Consider l’affaire Sonics: The 2008 “move” (theft) of the Supersonics franchise from the city of Seattle to Oklahoma City. (The basic story is covered in this wikipedia article as well as a recent deep dive in Luminary’s podcast Sonic Boom. I’m going to assume you’re roughly familiar with the outline: Starbucks billionaire CEO Howard Schultz… Continue reading David Stern part 8: The Sonics
We only get 5 or 6 of these days so let’s run the numbers and make some dumb AI pictures! San José State 28 at USC 56 on Aug 26, 2023 UCLA at San Diego State on Sep 09, 2023 Stanford at USC on Sep 09, 2023 UCLA at Stanford on Oct 20, 2023 USC… Continue reading September 9 Preview
Mythical California Cup action on Week Zero, what a treat. San Jose State at USC this Saturday. Has USC ever been as fun to root against as this season? They’re defending champs with the defending Heisman winner, the defense was so bad it gives everyone hope, they’re playing four California games and oh yeah they… Continue reading We have games
Well the Pac-12 had a good run. I won’t recap the gory details of the past week; there are plenty of other great resources out there for that. (As ever I am a fan of Wilner, here is his decline and fall of the Pac 12.) One thing that comes to mind is I’m not… Continue reading Realignment heartache
Note: I’ve had this post in drafts for almost a year now. It’s not super interesting. But I feel it does close a loop regarding the DelCo stuff. So let’s push it out there and move on. In September 2022 Bill Simmons did a podcast segment with Sean Patrick Griffin where they expressed some frustration… Continue reading David Stern part 7: Donaghy and Battista
Defector has a fantastic article this week from writer Keith Paradise titled The Rise And Fall Of Starter, The Coolest Company On Earth. Starter, of course, was an early maker of licensed sports apparel. Those awesome “satin” warmup jackets were their most famous product. (If you don’t subscribe just pay the $10 to read this… Continue reading David Stern part 6: An extra large satin piece of the puzzle
Read this this morning and I’ve been bouncing off the walls ever since. This is the New Yorker! So wrong and so checkable. At bottom, the boom in private gigs reflects two contrasting trends. One has to do with the music industry. For more than a century after sound was first captured on wax cylinders,… Continue reading How long were they selling recordings?
The schedules are up in College Football Data so let’s run it: $ python3 ./mcc_schedule.py -v San José State at USC on Aug 25, 2023 UCLA at San Diego State on Sep 08, 2023 Stanford at USC on Sep 08, 2023 UCLA at Stanford on Oct 20, 2023 USC at California on Oct 27, 2023… Continue reading Simulating 2023
I’m going to keep these in one place to keep from gumming up the archives.
We added github actions in May and then caught an actual regression a few months later. Now the life cycle has come around to fixing a weird deprecation. I identified how charmingly insane their set/get key/value system was so it looks like they overhauled it. Clicking through onto the Actions tab showed me that the… Continue reading revisiting github actions