McSweeney’s is not a site I read regularly, but whenever I’m sent there, I’m amazed at how good and funny the writing is. I found an article there yesterday (via the Sports Frog) about the last 25 years of the Washington Wizards.
Check this quote:
As part of a seven-player trade with the Dallas Mavericks, the Washington Wizards acquire former Syracuse standout Etan Thomas. The burly center has an athlete’s body and a poet’s mind. In describing teammate Brendan Haywood, Thomas paraphrases e.e. cummings: “No one, not even the rain, has such small hands.” He then adds his own poetry: “It’s a beautiful wonder—like golden sun on a child’s face and the medicinal aroma of Executive Nachos—that Brendan can shoot a basketball with such immature digits.”
No one, not even the rain, has such small hands. Beautiful.