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TMQ Watch: February 9, 2016.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

And so we come to the end of Gregg Easterbrook’s first season writing TMQ for the New York Times. What does he have in store for us this week? Would you believe neuroscience and the evils of the NFL? Well, yes, you probably would believe that.

After the jump, this week’s ultimate TMQ

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Quick Superb Owl reaction.

Monday, February 8th, 2016

TMQ is going to be particularly insufferable this week.

Obit watch: February 5, 2016.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Maurice White, founding member of Earth, Wind, and Fire. NYT. A/V Club.

Dave Mirra, prominent BMX racer.

The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

TMQ Watch: February 2, 2016.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

How did TMQ spend the most boring week in sports? Let’s find out. This week’s TMQ, after the jump…

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TMQ Watch: January 26, 2016.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Our apologies for the delay. We intended to work on this last night, but the standard Austin issue cold/allergies/creeping crud knocked us flat, and we ended up sleeping for roughly 12 hours instead. We’re somewhat better now, thanks to Claritin-D, naproxen sodium, and lots of water.

In other news, we have now reached the point in the season at which we don’t care any longer. All of our teams are out, and we’re already tired of hearing about Peyton Manning.

But formalities must be observed. Also, we only have (maybe) two more columns left after this one. So, after the jump, this week’s TMQ

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Obit watch: January 25, 2016.

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I didn’t get a chance to note this over the weekend, but Bill Johnson, downhill skier and Olympic gold medal winner, has died.

I’m not a huge follower of the skiing sports (though I find them fun to watch) but Johnson’s obit is one of the saddest ones I’ve read recently in the NYT.

Henry Worsley has also died. Mr. Worsley was a British explorer who was trying to recreate Ernest Shackleton’s attempt to cross the Antarctic: he was within 30 miles of finishing when he was forced to call for a medical evacuation, and passed away in a hospital a day later.

TMQ Watch: January 19, 2016.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

How does Gregg Easterbrook deal with the fact that Chip Kelly won’t be returning to college football, but instead will be coaching the Santa Clara San Francisco 49ers?

The answer after the jump in this week’s TMQ

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TMQ Watch: January 12, 2016.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

As always, after the jump, this week’s TMQ

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With a rebel yell, they cried “More! More! More!”

Monday, January 11th, 2016

More firings, that is.

The Houston Texans have fired special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky, receivers coach Stan Hixon and defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant.

Some friends of ours who shall remain anonymous to protect their privacy (thank you, anonymous friends!) invited folks over on Saturday to watch the Texans playoff game. I was tied up with other events and arrived with only five minutes left in the game, but based on what I heard from my anonymous friends and Lawrence (and what I observed personally in that five minutes), it was a debacle.

Question: have the Texans gone far enough?

Firings watch (and unrelated note).

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Lionel Hollins out as coach of the Nets. The team also “reassigned” General Manager Billy King.

I’ve known about David Bowie for a grand total of five minutes at this point. I want to wait a few hours for the smoke to clear before I post an obit roundup.

Firings and obits: January 7, 2016.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Lovie Smith out as coach of hapless the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 8-24 in two seasons.

Smith is the third Bucs head coach to be dismissed since the firing of Jon Gruden at the end of the 2008 season, making Tampa Bay’s next coach the team’s fifth in nine seasons.

Your Pierre Boulez obit. An appreciation.

TMQ Watch: January 5, 2016.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Happy 2016. After the jump, this week’s TMQ

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