Is there a lot going on in Bearsland? No. But here’s some interesting stuff to read.
- Adam Jahns goes back on the hockey beat! His incredibly fun piece for The Athletic details the week of celebrating that followed the Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup triumph. The opening lines set the stage: “Everyone who went to the Pony Inn in the early hours of June 10, 2010 remembers what they saw and experienced when they left the Lakeview bar. What’s still up for debate is when the party ended.” (I also have a lot to say about the string of layoffs from this particular outlet but I’ll save those out of respect for those who are now out of work.)
- Why did Matt Nagy end the virtual off-season program early? Kevin Fishbain tells you that and more. Side note on this: most of the league did the same thing. As a buddy of mine told me via text: “There’s only so much you get done on your phone.”
- This incredibly rare white grizzly has emerged in Banff. Why experts hope you never see it. Sometimes a headline forces your finger to push the link and that’s what happened with Alex Boyd’s piece in the Toronto Star. It’s a pretty compelling read with super Canadian passages. “The message from park officials and bear researchers alike is crystal clear: Do not seek out the bear, and if, by chance, you happen to see it, give it space.”
- Data has already told our readers why Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback in 2020. Now, NBA coach Doc Rivers is agreeing with him. Have to be honest, his logic is pretty damn logical.
- Brad Biggs features a ton of Jordan Lucas quotes in his piece for the Tribune, and Lucas delivers some of the most eloquent remarks on a truly difficult issues. “I really don’t think there’s anything more to explain. I think everything that has been put out there for every media consumer to see, every person on social media, I think it’s pretty easy to see what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. I don’t think there’s any gray area. I don’t think there really was before, but if there was, definitely not now. We just want peace. We just want justice. We want to be treated the same way as everybody. And that’s just the cold, hard facts of the thing, you know?”