HistorySpin: Stephen Decatur, American Bad Ass - Part 3

Sir:

I have been informed, in Norfolk, that you have said that you could insult me with impunity, or words to that effect. If you have said so, you will no doubt avow it, and I shall expect to hear from you.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

James Barron.

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Longtime Listener: The Delicious Horror of Local Sports Talk Radio

Turn down the podcast/Pandora/XM radio just for a moment, and consider the much-mocked original, AM Sports Talk Radio. It’s the secret youthful shame of many an enlightened sports blogger, right up there with claiming one never was an AIM or Myspace-obsessed teen or had an emo phase. » 4/17/15 3:01pm 4/17/15 3:01pm

Atlanta Braves To Fans: Ride Your Bike On The Goddamn Highway

A year and a half ago, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had had just about enough of half their moniker–and not the racist half!–revealing plans to leave downtown Atlanta for the 345-square-mile Cheesecake Factory known as Cobb County, Georgia. The next day, the team outlined the reasons for the move to the … » 4/16/15 11:00am 4/16/15 11:00am

HistorySpin: Stephen Decatur, American Bad Ass - Part 2

Holy shit! Remember this guy? It's crazy how life can get in the way of writing stupid pieces about dudes that no one cares about for free on the internet. Anyway, I said this would be three parts, so here is part two. Look for the next one sometime shortly after we have colonized Mars. If you need a refresher, here » 4/15/15 11:59pm 4/15/15 11:59pm

Watch Hamilton Nolan EVISCERATE Well, Nothing

Sidespin sub-blog, Gawker dot com, published this piece by Hamilton Nolan today that attempted another editorial takedown of "Wall Street" and New York City's public pension fund managers, claiming that "Wall Street" money managers are stealing from New York City and its pensioners. » 4/10/15 2:38am 4/10/15 2:38am