It's nearly impossible to satisfy the conversational needs of all people at all times. We here at BSotS work hard on our feature stories knowing full well that they aren't the only story in town. We love giving you real analysis and insight instead of just popping a headline with little content as it happens. Plus, we also work hard at our real-life, bill-paying jobs so we can't ever hope to keep up on the news (or non-news) as fast as paid reporters can.
As a result, there's been a lot of what some would call "highjacking" and others would call "timely" comments in a thread that are completely off-topic to the thread itself, often linking to some news or another story. Yes, it's interesting to some that Michael Beasley told a reporter he thinks of himself as an all-star. And it's interesting to some that the Suns signed a 13th-man who's been playing overseas for several years.
I understand it's tough when you want to talk about one of those things, rather than Telfair or Marshall, and there's not an article on BSotS about it. So, you just post an off-topic comment right in a thread on something else.
NOW WE HAVE THE SOLUTION!
Thanks to the suggestions of several members last night, I hatched a "Pick and Pop" thread in the fanposts section. It's in the fanposts section because that way it's less likely to scroll off the page within a day or two. Here's your place to talk about ANYTHING that's not covered in front-page stories that day. The name is bland - I'd love to get some suggestions on what to call it. It will be a weekly (or as needed, depending on depth of comments) post for all things anyone wants to discuss.
If you feel like commenting, please do NOT comment here. Go to the Pick And Pop fanpost instead!
This article is simply a Howdy Do! intro for Pick And Pop - Open NBA/Suns Thread - Week of July 23.
Click on over and we'll see you there!