John Flynn

John Flynn is a college student born in Sacramento, California. You can follow him on twitter @nicecoolfriend.

A School Shooting Happened Near My Home And No One Gave A Sh*t About It

ByJohn Flynn
I live just over a mile away from the site of a little-talked-about school shooting. There are a few reasons “Sacramento Community College” didn’t trend for long. The shooter “only” killed one person, Roman P. Gonzalez, and injured two others. It's…

No Matter How Hard You Try, You Can't Hate The Golden State Warriors

ByJohn Flynn
The best teams in NBA history have always attracted their fair share of ire, and they deserved it for one reason or another. Phil Jackson's Lakers employed a killer as shooting guard. Pop's Spurs have reduced the available playoff spots in the West…

How Trump Is Simply Playing The Game In An Environment We've Created

ByJohn Flynn
Donald Trump is leading the Republican polls. At 32 percent, he nearly triples the percentage pulled by his next closest competitor, Jeb Bush, who has a measly 11 percent of the likely electorate. This comes in spite of decades of Donald being an…

Royal Perspective: Why Sacramento Kings Fans Should Feel Encouraged

ByJohn Flynn
The Sacramento Kings are the laughingstock of the entire NBA, and they have been for a decade. Last season, the team teased glory when it opened at 9-6. The gritty squad snarled as they leaned on the increasingly weary shoulders of rollicking super…

The Kids Of Baltimore Aren't Thugs, They're Teenagers In Need

ByJohn Flynn
Imagine you're a parent. Your teen daughter has been sulky lately. You eye each other with suspicion; you both feel disrespected. You think she should be following your rules; she's tired of those rules. Then, one day, she comes home and puts her…

If The Kardashians Can Accept Bruce, Then So Can You

ByJohn Flynn
On Friday, April 24, Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer and the rest of the world, "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." But, he wasn't always a woman. Back in the day, Bruce was, what some would say, a stud. Those unkempt locks framed a chin…

The Lonely Stoner: Why Kid Cudi Is Still Our Favorite Weed Rapper

ByJohn Flynn
Weed is like McDonald's: You start out hyped to indulge in your favorite treat, and two hours later, you're stuffed, barely conscious and dehydrated. The supreme lyricist to the pre and just-post-smoke was Kid Cudi. Reefer was his muse. Sure, Wiz…

Why Young Thug's 'Carter 6' Is Just A Passing Of The Torch

ByJohn Flynn
Lil Wayne used to be the "Best Rapper Alive." He isn't anymore. Before the 2000s were a decade old, Wayne ran through the game. Rap wasn't hard for him. Dope lines flowed from his mouth like magma from Mount Doom: steady, unpredictable and…

Please Like Me: Justin Bieber And Kanye West's Different Approaches To Image Rehab

ByJohn Flynn
This week, the Comedy Central "Roast of Justin Bieber" aired. It was an event so extravagant, it seems silly to remember it was all just to mock a 21-year-old worth $200 million for making pop music that appeals to those caught in the throes of…

Tidal Should Change The Future Of Music, But It Probably Won't

ByJohn Flynn
A couple months ago, Jay Z bought a Scandinavian version of Spotify for $56 million with the intent of making a monthly music service that would pay its artists. This comes in the face of the infamously low cuts given out by current stream hubs, and…

The NBA Playoff Structure Is Cheating Fans Out Of Good Basketball

ByJohn Flynn
The Eastern Conference is bad. You know this already. While the Western Conference is president of speech and debate, captain of the soccer team and lead in the school musical, the Eastern Conference really likes to play Call of Duty after…

Mr. Wonderful: The Odd And Intriguing Fame Of Action Bronson

ByJohn Flynn
It is easy not to take Action Bronson seriously. He is Kendrick vertically, and early Rick Ross horizontally. He waddle-struts everywhere he goes. He smokes pounds of pot. He has the blue eyes of a Renaissance cherub and a well-formed, curly, red…

How The Spurs' Royal Rumble Mentality Can Win Them Another Title

ByJohn Flynn
There are a couple ways to win a Royal Rumble. The conventional strategy is to run in the ring, lay waste to your foes and be the last one standing. This approach is advocated by the alpha dogs of the wrestling world, the dudes who eat steroids and…

How The Unexpected Album Release Wave Is Changing The Politics Of Music

ByJohn Flynn
A couple days ago, Kendrick Lamar dropped To Pimp a Butterfly on our unsuspecting heads. The album's clean version dropped first, ahead of schedule, hinting at an error in the iTunes command center, a la "House of Card's" brief unveiling of its neat…

Why Brazil's President Rousseff Must Be Impeached

ByJohn Flynn
Brazil is a mess right now. Current President and leader of the Socialist Workers' Party Dilma Rousseff has presided over the economy's utter collapse since she took office five years ago. Although she was just re-elected in one of the tightest…

The Bill Of Student's Rights Shows Obama's Legacy For Sparking Change

ByJohn Flynn
On March 10, Barack Obama signed the "Student Aid Bill of Rights," which requires several government agencies to help college students pay back their loans. He said: Higher education has never been more important, but it's also never been more…

Better Together? Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook's Overlapping Stardom

ByJohn Flynn
Russell Westbrook is unfair. He has five triple-doubles in his last six games. He's been throwing dunks that bend the fabric of space-time, and on the season, he's averaging a 27-8-7. But, his best teammate is last year's MVP, and that man comes…

These 4 Players Are The Reason LeBron Might Not Win MVP This Year

ByJohn Flynn
The NBA's replay system has killed the tempo of countless games by treating out-of-bounds calls like UN peace talks. But, the loathed review process has one good rule: There must be overwhelming evidence to reverse a call made on the court. If the…

How 'House Of Cards' Is Like A Political '50 Shades Of Grey'

ByJohn Flynn
Politics are boring, and we made them that way. We have a glorified vision of the way things used to be. The imagined old days featured shady deals in rooms with air that hung heavy with the smell of cigars and brown liquor. Backs were scratched and…

How Obama's Keystone Pipeline Veto Saved Our Soil

ByJohn Flynn
The Keystone Pipeline would have been an environmental disaster. This is precisely why President Obama just vetoed a Republican sponsored bill that advocated for its construction. The source of the pipeline would have been in Alberta, Canada, where…