Saturday, November 16, 2013

11/16 Saturday Quickie

*Yes, #BatKid was the best story of the year.

*The most interesting player in college football is UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack, and it isn't close.

*The Pacers are legit. They won't beat the Heat in the playoffs, unfortunately, but they are legit.

*Duke is going to be even better next year when Jabari Parker sticks around to play with Okafor.

*Is it too much to ask for a Northwestern win over Michigan and Florida win over South Carolina? (Probably.)

*The Maryland-UConn women's game was a ton of fun. UConn is astonishing to watch up close.

-- D.S.

Friday, November 15, 2013

11/15 Weekend Quickie

*I'm taking Gabe to see No. 1 UConn play No. 8 Maryland in College Park tonight. Should be an awesome atmosphere and a great experience for Gabe (and me).

*That Warriors-Thunder ending was as amazing as it gets.

*A few weeks after thinking the Colts were a darkhorse contender for the AFC title, I think they'll be lucky to win a playoff game. Maybe they only show up versus the good teams.

*While Miguel Cabrera was more deserving of AL MVP than he was last year, he still isn't as valuable as Mike Trout.

*Andrew McCutcheon as NL MVP caps a dream season for Pirates fans. What a wonderful player.

*The college football weekend slate is a relative dud, compared to last Thursday night. I guess Georgia-Auburn is the big game worth watching, if only to see if Auburn stays relevant in advance of its game with Alabama.

*Also a slow weekend in college hoops (especially relative to last Tuesday, which will be a recurring theme all season long). Ohio State-Marquette on Saturday, I guess? But not really.

-- D.S.

Monday, November 11, 2013

11/11 Curbed Quickie

*Thank you to everyone who has served the country. My paternal grandfather served in the Pacific theater during World War II. We honor everyone who honors the rest of us with their service.

*The deal within which Vox Media is buying Curbed brings together two of my favorite companies and many of my favorite people. Really thrilled for everyone involved.

*Gabe's favorite NFL team is the Carolina Panthers, so he was beyond elated at yesterday's season-defining win. They're not winning the Super Bowl, but outperforming expectations is nice, too.

*The Wizards' loss in Oklahoma City last night was an epic disappointment, but it affirmed what I have been saying about Bradley Beal for two years: He will be a superstar NBA player.

*My fictional college football playoff foursome: (1) Alabama, (2) Stanford, (3) FSU, (4) Baylor. Ohio State's resume -- if you can even call it that -- is tantamount to an unbeaten MAC team.

*I appreciate why the Braves are moving to the 'burbs, but it feels like a mistake.

-- D.S.