In Sports on March 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm
By: J. Scott Smith
On October 23, 2013, the San Francisco Giants resigned two-time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum to a two-year $35 million contract to avoid losing his services to free agency. The Lincecum signing was widely criticized by baseball writers because the Giants clearly paid for Lincecum’s past performance as a dominant starting pitcher, which was most colorfully depicted by ESPN baseball writer Dan Szymborski:
The San Francisco Giants announced a scientific breakthrough this afternoon, demonstrating the ability to travel forward in time and return to the present, thus fulfilling the dreams of H.G. Wells.
Szymborski’s criticism of the deal is hard to refute when examining Lincecum’s career numbers:
In Sports on February 13, 2014 at 12:22 am
By: Brian Mangan
[We at the Read Zone have been a little busy this week, but in light of the Winter Olympics and Bob Costas in the news, we thought it would be appropriate to run our first Read Zone Classic, an article written by this author in August 2012. We hope you enjoy].
It may have been longer in real-time, but in mere minutes after the completion of the 4×200 freestyle relay that ended up with Michael Phelps winning his 19th overall medal in Olympic competition — hence becoming the most decorated Olympian of all-time — Phelps sat down via satellite for an interview with Bob Costas of NBC.
In Entertainment, Sports on February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
By Matt Angrisani
[Ed: Guest writer Matt Angrisani weighs in on a topic never before covered on The Read Zone: professional wrestling. If you'd like to write an article for The Read Zone, contact us at email@example.com or by using the form on the About Us page]
WWE started off 2014 with a Diamond Dallas Page-esque “BANG.” The Royal Rumble, one of the most popular events of the year, was around the corner. Former World Champ, Batista, was returning after a several year hiatus, along with Sheamus, who was out of action for almost all 2013. Even bigger was the announcement of the long-awaited WWE Network, an online source for brand new WWE programming, classic matches, and live Pay-Per-Views. WWE was flying higher and higher until they unexpectedly (at least to them) got too close to the sun.