Late to the #Deflategate Party

by Kisha on January 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

ESPN's Sports Science examines in #DeflateGate...and they proved that the deflated balls had no effect on the outcome of the Patriots' victory over the Colts. Cool. Hey, so why did ESPN remove this video from their website? (H/T to Masshole Sports) Here's a screenshot of ESPN hiding a video that proves deflated balls didnt help Brady #ESPNgate #DeflateGate pic.twitter.com/8jdvfSVtoX — Masshole Sports (@MassholeSports) January 24, 2015 I mean, if there was scientific proof that DeflateGate was not a real thing, what else would ESPN talk about until the Super Bowl?! I guess debating as to whether or not Tom Brady will retire after this Super Bowl gets old after awhile. OH! There's always the Tuck Rule! Here's my take on Deflate Gate: Everyone hates the Patriots. EVERYONE. Why? Who knows. Fans of other teams hate when you're decent to s Super Bowl caliber team all the time - regardless of the questionable draft picks. So obviously, when the blame can be placed on the fact the reason why the Patriots are good/succeeding is because they "cheated", everyone looking for a reason will believe it...tweet it...and text me about it. If this wasn't the big story leading READ MORE READ MORE

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So many sports, so little time.

by Kisha on February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the last few weeks, we've had the Super Bowl and now we're knee deep in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. And of course, it's been the busiest two weeks at work since I started a few months ago (in case you're interested, here are some work-related things: Gizmodo and Popular Mechanics).  Needless to say, it's been CRAZY. While I could spend countless posts with very intricate breakdowns of what I thought of the Super Bowl commercials and the mess that was the game, I'll do my best to keep this short and sweet. SUPER BOWL 48 Now for the game. Yikes. It was bad. Like Michael Jackson bad, pretty sure I've used that phrase more than a few times in my blog but this game was definition of bad...at least for the Denver Broncos. Don't get me wrong, the Seattle Seahawks were absolutely unreal. I don't think I've ever seen a defense so dominant in the biggest game of the year. What's even scarier is that the Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were THE offense to beat this season and the Seahawks made them look like a JV squad. Actually, more like the freshman B team. It's hard to say where the breaking point was for the Broncos but I think it's safe to say that the safety READ MORE READ MORE

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2014: The Year of Getting Things Done

by Kisha on January 15, 2014 // 3 Comments

By the end of 2013, this is what I felt like: The whole year was seriously a whirlwind. Professionally, I was working with amazing people in Boston doing some awesome work but of course, things change and opportunities come up. Fast forward to October of last year and I found myself back in Rhode Island doing even more AMAZING work. If you're curious, THIS is the brand I am the digital marketer for and it is a dream job. Three months in and I'm still pinching myself. With that part of my life set and awesome, I really had no excuse to not get the rest of my life in order. So here are the Top 2 things I slacked on in 2013: #2 BLOGGING NRwithKisha has been around since 2009, that's a hella long time. I mean, my relationship with this blog is the longest I've had with anyone (sorry Ryan)! Between graduating from college, getting job, getting laid off and then changing careers 4 times, it's been a crazy few years. Needless to say, blogging was not always top of mind. NO SLACK PLAN: Write a piece at least 1X a week. This is a much more managable plan than what I attempted in 2013, which was to blog 5 days a week. Ooomph, talk about overly ambitious. #1 TAKING CARE READ MORE READ MORE

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Ah, there is really nothing like fall in New England. Growing up in South Texas, seasons were never really a thing (it was either 100 degrees out or hurricane season). I've been living in Rhode Island since 2007 and every year, I still get all warm and fuzzy when fall comes around. Between all things pumpkin flavored and the joy of apple-picking, it's my absolute favorite time of the year! After picking about 20 more apples than I need, every year it becomes, "How many apple-related things can I make?!" and by the end of it, I don't want to even look at an apple until next year. My first concoction of 2013 came out so amazing that I just had to share it as part of Necessary Eats. As usual, you'll find my tips and tricks throughout the recipe. Fresh Apple Cake with Browned-Butter Frosting The recipe was originally featured in Southern Living. Browned-Butter Frosting - Make this first as it requires some time to cool! Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until butter READ MORE READ MORE

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