Tag Archives: A.J. Liebling

Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (What The Hell Just Happened? Edition)

When Milan Lucic scored at 12:11 of the third period to put the Boston Bruins up 2-1 in last night’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 6, the hardwatching staff was pretty sure the Chicago Blackhawks would come back to tie the … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Broons Broom Edition)

Okay, so ten days ago the hardwatching staff comes to you and says, “Listen – the Boston Bruins will sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals and not only that, the B’s will limit the Pens (the highest-scoring … Continue reading

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Great American Sportswriter Lists Lack Heinz Sight

Two recent pieces (not to be confused with Reese’s Pieces) about American sportswriters have excluded one name from the roll call of the best at their craft: W.C. Heinz, Heavyweight Champion of the Word as Jeff MacGregor dubbed him in a … Continue reading

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Heinz Sight Is 20-20

From our Late to the Party desk: The hardworking staff finally read the New York Times review of At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing (co-edited by redoubtable local scribe George Kimball). The anthology includes pretty much everyone you’d expect, … Continue reading

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Stories The Hardworking Staff Is Not On This Earth Long Enough To Read (II)

Again, via Mediaite: Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze.com Gets Inside Keith Olbermann’s Head   Why does the hws even mention this dreck? Because we can’t believe this is what the news media delivers these days. The great A.J. Liebling said, “The function … Continue reading

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Second City Finish First?

The chin-strokerati are all aquiver over Pres. Obama’s trip to Copenhagen to flack Chicago for the 2016 Olympic Games venue. GOPniks, on the other hand, say Obama should stick to his knitting at home (see: Republican stonewalling on health care), … Continue reading

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Seersuckah

Funny – I was thinking about summer wardrobes tonight as the Missus and I got ready to go out for a nice (birthday – mine) dinner, when what did I encounter but David Ignatius’ post on the Daily Beast about, … Continue reading

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