As I mentioned on Twitter, I watched episode 1 of True Detective a couple of days ago. After one episode, I thought it was as good as “Breaking Bad”. Maybe better.
Here is an excellent article (from the NY times, natch) about the end of Season 1.
More on the season finale here at Uproxx:
“…if I were to rank the eight episodes from the first season of True Detective from best to worst, episode eight would most certainly place last. But the show captivated me in ways that few ever have, and for that it stands as one of my all-time favorite seasons of television, right there with the third seasons of Breaking Bad and The Wire. The destination may have disappointed me a bit, but the journey was one hell of a ride. I’m going to miss the hell out of Hart and Cohle.”
ESPN is killing it with their brilliant documentary series, “30 for 30″ and their feature articles. (And their Analytics magazine issues.)
This article about the Jerry Sandusky scandal is outstanding.
“In Mike McQueary, some see a hero who brought down a monster. Others see a liar who railroaded a legend. At the upcoming trial that will close the book on the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Joe Paterno’s former protégé will have the final word.”
Did anyone else know about this?
While looking at resorts in Mexico (see below), I stumbled across some part(?) of Google Maps that allows you to take of photo tour of any place in the world. Try it out. Find a place in the world, double-click on a city (or area), then click “Photo Tour” in the upper left. (“Photo Tour” not available everywhere. Try “Photos” or “Street View”.)
Here’s the resort I was looking at:
The worship of sports is misguided at best; dangerous at worst.
That being true, this is a fantastic, fascinating article by Seth Wickersham about Tony Gonzalez. From ESPN.