The Valiant Hawks Withstood Mighty Ramon Sessions, Can Do Anything

By now everybody knows the game plan for beating the Washington Wizards in the playoffs. We can neither stop nor contain the mighty Ramon Sessions, it goes. Ha ha ha, I mean, to even suggest such a thing could be done is a funny joke, even for the top-seeded team playing at home. Who can but dream of slowing his… » 5/06/15 11:22am Today 11:22am

So much of it, I think, is just that he’s the only dude in the NBA who seems to have a real, passionate appetite for this shit. Think about how goddamn miserable and exhausting (both physically and mentally) it must be to chase a guy around the half-court at a near-sprint, then fight over a seven-foot screener who… » 5/06/15 11:21am Today 11:21am

Peter King's Credulity Is A Character Flaw

So Peter King, the NFL’s ambassador to Sports Illustrated, published something stupid and offensive in this morning’s edition of his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column: his own writing. Within that, though, a particular passage, explaining the Dallas Cowboys’ selection of University of Nebraska pass-rusher Randy… » 5/04/15 2:25pm Monday 2:25pm

The Washington Wizards Are Not Going To Win The NBA Finals

Last April, the first-seeded Indiana Pacers, who’d spent the season’s first few months crushing the league before returning to earth after the All-Star break, labored through a surprisingly tough seven-game series against a mediocre Atlanta Hawks team seemingly engineered to turn Indiana’s greatest strength (Roy… » 4/30/15 11:12am 4/30/15 11:12am

Hey Canada, What The Hell Happened To The Raptors?

The Wizards completed their four-game sweep of the Raptors yesterday evening in D.C. Sweeps aren’t all that uncommon in the first round of the NBA playoffs; what made this one notable, beyond Toronto having been the higher-seeded and favored team at the outset, is just how one-sided it was. The score was tied 43-43… » 4/27/15 10:55am 4/27/15 10:55am

Kyle Lowry Is The Most Frustrated Man

Over the first two games of the Raptors-Wizards series, both played in Toronto, Kyle Lowry has played 60 minutes, scored 13 total points, hit five of 20 shots, and committed ten personal fouls. Those numbers—they are bad! Not at all coincidentally, the Wizards lead the series 2-0 heading back to D.C., and the Raptors… » 4/22/15 10:38am 4/22/15 10:38am

Two-Shootin' Beno Udrih Killed The Blazers And It Was The Best

That the opening game of the Grizzlies-Blazers series ended up being dominated by the work of a slick, cold-blooded midrange jumpshooter makes sense. Probably all of us expected that to happen at least a few times in the series, anyway. Probably most of us expected that player to be Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, one… » 4/20/15 12:39pm 4/20/15 12:39pm

How To Make Hollandaise Sauce, And Defy The Brunch-Industrial Complex

Hollandaise sauce is the lifeblood of the brunch-industrial complex. You want brunch—which is to say, you want eggs Benedict, the totemic brunchstuff, and maybe like some strawberries or quiche or whatever else goes with brunch? I dunno, I just really want some eggs Benedict, and it’s 11:30 already—but don’t know how… » 4/18/15 10:58am 4/18/15 10:58am