October’s Very Own: “Baseball’s boring? The door is over there”

I was four years old when my dad asked my brother and I if we wanted to ride the bus downtown to the Kingdome to watch the Mariners play the Detroit Tigers. My brother opted to go with my mother to Target to buy Batman and Superman socks. While Aidan’s choice was suspect, but respectable for a two year old,

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Why Everyone in the Country Should Be Rooting for the Seahawks, Part 2: One Year Later

By Brendan Larson One year ago I sat down at my laptop the day after witnessing the greatest interception in Seahawks history the night before in the NFC Championship game. I immediately started crafting an article spelling out the reasons why sports fans from every corner of the US should take up the Seahawks as their pseudo-franchise against the Denver

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Capri Suns and Chewy Bars: Chapter One

By Brendan Larson “Keep your eye on the ball!” My dad so brilliantly yelled from the bleachers as I stepped back into the box to face Colin Morris. Thanks for that amazing piece of advice dad. I had never thought of trying to watch the ball. I always thought the best course of action would be to stare at the

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10 Things Still Better than the Jay Cutler Contract

By Brendan Larson I’ll bet my first born that if you ask the casual NFL fan who the highest paid player is 9 times out of 10 they would answer incorrectly. Now, I understand that gambling offspring is frowned upon, but it rivals the stupidity of the Chicago Bears’ front office when they signed Jay Cutler to a 7 year

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This Is Not a Time To Pretend: Thank You to the Rams

I have never worried about being pulled over by the cops or suffering from the unimaginable atrocities of police brutality. I have never worried about the harassment of being stopped at airport security or the embarrassment of people moving to the other side of the street when I leave the gym at night with a hoodie on. This is because

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Dip: Baseball’s Ugly Sidekick

By Brendan Larson Lippers, langers, hammers, fatties, full moons, horseshoes, chad, plug, snuff, pinches, wads, chew, chaw. You can call it whatever you want. There’s mint, wintergreen, straight, fine cut, long cut, wide cut. There’s grape, green apple, peach, and citrus. There’s Cope, Grizz, Kayak, Longhorn, Kodiak, Skoal, Stokers, and Redman. You can find it behind the counter at your

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Who Would Be In My T-Mobile Fave 5?

As terrible as a service provider T-Mobile is, they did get one thing right with the T-Mobile Fave 5. Before there were SnapChat best friends we got our dose of social self worth or lack there of from whether or not we were in someone’s Fave 5. I remember praying to God in 6th grade that I was one of

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What Your Favorite Team Says About You: MLB Edition, Part 2

By Brendan Larson Here we go with the next page of a cheat sheet to make generalizations and stereotypes about people based on their favorite baseball club. National League East Atlanta Braves You hangout with Washington Redskins fans and complain about how sensitive the rest of the country is while sipping on a jug of sweet tea. You stand up to

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What Your Favorite Team Says About You: MLB Edition, Part 1

By Brendan Larson I had just gotten my slice of pizza after waiting in a line longer than Adam “Pacman” Jones’ rap sheet when I felt the urge to lay a haymaker on this unsuspecting but deserving target. I was at Safeco Fielder for a Mariners game against the Orioles when I saw this 1990’s high-school bully wearing a New

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