Category Archives: Blogs

IT’S TOUGH BEING A LAXBRO, BRO.

Sports apparel manufacturer Warrior really let the world know how they feel about silly girl sports on Twitter tonight, dishing out a piping hot take on how hard it is to be a laxbro. Some type of stupid lacrosse event was happening tonight, and Warrior was sure as hell pissed that the dumb lady-people were… Read More »

LEBRON JAMES HAS RUINED BASKETBALL

It was fun while it lasted folks, but I regret to inform you that basketball has been completely ruined by LeBron James. Don’t get mad at me, though — I’m just the messenger. The news of basketball’s demise at the hands of “King” James was originally reported by The Denver Post‘s Mark Kiszla in a tweet:… Read More »

TAKE-OLOGY 101: 8 BEST PRACTICES FOR PIPING HOT TAKERY

Many loyal readers of The Hot Takery have been asking me about what makes a take a really piping hot one. The answer is not as simple as you might think. I tried to point out some of the nuances of hot takery in our post on Angelo Cataldi and how he hates Sam Hinkie because he doesn’t… Read More »

WHAT KANE AND TOEWS’ CONTRACT EXTENSIONS MEAN FOR CLAUDE GIROUX

Today, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane inked themselves some pretty hefty contract extensions, with each earning $10.5 million annually for the next eight years. Cue the hot takes. If you thought I was about to showcase a take from a Chicago area writer, your heart is in the right place, but unfortunately, you’re wrong. Yes, it’s true,… Read More »

BRAZIL IS LITERALLY IN SHAMBLES. LITERALLY.

We all knew that after Brazil lost to Germany in the World Cup, people were going to be dishing out some piping hot takes. Who knew it would happen so quickly, though? Our latest installment of blowing things totally out of proportion is brought to you by Cathal Kelly, a writer for The Globe and Mail. Shortly after… Read More »

BERUBE DISHES OUT A SCORCHING HOT GOALTENDING TAKE

It seems that Philadelphia Flyers head coach Craig Berube is auditioning for a job at the Toronto Sun. At least that’s the impression left by the scorching hot takes he dished out earlier this evening. Take a look at this take (but shield your eyes first, it’s glowing hot): “What Emery did turned our season around.”… Read More »

ANTHONY SANFILIPPO: ENEMY OF THE HOT TAKE

Former Flyers Insider blogger Anthony San Filippo tried to pour a bucket of cold water over the piping hot takists, solidifying himself and an enemy of hot takes and The Hot Takery at large. SanFilippo, who used to provide us with piping hot takes about how Zac Rinaldo is great because he draws penalties or… Read More »

NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS DURING NHL FREE AGENCY

It’s summer, which is generally accepted as “silly season” for the NHL and NBA — that is, when teams try to woo the piping hottest free agents on the market and inevitably end up doing stupid crap. Not so fast, says USA Today’s Mark Whicker. It seems we’ve all been mistaken about how NHL free agency… Read More »

TIM PANACCIO: LET’S TRADE CLAUDE GIROUX

This weekend, Comcast SportsNet’s Tim Panaccio practiced the dark arts of hot takery, suggesting that the Philadelphia Flyers should trade Claude Giroux. In a post on noted piping hot take website HockeyBuzz, Panaccio expressed outrage at the Flyers captain, who was arrested on July 1 for grabbing a cop’s butt (an incident known widely as “buttgate”). Panaccio really made… Read More »

PIONEERS IN HOT TAKES: STEVE SIMMONS

When we were mulling over what #hot #content to feature on the site for launch day, it became clear that we probably needed to provide our readers with a primer on some of the people that are doing really great work in the piping hot take department. For our inaugural post, I can’t think of… Read More »