Without going into too much detail - and I've literally delivered a speech on the power of sports - the simplicity of having a winner and loser and athletic achievements can represent things on a much larger scale to people. Much like what Dr. Lewis brings up for brand "tribes", the same thing happens with sports teams… » 4/15/14 6:06pm Tuesday 6:06pm

Shockingly, this issue (like basically every other one, despite how people want to portray things) isn't - for lack of a better term - simply black and white. It's not always wrong or always right. Shit's complicated, and...this might really surprise...not even all black people agree on how it should be handled/used. » 4/11/14 4:04pm 4/11/14 4:04pm

Yeahhh I'm (hopefully) a good decade or so from having kids but I'm very cognizant of the often idiotic-looking names people are giving their kids nowadays (especially my fellow black people, good god). I'm a III, and have long envisioned a IV, so if I have a son that's pretty close to a done deal. I mean, I'll… » 4/09/14 5:17pm 4/09/14 5:17pm

You know, that was the debate in my head during my fantasy baseball draft...on the one hand, there probably isn't a position player in baseball (aside from Trout and Cabrera but, with the #3 pick, I wasn't getting them) more fun to own than Billy Hamilton just for the ridiculous shit he can do on the base paths. On the … » 4/09/14 5:39pm 4/09/14 5:39pm

Unless it ever actually happens, the World War Z novel will probably always be how I assume a zombie apocalypse would go down in real life. International differences, a slow burning beginning from either the Amazon, Africa or China/Southeastern Asia (not in a racist sense but in a that environment is best for diseases… » 4/09/14 2:01pm 4/09/14 2:01pm

Aside from what LuckyMc44 and Laudreuil said, I think we're also "rooting" for her because so many characters are deplorable and we can still remember her/her quickly-depleting family as good people, so we're cheering for them to come through on the other side with the hope that some of the goodness the Starks had will… » 4/07/14 3:35pm 4/07/14 3:35pm

I must admit, growing up in California - where you can drive for ten hours and still be in the state - has really skewed my perception of the size of other states. I honestly thought Spokane was maybe an hour, two tops, away from Seattle, and it's apparently slightly over 4 hours driving according to Google Maps.… » 3/23/14 11:40pm 3/23/14 11:40pm

While that's somewhat true, in a very close race the difference can be who gets the correct first and second round upsets that aren't going any further; i.e a few years back I won a pool where myself and second place shared the Final Four, Championship and Title picks, but I correctly called Davidson to the Elite 8. » 3/19/14 1:28pm 3/19/14 1:28pm