Ed. Note: Evans Clinchy is a Bostonian and active member of the hoops blogosphere. He’s in his fifth season covering the Celtics, with his writing appearing on CelticsBlog, NESN, and SI (among other places). You can follow him, his thoughts, and his writing on Twitter. He wrote this piece after watching Jason Collins’ debut with the Nets last night. Continue Reading
There has been a lot said about Jason Collins’ first game since coming out as gay last April. Just look around and you’ll see just about everyone has already posted their opinion regarding last night and what it all means.… Continue Reading
In particular, at what point does talent outweigh distraction? And when should a “distraction” be perceived as distraction?
By nature, whenever I confront a current-day issue, I instantly think back to previous events that help shed light on the situation. So, it may surprise you that The Onion provides the best summation of American society’s general attitude toward talent and distraction. Continue Reading
Photo via Bearseye | Flickr Ed. note: The following guest post is an open letter from Eric Buenning to Jason Collins. A little about the author: Eric Buenning once won a pair of signed shoes from Larry Sanders, but never received… Continue Reading
When NBA journeyman Jason Collins came out in Sports Illustrated, reactions were all over the map, although hearteningly more positive than negative—on Twitter, he gained more than 9,000 followers in the first hour after the article was published. A common… Continue Reading
It’s 2013, or so the calendar tells us. Yet when we read news of North Korea’s supposedly impending nuclear attack, the turtle-paced recovery of the economy, the continued legislation of love, or even racially segregated proms, it feels like we’re… Continue Reading