- David Laurila posted his annual best quotes of the year piece. Always a must read. I enjoyed Joe Biagini’s quote on what it feels like to be a big leaguer.
- Jayson Stark posted his annual strange but true feature. Apparently Matt Chapman got his first career hit twice in the same game, and it was against the Yankees. Huh. Forgot about that.
Friday: Here is an open thread for the night. The Knicks and the Islanders are playing, and that’s about it for local sports. Good night to fire up Netflix, I guess. I’m working my way through the new season of Black Mirror myself. You know how these open threads work by now, so have at it.
Saturday: This is the open thread again. The NFL playoffs start today with the Chiefs vs. Titans and Rams vs. Falcons. The Rangers and Nets are both playing, and you’ve got a full slate of college hoops as well.
Sunday: For the final time, this is the open thread. The NFL playoffs continue today with the Bills vs. Jaguars (1pm ET on CBS) and Panthers vs. Saints (4:30pm ET on FOX). The Knicks and the three local hockey teams are also playing, and there’s a bunch of college basketball as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.