Here's a Guide for Those of You who Agreed to join a League and Immediately Regretted Your Decision.
Ugh. It's that time of the year again.
All of the good sports are finished until the fall. Before you say it, I will never write an article about baseball. It's a terrible sport. I don't have time to spend six hours watching men stand around in a field adjusting their jockstraps. Rule of thumb: if players can get drunk mid game, the sport probably sucks. On the flip side, the World Cup just started, and because the U.S. team couldn't figure out how to cut that vestigial of a captain Michael Bradley from their roster, the USMNT is not in Russia right now.
Now, certain American sports writers would dedicate a few sentences to bashing soccer here. I'm not going to do that. Soccer's an exciting sport in the right context. That said, my interest in the preliminary rounds of a tournament in which the teams at the top are so much better than those at the bottom is limited. I'll have some fun predictions for the round of 16. Kudos to Mexico for beating Germany though.
Now, if your fantasy football league is anything like mine, shit talk starts immediately after the conclusion of the NBA finals, usually due to the fact that nothing is on TV. If you're not well-versed in fantasy however, this can seem like overkill. You're probably thinking, "The season is still three months away, why did my dad's college friend just call me a 'toothpick-armed troglodyte?'" Well, unlike your cushy office job, there's no HR department in fantasy sports. Smack talk is a treasured part of the game. Still, the best way to shut down the bullies (your best friends) who talked you into their league just to take your money, is to win.
Because I care about you, and don't want to see you come in last place, I've come up with a handy-dandy guide to the first ten rounds of your draft that's guaranteed to make your team competitive in 2018. Oh, and this goes with out saying, if you're new to fantasy, you're definitely too stupid to make trades throughout the season. If you follow my instructions though, you probably won't have to. This draft guide is for standard, 10-team, non-PPR leagues.
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Even to this day, "Dark Tournament" remains the defining shonen "Tournament Arc."
Oftentimes, it's impossible to separate the quality of the anime we grew up watching from the sense of nostalgia those series evoke.
Case in point: Dragon Ball Z. Historically, DBZ is likely the most influential anime series of all time, both redefining the shonen genre for every series that came after it and introducing an entire generation of Western kids to Japanese animation through the legendary Funimation dub on Cartoon Network's Toonami block. Chances are high that if you meet someone who loves anime and grew up in the late '90s or early 2000s, they'll have a deeply personal bond with DBZ.
At the same time, it's hard to argue that DBZ holds up in the modern day, especially for new viewers coming in with fresh eyes. The pacing of the original series is super slow, the fights drag out forever, and while DBZ created so many of shonen's most prevalent tropes ("This isn't even my final form!"), almost everything DBZ ever did has since been done better by other series.
About a year after being accused of selling furniture to ICE detention centers, e-commerce site Wayfair is in another controversy.
Wayfair, the e-commerce website beloved by millennials on a budget who don't want their apartments to look just like IKEA showrooms, is no stranger to controversy.
Last summer, employees of the company organized a protest after allegations surfaced that Wayfair had sold $200,000 worth of furniture to border detention facilities. Now, Wayfair is being suspected of trafficking missing children in their furniture.