Turns out Yahoo disabled the ability to embed the video, so in case it doesn’t work and/or you don’t feel like trusting me (what the hell, man, I thought we were cool!), this is Richard Sherman addressing the media in defense of his teammate Marshawn Lynch, who was fined $100k by the league for not participating in his own media session. Sherman efficiently but politely eviscerates the NFL for being hypocrites about player safety and being two-faced about alcohol consumption; he implies that they’re making up the rules as it suits them, and it’s hard not to see some subtext about the league’s incredibly reactionary stance to issues like domestic violence and personal expressionism. All around great work by Sherman here. He’s a little bit wooden as far as acting skills go, but I’m willing to forgive that since it’s not like we can all be Peyton Manning.
Seriously, though. Roger Goodell is a tool and — and I can’t believe I’m saying this — Richard Sherman is awesome for lambasting him. He’s totally in the right here. Overrated though he may be, I’d welcome any and all press conferences where he calls out the league for its bullshit double standards. Well done, Mr. Sherman. I couldn’t have done it any better myself.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Old JSG has some time to kill before heading out to lunch with the extended family, so I thought “Hey, why not use the breaks in this Bears-Lions game to put together a good old-fashioned rankings post for our obscure blog?” (Yes, those were my thoughts, verbatim.) We already know Thanksgiving is the second-best holiday, but I want to dive deeper.
It’s time to express how thankful I am to live in a world where I can do ridiculous things with my life in relative anonymity solely for my own amusement. Thanksgiving!
I just got an e-mail promo with some updates about some charity thing or something — this was the final line:
“Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!”
Has any e-mail address ever looked more like someone just pounded the home row keys and made it into an e-mail address? If it’s all the same, guys, I’d rather reach out to someone I’m more familiar with, like jasdjasljl, or sdjsdfkjsd, or mamqwjer. Now those are names I can trust!
That’s a Photoshop of Guy Fieri without his signature “flair” (i.e. spiked blonde hair, goatee, etc.). See? Terrifying. If you follow the link, they even give you a slider so you can see them side by side. What you do with that information is entirely up to you, dear readers.
Sorry for the glut of football posts lately, dear readers. (Well, not really, but that sounded better than being standoffish, right, assholes?) It’s just that football season is in full swing and there are a lot of really great things to talk about. My personal favorite thing today? Glad you didn’t at all ask but I will proceed to tell you anyway!
We’ve all seen it before. One of your LinkedIn friends started a business, or more likely a side project, and lists one of their “jobs” as “Beats By Stu Tiggle” or what have you. It’s awesome that you have an interest or goal that you are pursuing, and maybe it isn’t quite full-time yet, but you’re working on escaping the rat race. Good for you. But dude, you aren’t “CEO” or “President” or some other ludicrous title. You should change that ASAP to stop looking like such a douche. Continue reading “Yes, You Started a Small Business. No, You Are Not CEO.”→