King James Holds Court

This post originally from venuing.com/voices. King James will be holding court on Thursday night and has deigned to allow ESPN to broadcast the proceedings as he comes to a final decision as to which team he will sign with. The event will be an hour in length, starting at 9pm EST, during which time LeBron … Continue reading

NFL Draft Live Article-ing

The NFL Draft is the most important annual non-event on the sports calendar. It barely beats out the likes of Red Bull Flugtag, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, WrestleMania, and the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Therefore, to honor the King of Cult Events as it goes primetime for the first time, I will be … Continue reading

Performer We'd Most Wish Injury Upon 2009, The Mets, Pau Gasol, Jake Cutler

And this year’s Performer We’d Most Wish Injury Upon Award goes to…..(drum roll)…..Skip Bayless of ESPN. First Take regular Skip Bayless take the stairs please, and whoever is behind him(no pun intended), give him a nice shove.(again, no pun intended) Has there ever been a host you wished a torn achilles upon more than Skip … Continue reading

Paul “Shirley, you can’t be serious”

As the crisis in Haiti wears on, the supporters of shortcuts to thinking like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson are trickling out. And now, there’s Paul Shirley. Glancing at the title of his letter (“If You Rebuild It, They Will Come”) it’s easy to think it would be in reference to his career, but it’s … Continue reading

ESPN’s War on Canada or, “Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I’m in love with your cousin…”

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading

ESPN's War on Canada or, "Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I'm in love with your cousin…"

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading

Woe to Be ‘Big Papi’: David Ortiz, a Peoples’ History, in text

    [[Editor’s Note: The following text exchange just transpired between 33 Problems and The Venuist regarding Rob Neyer, of ESPN, compiling his baseball players of the decade.]] 33 Problems:  Rob Neyer puts Carlos Beltran as the 6th best player of the decade and David Ortiz as the 53rd.  Does that seem crazy or am … Continue reading

Woe to Be 'Big Papi': David Ortiz, a Peoples' History, in text

    [[Editor’s Note: The following text exchange just transpired between 33 Problems and The Venuist regarding Rob Neyer, of ESPN, compiling his baseball players of the decade.]] 33 Problems:  Rob Neyer puts Carlos Beltran as the 6th best player of the decade and David Ortiz as the 53rd.  Does that seem crazy or am … Continue reading