Way past his prime and without a clear path to a championship, the Chris Paul narrative has gone to a potentially more somber, albeit exciting, place

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For years, Chris Paul was the best there was at what he did, and now what he does isn’t very nice.

Indeed, the “Point God” and future Hall-of-Famer heads into this season with a much different set of circumstances than he’s used to. No longer at a superstar-caliber level and playing for a non-contending team, Paul’s goal of achieving championship status seems more unobtainable than ever. Truth be told, this saddens me deeply, because Paul has long been my favorite player in the NBA.

Growing up, I wasn’t really a diehard basketball fan. I lived in a household only really…


The third-year quarterback’s career hasn’t been nearly as fruitful as it should be

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While the title might suggest otherwise, this isn’t *exactly* one of those kinds of articles, if you know what I mean. Nay, this has to do with his career as a football player. But let me tell you, true believers, I got some beef. I often like to joke around with my friends about how, some years, I just don’t understand at all what NFL teams — and, more importantly, the various media analysts — are thinking when it comes to the draft. …


Someone had to say it

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Since 1915, the New York Yankees have donned the pinstripes as their primary home uniform which, arguably, is the most iconic in all of professional sports. Even before babies are born, and before they even know what baseball is, one of the first ounces of knowledge the universe instills within them is that the pinstripes belong to the Bronx Bombers — the all-time leader in World Series championships, for those who might’ve forgotten.

But unfortunately, the pinstripe regalia is accompanied by their distant relatives: The Away Uniforms. The all-grey, “New York” embroidered attire has been the uniform the Yankees use…


Another September means another beginning of an NFL season. The question is: Which teams will be the most fun to root for?

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Photo by HENCE THE BOOM on Unsplash

Can I say it?

No.

Why not?

Because no.

Please?

I know what you’re going to say, and it was canceled long before “canceled” became a universally used term.

Please?

….

….please?

Say it.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?!?!?!?!?

Because, true believers, I certainly am. So ready, in fact, that I was motivated enough to write an entire NFL season preview piece. But instead of projecting how all 32 teams will perform — like what smart, actually-knowledgeable NFL writers do — I’ll be ranking teams based on how fun they’ll be to follow and watch this season. Honestly, I…


News hit this week that Spider-Man may, indeed, be out of the MCU. But have the reactions been a bit too over the top?

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“Isn’t it amazing how quickly people can turn against you?”

These words — from great American philosopher President Thomas J. Whitmore — were spoken in the cinematic masterpiece Independence Day. That movie, as a whole, has nearly-exactly-and-precisely nothing to do with the main topic at hand. However, the quote itself kind of does, plus it gave me a good excuse to sneak Independence Day into an article about Spider-Man. Because I’m Crazy like that.

Anyways, this has been quite the week for my beloved Spider-Man. On Monday, in semi-related news, Sony announced that they had acquired Insomniac Games — the…


A collection of personal anecdotes about some of our proudest work and experiences

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A generic photo of a sunset, because I couldn’t think of anything else

It’s been a long time since I last posted, hasn’t it? Well, one thing that isn’t going to be long, for once, is this intro, because BOY is there a lot to get through.

I decided that — in a crusade to break out of my creative slump (yes, indeed, even someone as powerful as myself occasionally succumbs to some of the debilitating weaknesses that mortals face) — it would be a fun idea to gather up some folks (using the fact that today is my birthday to shame anyone who refused) and have them write about something they’re proud…


2018 had some major ups and downs, but one thing is for sure: Movies are still good.

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A lot of times, I find doing any sort of year-end lists to be an extremely flawed ordeal. The process of recapping an entire year’s worth of content — movies or otherwise—is an unabashedly subjective endeavor based on any number of variables. Obviously it’s all opinion based, but unlike other ways of critiquing and analyzing pop culture, the end-of-year recaps are, well, a lot longer. …


A generation-defining story of love, hope, and sacrifice

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When it comes to the acumen of developers in the gaming industry, Naughty Dog is perhaps the golden standard of maintained excellence. As a developer, they’ve shown a remarkable ability to create, improve, and evolve with each release. Starting with their superstar marsupial mascot Crash Bandicoot, to the action-platforming Jak & Daxter trilogy on the Playstation 2, and the story-driven blockbuster Uncharted series, Naughty Dog has showcased a level of maturation that few studios can match. It should come as no surprise, then, that The Last of Us not only lives up to the studio’s reputation but completely shatters the…


An unnecessarily thorough investigation into one of Marvel’s most peculiar and unapologetically bizarre movies

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I love conspiracy theories. Actually, to be more precise, Night Javi loves conspiracy theories. I make this distinction because Night Javi is the one writing this piece right now, at 2:33 in the AM. If you’ve not yet been acquainted with Night Javi then 1) congrats, seriously, and 2) he is essentially the even-more-delusional — if you can believe it — alter ego of Javier Reyes that emerges late at night to deliver some of the most malevolent and indiscernible kinds of pop culture commentary on the internet.

For context, some of his dastardly crimes include chair analysis and an…


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Over the last few months, there have been a myriad of reports and new information to come out about future video game adaptations, including a new Halo TV series from Showtime, Henry Cavill being casted as Geralt of Rivia for Netflix’s live-action The Witcher series, and even the announcement of Detective Pikachu, the last of which many had obviously been anxiously anticipating for years.

Of course, video game adaptations have a checkered history of mediocrity and sometimes being so atrocious that they were classified as terrorist products with the purpose and capability of global catastrophe. Due to this, many have…

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