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Craft Beer Greatness Rankings

My (Ongoing) Five Year Quest to Drink the “25 Beers You Need to Try Before You Die” [Updated]

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I used to be a bit of a beer snob, but even at my height I was never the snobbiest nor the most knowledgeable person around. I don’t brew my own beer. I don’t spend all of my money searching for that one special beer. And I don’t study the intricacies of it. It was mo re enjoyment than obsession.

But I do love a good beer and I know a decent amount about it, to the point that I know what I like and can have reasonably intelligent conversations about it, back when we used to gather around a table and have conversations.

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Greatness NBA

Jerry West Is the Best NBA Player to Never Win the MVP

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“Who is the best NBA player to never win an MVP award?”

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Greatness NBA

LeBron Has Spoiled Us with His Greatness

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“You say ‘LeBron’s playing well,’ and then you look at the stat sheet and say, ‘Oh my goodness’…LeBron James is at a level that’s just impossible to achieve. Only a few guys have gotten there or will ever get there. We should stop taking him for granted.”

— Kevin McHale

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Films Greatness Movies

In Defense Of Tom Cruise

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“Cruise hadn’t hurt his box-office draw — his movies continued to be successful. But Hollywood was convinced he was poison, a religious fanatic, and possibly unhinged.”

– Amy Nicholson, L.A. Weekly

Tom Cruise is an all-time great actor. Don’t believe it? Look at how many people have won or been nominated for Oscars playing opposite him. He makes every actor that shares the screen with him better.

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Films Greatness NBA TV Writing

The Fallacy of “Legacy”

It’s common in popular culture to claim that someone is ruining their legacy.

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Greatness Hip-Hop In Appreciation of Rap

In Appreciation Of: Sticky Fingaz

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“Who had the last verse you was always waitin’ for?”

Every time you heard an Onyx song, you knew it was coming.

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Greatness Hip-Hop Rap

Compton to Long Beach: The Ultimate Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Mixtape

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Technically speaking, Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg have never made an album together.

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Greatness NBA

Kevin Durant Put Winning Above All Else – So Why Is He Getting Criticized For It?

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Kevin Durant, deputy publisher of The Players Tribune, who has averaged 27 points and 7 rebounds per game in his second career as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors today.

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Greatness NBA

The Misconception Around the LeBron vs. Jordan Finals Argument

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Sports punditry and analysis is always full of bad arguments and poorly thought-out opinions. But the worst sports argument of the past decade concerns LeBron James.

LeBron has played in the NBA Finals nine of the last ten years and ten total. He’s led a team to the Finals in each conference. And critics point out that he’s won *only* four.

His record in the Finals is 4–6. And that means he sucks.

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Greatness NBA

A King Among Men

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This originally appeared on The Cauldron on June 16, 2015