January 30, 2015
• 612 Brew's top-selling beer was called "R Rated" and then the Motion Picture Association of America threatened to sue them.
• My first question after reading this story: Are there warranties on sewn-back-on penises?
• Adult human sports writers tell readers to boycott Skittles because Marshawn Lynch won't give them quotes, but that still can't touch the "hot take" from Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press.
• And yet people wonder why some athletes choose not to talk to sports writers.
• Flip Saunders was very open and shared a lot of interesting stuff in this interview with Britt Robson of MinnPost.
• On a related note, Kirk Goldsberry of Grantland concludes that Andrew Wiggins needs to stop taking so many mid-range jumpers. But unfortunately his coach loves them.
• Dogs are amazing. And much better than me at getting somewhere by riding the bus.
• Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton were back in Seattle together to watch their sons play against each other, which made childhood me very happy.
• Stu Neuman recaps TwinsFest like only he can.
• I'll never get sick of watching Klay Thompson's record-breaking 37-point quarter:
Afterward the NBA forced Thompson to adjust his game setting from "rookie" to "veteran."
• Drake is out there sliding into direct messages just like some sort of internet commoner.
• Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio getting together is interesting gossip and also how we should re-populate the planet if the human race is ever wiped out.
• "What It's Like to Date Your Dad" is insane on every level, but maybe the worst part is that they bonded over "Big Bang Theory."
• This has been my home office setup for the past decade, basically.
• Internet trolls have lives too, you know. And not surprisingly it turns out they're very sad.
• Jim Souhan of the Star Tribune is now pulling the same crap with Ricky Rubio that he pulled with Joe Mauer, questioning his injury and desire to play. He's a poor man's Skip Bayless.
• MLB's new commissioner, Rob Manfred, takes over for Bud Selig with a lot on his plate.
• Keith Law of ESPN has Kris Bryant, not Byron Buxton, as the No. 1 prospect in MLB. He also rates the Cubs' farm system as the best in baseball, followed by the Twins at No. 2.
• NFL outsiders are mixing statistics and scouting in such a detailed, analytical way that almost every team is paying attention (and money).
• Now that studies show being Twitter obsessed is good for your health maybe I'll give it a try.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Aaron Gleeman fried rice"
- "Spoon and Stable review"
- "Minnesota Twins player uncircumcised"
- "What has happened with Torii Hunter?"
- "Chinese food weight loss plan"
- "City Pages top tweeters"
- "Alison Brie wearing socks"
- "LynLake Brewery rooftop"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Too Much" by Drake and Sampha:
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