Archive for September, 2015

→ Jenna Coleman Officially Leaving Doctor Who

Huge bummer. I really like “Clara.” I’m going to miss her.

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→ Tips for People New to Slack

As more and more people start to use Slack to communicate, the tips in this article might be useful.

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→ The Evolution of the BO$$

Over at Cage Side Seats, Andrew Swift has an amazing piece on the career of Sasha Banks:

There’s lots of discussion lately on “elevating titles,” making championship belts appear important and worth chasing. (A common recent remark is that Seth Rollins has failed to do so as WWE World Heavyweight Champion—though his booking should be the first culprit there.) If you want to see a quintessential example of elevating a title, look at Sasha Banks’ reign as NXT Women’s Champion. She put on two match of the year candidates (and her Fatal 4-way title win is likely an honorable mention)—including what seems to be the favorite, gave commanding and center-stage performances every time she was in a ring or on a mic, and made every one of her appearances must-watch TV. During her reign, she made the NXT Women’s Championship the most valued title in the company. And giving that rub to Bayley, who she has a very long history with dating back to early 2013, in Brooklyn, in that match, was the perfect way to drop it.

The whole piece is fantastic and I highly recommend that any wrestling fan give it a read.

(If you’re a Sasha fan, you might also want to check out this other article by Andrew Swift explaining how amazing Sasha and Bayley’s overall story is.)

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→ The New Day And Team BAD Traded Gear And Poses, And It Was Predictably Fantastic

Sasha Banks and The New Day are two of my favorite things in wrestling right now. I’m fine with them doing more together.

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→ Ronda Rousey May Miss WrestleMania 32 while filming a Roadhouse Remake

I’ll be bummed if Rousey isn’t at Wrestlemania, but I’m fine with her branching out into other areas. That said, I still have my fingers crossed that she’ll have some kind of WWE run.

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→ Notre Dame would stop playing major college football if schools paid players

Yeah. Sure they would.

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→ Joe Castiglione’s call of David Ortiz’s 500th career home run

Congratulations to Big Papi. Another great accomplishment in (what I would argue) is a hall of fame career.

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→ Can David Ortiz pass Ted Williams as the Red Sox all-time home run leader?

It seems unlikely, but I have learned to never count out Big Papi

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→ Sasha Banks vs. Bayley 30-minute Iron Man match announced as main event of October WWE NXT TakeOver live event

Amazing. I can’t wait to see this.

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→ Bill Belichick lashes out at allegations and suspicions against Patriots

Belichick is the best. No wonder Patriots players want to run through a wall for him.

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→ First Look At Legends Of Tomorrow’s Hawkgirl and Hawkman

They look like Owlman from Watchmen’s kid brother and sister.

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→ Huge Improvement from Jackie Bradley Jr. This Year

I am going to be really happy if this means that I’ll get to see JBJ roaming Fenway’s outfield for years to come.

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→ Best Photos of Yesterday’s Super Bowl Banner Raising Ceremony

This ceremony was amazing (and well deserved.)

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→ Eva Green, Sean Bean Rumored As Wonder Woman Villains

Eva Green should be the villain in every movie.

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→ Do the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger Have a Point with the Patriots Defensive Shift?

I’m am always so surprised when the Steelers whine after losing a game. So surprised.

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→ Lydia Ko wins The Evian to become youngest female major winner

Lydia Ko is awesome. It’s going to be fun watching her grow as a player over the next few years.

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→ Rachel McAdams For Doctor Strange

I know I’m a little late to the party of this, but Rachel McAdams is pretty awesome.

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→ Kentucky, North Carolina alumni put on a show

This sounds so cool. I wish I could have gone.

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→ The Xander Bogaerts Overhaul

An excellent piece from Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs about how Bogaerts efforts to stay back and drive pitches the other way has impacted his plate coverage (and, as a result, his hitting overall.) I especially like Sullivan’s suggestion that Bogaerts’ power should start coming back as he gets more and more comfortable with this new approach.

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→ Clemson C Ryan Norton suffers MCL injury, out against Louisville

Great. This game is really setting up for people to be able to say it was a “Clemsoning.”

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