Reflections on two MLS Playoff Shootouts

I’m gonna warn you before I begin, I’m going to get way off track in this post. Soccer is going to be somewhat auxiliary here. It’s important but it’s not the most important part of this whole deal. Content warnings for mentions of depression and suicidal ideation.

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The Stadiums are Empty, Please Stop Trying to Pretend Otherwise

On August 6th, FOX broadcasted a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals to a national audience. While watching this Royals team, who I thought to be completely dead in the water, earn thirteen runs to beat a strong Cubs team, I noticed an uncanny presence. 

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Good Days, Bad Days

I stopped journaling during this whole thing. Initially I just sort of stopped thinking about it, then when I remembered that I wasn’t journaling I would think of how little I had to say. How many times could I write “This sucks, did the same thing today as yesterday, don’t care”?

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Despite Everything, I am 25

I never really thought about twenty-five.

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Ticket Stubs I Found on My Dresser

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There is a box on my dresser in my childhood bedroom, where I’ve been staying since the weekend and where I’ll be staying for the foreseeable future, or at least until the Summer. I used it, for years, as a place where I left assorted little trinkets and keepsakes, but the years that it spent in disuse have provided me a sort of time capsule for events I’ve attended in years past. Each stub has a story, both in the event to which it allowed me access and in the lessons and memories that I took away from them. Continue reading

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Highlighted by Outside Circumstances – How Replays Complicate the Past and Present in Sports

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In the midst of living through one demarcatory line between past and present, I examine the complications onset by another – the SDTV/HDTV transition.

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How I’m Holding Up

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I’ve been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic in many ways, some better than others. Here’s how I’ve been holding up in four different ways – Physically, Mentally, Socially, and Societally. Continue reading

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What We’re Missing in Sports’ Absence

I never thought that I would cry watching a replay of a basketball game.

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He’s the Automatic Man

The most important work of art of the last fifty years examined

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YouTube Cellar Picks: Reggie.Miller.Top10.Moments

I’ve been on YouTube since its birth and I’ve picked up on more than a few of the site’s most obscure, bizarre videos. Today we dig into the cellar to examine an inexplicably strange basketball highlight video.

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