Okay, now that you’ve all tumblr saviored America’s Pasttime despite my best efforts and probably the names of everyone on the Giants and also the word “giants” so you’re not even reading this post, MISGUIDEDLY, may I appeal to you to get into yet another sports fandom? It is called Katie Baker Comments On The New York Times Wedding Section In Grantland Like It Is Sports News and it’s fabulous.
- When you read a sentence that so-and-so “led a ceremony that included Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian elements,” it’s always a pretty safe bet that the next line will be ”The couple met at Oberlin College, from which they graduated.”
I love how heavy this announcement gets at the end. Just what everyone wants: the story of their love concluding with the detail that the groom’s grandfather “refused to allow Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who had been convicted as atomic spies, to avoid the death penalty when they contended that pretrial publicity had created an atmosphere of prejudice and hostility toward them.” Con … gratulations?
Jay-Z or Nas themselves would probably get along well with another groom, Brett Augspurger, whose explanation of his social habits resulted in one of the great lines in “Vows” history:
“I roll deep,” said Mr. Augspurger, now 32, using hip-hop slang to explain how he found refuge in a group of friends who lived in and hung out at a big house in Berkeley, Calif.