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Brett Dykes

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Founding Editor-in-Chief — UPROXX

Founding editor-in-chief of Uproxx & a NY Times contributor. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

I'll Just Eat at the Bar

A first-hand account of a disastrous trip on ‘the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world’

news.nationalpost.com — "It's the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world," the Royal Caribbean sales agent told me over the phone when I booked a trip aboard the Anthem of the Seas, the cruise line's flashy new megaship, reported to be the third-largest cruise vessel ever built.

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Smartship’ Avoids a Titanic Situation

nytimes.com — "It's the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world," the Royal Caribbean sales agent told me over the phone when I booked a trip aboard the Anthem of the Seas, the cruise line's flashy new megaship, reported to be the third-largest cruise vessel ever built. "It's what we call a 'smartship.'

With Storm Over, Some Humor on Anthem of the Seas

nytimes.com — The voyage of Anthem of the Seas was cut short after sailing through a strong winter storm that produced hurricane-force winds. Here is Brett Michael Dykes's original firsthand account. When he came out for his late-night set in the Royal Theater aboard the Anthem of the Seas on Tuesday night, the comedian Miguel Washington was wearing a bright yellow life vest.

On a Royal Caribbean Cruise in a Storm, Anything but Smooth Sailing

nytimes.com — It was around 5 p.m. on Sunday when I began contemplating whether or not I should start composing goodbye messages to the people I love, as well as one to the friend dog-sitting my golden retriever to ask her to find him a good home for me in the event I didn't live to see another day.

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Preview

nytimes.com — 4:25 p.m. Line: Chiefs by 6.5 The red-hot Chiefs, winners of nine in a row, can clinch the A.F.C. West with a win and a Denver loss. Otherwise, they will get into the playoffs as a wild card. What has been interesting about their winning streak is that the Chiefs have done it while the opponent has often accumulated more total yards.

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Preview

nytimes.com — 1 p.m. Line: Falcons by 4 All sorts of rumors have been swirling around the Saints. There has been talk about Coach Sean Payton and about quarterback Drew Brees being traded or released, and a newspaper columnist even implored the team's embattled owner, Tom Benson, to sell the Saints for the sake of their future.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Preview

nytimes.com — 1 p.m. Line: Bengals by 9 The Bengals have locked up the A.F.C. North and can clinch a first-round playoff bye with a win and a Denver loss to San Diego. The Ravens are coming off a huge upset of their archrival Steelers, so there's a possibility they may still be mired in Huge Game Hangover mode when this one kicks off.

St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers Preview

nytimes.com — 4:25 p.m. Line: Rams by 3.5 Unless the Rams pull out a victory, it will be their fifth straight losing season under Coach Jeff Fisher, who has had only six winning seasons in 21 years as an N.F.L. head coach.

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Preview

nytimes.com — 4:25 p.m. Line: Cardinals by 6.5 Whether this is a great game is likely to depend on whether Coach Pete Carroll rests some of his starters with his Seahawks having clinched a playoff berth but being able to do no better than a wild-card spot.
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Sep 26, 2016

RT @Steven_Hyden: 6 of the biggest rock albums of the 90s came out within 6 weeks in late summer 1991. I pitted them vs. each other. https://t.co/NfH8YTPY33

Sep 25, 2016

@samsteinhp Coincidentally, "Trump puts ketchup on his hot dog" was a sign spotted at a Trump rally in Chicago.  https://twitter.com/chicagoist/status/708425813708840960 

Sep 25, 2016

@MatthewTeague Further proof that virtually all things concerning Les Miles are rife with confusion.

Sep 25, 2016

3) Finally, here is a beaming Les Miles showing me the "dress ball cap" he'd wear during the 2013 season.…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/780179934383710210 

Sep 25, 2016

2) It was the hat he'd wear for games that season. I'll never forget how happy he was to show it to me, like a child showing off a new toy.

Sep 25, 2016

1) In 2013 I spent a day with Les Miles for a NY Times story. At one point he went into his closet to retrieve his "dress ball cap." (cont)


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