Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking Fritos, hobbies, working while hungover , and more. I think it’s less a function of increased athleticism—even though players are obviously bigger and stronger and faster now than in decades past—than sheer visibility. If you grew up in the ‘80s like I did, you weren’t seeing EVERY stolen home run. Not every game was televised.
I’m on record as saying that queso is the greatest value in American dining. You can walk into any Mexican or Tex-Mex joint, order a queso and fruity drink, plow through eight baskets of free chips, and walk out of there a happier, drunker, and only slightly poorer man. So when woke fast-food chain Chipotle announced that they were going to start offering queso this week, I was intrigued. HIGHLY INTRIGUED. Please note that I’m not a blind Chipotle loyalist. Quite the contrary.
Now that true dumb fuck Sarah Sanders has chimed in on Jemele Hill on behalf of the White House and demanded her ouster, we are about to enter a new and insufferable acceleration of a “scandal” that involves one sportscaster daring to state the obvious. Already, Hill has tweeted out an apology that ESPN “accepted,” which is a very strange endgame considering that Hill was simply reacting to the fact that the President of the United States refused to condemn Nazis and the KKK.
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