Jeff Pearlman

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Name: Jeff Pearlman
Date registered: May 13, 2009

Latest posts

  1. Death and Paris — November 14, 2015
  2. Jeff Pearlman: Nothing is wrong with Colin Kaepernick — October 27, 2015
  3. Jeff Pearlman: The crazy Tea Party nuts do it again — October 9, 2015
  4. Jeff Pearlman: We are the bad guys — August 27, 2015
  5. Jeff Pearlman: ESPN troubles ? — May 9, 2015

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Nov 14

Death and Paris


  I spent many years of my life fearing death. It’s a weird way to be. I’d wake up in the morning and be depressed by my mortality. I’d stay up excessively late at night, trying to squeeze every last drop from conscious existence. I hated the inevitability of my demise; the thought that I …

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Oct 27

Jeff Pearlman: Nothing is wrong with Colin Kaepernick


Over the past several weeks, I’ve had about 801 conversations with NFL fans about Colin Kaepernick. The exchanges ultimately come down to this: Person 1: I just don’t get it. Me: Get what? Person 1: What’s wrong with Colin Kaepernick. Me: I don’t think anything’s wrong with Colin Kaepernick. Person 1: Confused look. Me: Equally …

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Oct 09

Jeff Pearlman: The crazy Tea Party nuts do it again


Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy. See, that’s what makes them crazy. It’s an all-consuming lack of awareness; a belief that everything you do is righteous, and everyone someone else does is off. If you’re never wrong, you’re crazy. If everyone who disagrees with you is the enemy, you’re crazy. If your plant speaks to …

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Aug 27

Jeff Pearlman: We are the bad guys


That’s me. With a Rainbow Records T-shirt and a bowl of Cheerios. I’m a bad guy. Wait. Maybe I’m not a bad guy today. I have a wife, two kids, a cool job, a beautiful life. But what if something sets me off? My neighbor kills my dog. A teacher makes my son feel like …

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May 09

Jeff Pearlman: ESPN troubles ?


It’s an interesting world. Woke up this morning to the news that Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, after spending my hour of gym time last night watching SportsCenter and pretty much losing my mind. The two linked bonds? Simmons worked for ESPN, and ESPN feels … lost. It’s a weird thing. Until a few years …

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Mar 28

Jeff Pearlman: Macho Man

So this is sort of weird, but earlier today posted a profile of Randy (Macho Man) Savage by a writer named Justin Barrasso. And it was very well done, and is certainly worth your time. But as soon as I saw it I thought, “Um … what?” Because much of it concerns Savage’s early …

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Mar 18

Jeff Pearlman: My life as a college newspaper editor


I didn’t play lacrosse and I had no muscles. So why was I cocky enough to pose like this? Last night, while jumping around the information superhighway, I realized that The Review, my college newspaper, has most of its archives online. I proceeded to spend the next, oh, two hours digging in. The experience brought …

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Nov 25

Jeff Pearlman: On Ferguson


Just heard about the lack of an indictment in the Ferguson case. I’m sad, but also fearful. A few quick thoughts: A. I’d like to officially extend an invitation for a California vacation for those Ferguson residents who need to get away. We have a barbecue, a driveway basketball hoop and a spare bed. I …

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Oct 20

Jeff Pearlman: The Triumphant Return of Ski Cap McFuck ?


About a month ago, shortly after we moved out here to California, I wrote of Ski Cap McFuck, the asswipe from my gym. Well, tonight he returned. I know … I know—it’s generally not OK to photograph folks at the gym. I get it. I get it. But the world is filled with exceptions, and …

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Jul 18

Congrats. You’ve ended the lives of 298 people who had nothing to do with your stupid cause.


I would like to use this blog entry to congratulate the pro-Russia separatists who accidentally killed 298 people yesterday. Mazel-fucking-tov. You did it. Single-handedly, you did it. By (oops) accidentally firing a n SA-series missile at a passenger jet, as opposed to a military aircraft, you ended the lives of adults and children who had …

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