5.2 - The reboot
Been a while since I've done this, for whatever reasons. So let's try this again.
I haven’t done one of these for a while. Not that this really matters. But I like doing this and it’s been a while.
There are reasons for that. My day job got crazy. I applied for some jobs that I think I really wanted and didn’t get. Which happens and maybe I’m not as good as I think I am.
I also find myself looking at life differently. I just turned 29, so maybe this is a natural point in life to reconsider what’s in front of me and chase different things. I also have found I don’t do fake anymore. I can’t vibe with people openly chasing attention and clout and that aren’t about doing the work.
I hope my work is good. I have standards for myself that I’m trying to reach. But it’s going to be approached in a way that I find works for me. There’s no other way to do this.
This week’s work
Recent Locked on Cavs episodes: Reacting to the 2022 NBA Draft and understanding Ochai Agbaji. A lot more to come this week with free agency coming.
Wrote about the Cavs’ rotation post-draft, pre-free agency.
Worth a look
THE BEAR on Hulu is the best TV I’ve watched this year, I think. The pacing of the script is purposefully brisk and in-your-face in a way that serves the story it’s trying to tell. Jeremy Allen White as the lead is wonderfully intense with this undertone of vulnerability that seeps out even at his most intense moments. 20ish minute episodes is also a plus - and it aids in what the show is doing.
“You are an excellent chef. You are also a piece of shit.” Watch THE BEAR. I cannot wait for more.
Really good Justin Charity piece on Star Wars and its relationship to the prequels.
Jackson Frank on the Pistons for DIME is A+ stuff.
Mike Hattery on Steven Kwan, and ups and downs
Mike Goodman on Richarlson, and superstar transfer price through an analytical lens
Hard to read right now, but an essential read from The New Yorker that will tell you what’s at stake with Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Gillen and Wernick’s IMMORTAL X-MEN and Ewing and Caselli’s X-MEN RED are both worth your time.