Film Review: The Big Short

How do you make investment banking and money management a cinematically exciting experience? Well, you could either take the Scorsese route and focus the movie on drugs and parties, or the Oliver Stone route and focus on characters and corruption. “The Big Short”, director Adam McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ excellent 2010 novel, decides to split […]

Week 15: The Premier League Stops Making Sense

Midway through watching Arsenal’s languid performance against Sunderland, I couldn’t believe that I was watching one of the best Premier League sides. I felt the same thing when watching Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham as well. After watching parts of Gladbach’s destruction of Bayern Munich or the soccer on display in La Liga, watching […]

Trying to understand the Shelby Miller trade

In many ways, 2015 was the “Year of the Prospect”. The rookie position player class of Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and others provided arguably the best rookie class in 100 years, according to Fangraphs. On the pitching end, Noah Syndergaard and Lance McCullers also had great seasons and helped lead their respective teams […]

Tristan’s Premier League Picks: Matchday 15

Every week on this blog, I hope to provide an inordinate amount of analysis for all available Premier League antics. The beginning of the 2015-16 season has been the craziest opening I’ve ever seen in the Premiership (keep in mind I’ve only been watching intently for about five years or so). Between Chelsea’s instantaneous collapse […]