Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Te’o Stake House

When I was in undergrad, in the throes of the ivory tower, I had a professor, who, in the midst of lofty theoretical discussions, would always ask, “But what’s at stake?” I have found myself pondering the same thing in the wake of this Manti Te’o business. On Thursday, Te’o’s first on-camera interview since Deadspin […]

How (Not) to Get Friend-Requested by Taj Gibson

Monday night, basketball fans were treated to two spectacular posterizations: Kevin Durant on Marcin Gortat, and Taj Gibson on Anthony Tolliver. Both dunks came in winning efforts—the Thunder went on to beat the Suns, and the Bulls embarrassed the Hawks. Bulls’ broadcaster Stacey King got a little carried away with Gibson’s dunk: Does anybody know […]

Kevin Durant: Regression to Mean?

“F—- you.” – Kevin Durant, to Danny Crawford Arguing an illegal screen called on Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant started off his 2013 by getting ejected on the second night of the new year in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. As he stalked off the court, Durant could be seen further voicing his displeasure with […]