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A Tale of Two Finkels

By: Jon Finkel “Jon Finkels have to stick together.” I didn’t say that, Jon Finkel did. Confused? You’re not alone. For just under two decades Jon Finkel and I have been mistaken for each other on the Internet by everyone from casual Googlers of our careers to his own grandparents. True story: For about four straight years in the early 2000s the other Jon Finkel’s …

Pro Bull Riders On Excruciating Injuries and Why Bull Snot is Glorious

By: Jon Finkel Brendon Clark’s worst injury as a professional bull rider happened when a near one-ton American Bucking Bull thumped his chest, resulting in a lacerated liver, bruised lung and broken ribs, which sounds horrible. Yet it seems far more tolerable than having to lug your melon-sized, black and blue, swollen genitals around for three weeks, which is what 11th ranked PBR athlete Jory …

NBA All-Star Damian Lillard on #4BarFriday and Building an Online Brand

By: Jon Finkel Portland Trailblazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard has mastered the art of the crossover. His warp speed, left right dribble mesmerizes defenders and his whip smart social media posts ignite his followers. In fact, Lillard’s on-court dominance is so well-matched by his online influence that he recently received the NBA’s Social Media MVP Award over mega-stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and …

324 Words On Old Men in Locker Rooms

If you change in a men’s locker room after working out on a regular basis, there are certain immutable laws of human nature that you observe, the first of which is that old guys don’t care about nudity. This is a fact and it’s just the way it is. No big deal, really. Like Adam Sandler said to his girlfriend who left him for an …

The Legend of Razor Shines – My 8th Grade Song/Poem/Ode

I found this song/poem/ode to Razor Shines in a box of my schoolwork in my parents’ garage before I recently moved. It was an assignment from an English class in 8th grade. My friends, all baseball fanatics, loved it. My teacher was confused. Reading it now, and taking into consideration that I didn’t have the Internet to research Razor in the 8th grade, I’m impressed …