersey's disgraced and historically unpopular governor? Hanging up on radio callers proposing lopsided Yankees trades, hopefully.
David Roth
1.16.17
Tim Tebow

Let's Take Tim Tebow At His Word

On Monday, Tim Tebow reported for his first day as a professional baseball player at the Mets' spring training facility. This both is and is not news, as always.
David Roth
9.19.16
weak in review

Colin Kaepernick's Protest, And What Values Are Worth: David Roth's Weak In Review

Colin Kaepernick, in his protest, offers a challenge to a self-satisfied NFL: action instead of gesture, and a conversation instead of the usual noise.
David Roth
9.2.16
weak in review

The NBA That Will Be, and the One That Never Was: David Roth's Weak in Review

The NBA is going through a renaissance and a revolution right now, led by Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. You can tell it's a good thing because of how much people like Charles Barkley hate it.
David Roth
5.13.16
weak in review

Inhuman Resources, or the Background Noise of the NFL Draft: David Roth's Weak In Review

Thanks to its nature and the NFL's signature issues, the NFL Draft is and always will be weird. Now, with the NFL bigger than ever, the draft is stranger still.
David Roth
4.22.16
nba

Watching DeAndre Jordan, The Talking Point That Dunks

Because he is so bad at shooting free throws and so good at finishing lobs, DeAndre Jordan tends to disappear into one abstraction or another. We should look closer.
Robert O'Connell
3.29.16
weak in review

RGIII And Afterlife In A Glass House: David Roth's Weak In Review

The Cleveland Browns signing a free agent quarterback does not really qualify as news. But, when Robert Griffin III is concerned, we're in another realm entirely.
David Roth
3.25.16
weak in review

David Roth's Weak in Review: On to the Next One

After two weeks that saw precious little in the way of sports and entirely too much bad-faith noise, any green shoot will do. So yeah, bring on Spring Training.
David Roth
2.19.16
weak in review

David Roth's Weak in Review: Curt Schilling, Russell Wilson, and the Problem with Confidence

We all prefer people that act like humans rather than brand-boosting robots. This gets more complicated when athletes get involved.
David Roth
8.28.15
not yelling

David Roth's Weak In Review: Playing Pretend In The NBA Finals

This week, as they cycled from one seemingly inevitable outcome to another, the NBA Finals showed us how little we know. It was more fun than it sounds.
David Roth
6.12.15
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