08/18/2021 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer


I don’t think Bill’s kid’s mullet is ironic anymore.

No one likes my recurring ‘NBA max contracts are named for Cedric Maxwell’ jokes. At all.

Sorry Naomi Osaka, but 120 years ago a fictional bartender said the job of newspapers is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. And they decide who is comfortable.

Blame The Fed for everything.

Mike and Kevin, do I use the junk drawer To retweet?

Leaving runners in scoring position is like getting vaccinated against Playoff Fever!

Can you use Bitcoin to purchase Patriots season tickets?

Cakes are cooking for Madeleine Stowe, Kenny Walker, Everlast, Nate Jones, and Liz Cambage.

Revs. Owning.

Every individual person is definitionally sui generis you swishy mountebank.

No Tim TE-bow? How disappointing. By which I mean ‘predictable’.

I hope Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force can appear on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Synesthesia is psychosomatic.

Kirk is afraid of trains AND afraid of Jen Royle.

Olha que coisa mais linda
Mais cheia de graça
É ela menina
Que vem e que passa
Num doce balanço, a caminho do mar.

Red Line Update: Regularly scheduled service has resumed.

Blehhhh! E-commerce! BLEHHHHH!!

Take this down: Bobby Dalbec is The Fruith.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Dak Prescott will be limited in practice today. “There’s a good chance he probably won’t play” vs the Texans.

Bye, Marwin.

Hey gang of short-term NFL researchers, this week’s Phrase that Pays is “This graphic is so chaotic.”

Nolle prosequi, there’s a nice Latin phrase.

Sometimes I worry about writing a personal essay collection as my second book because what if I don’t cash in enough on the ‘brand’ of sports journalist I’m creating & deepening with my first? will I seem all over the place as a writer?

Do fish like to tell pollock jokes?

“Darkest hours.” Nailed it! GTFO.

If Belichick thought Nordin was going to be that good, why didn’t he draft him?

It’s so easy to blow up your problems.
It’s so easy to play up your breakdown.
It’s so easy to fly through a window.
It’s so easy to fool with the sounddd.

You can’t fool me; Jackie Mac retired years ago.

Honk if you remember Fisher Price Adventure People.

I’m going to be so mad if the Red Sox team I didn’t even like to start the year doesn’t overachieve!

Get an uglier wife. You can’t.

Polar Ginger Lime Mule seltzer? Approve!

YOU got blown out in the Summer League Championship Game! You did!

Jack Morris is so solly.

Pronouncing ‘Taliban’ like you’re Harry Belafonte is as bad as ‘nucular’.

Did the Yankees get their (cough) ‘booster shots’ (cough) early?

¡Hola Ecuador!

Best bet for the weekend: shark sightings near Monomoy.

Aloha. Which means goodbye.
BdlG. Most thrilling chilled!

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, other writers, league and team sources, and #the15 were used in this column. Post no bills.

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