Found November 04, 2011 on
Maybe if I didn't write blogs about sports I'd have moved back in with my parents by now too. The stigma associated with a grown man who both lives with his parents, and writes blogs about sports, was too much for me to overcome however.
So onward I go making my way in this world away from the comfort and laziness nurtured by life in my parents' basement. Away from all that free food, the lack of rental payments, not eating home cooked meals, and not drinking all of my old man's beer after a brisk game of one-on-one out in the driveway.
Not that I don't enjoy the duplex I live in, or anything like that.
Andy Rautins does not write blogs about sports though, he's actually quite cool in fact. He plays in the NBA for the New York Knicks, and as such, his moving back in with his parents is not met at all with snickering and snarky comments from friends, relatives, and neighbors either. His move back into the Rautins' homestead is actually applauded ...
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Like the rest of his NBA brethren, Andy Rautins is going to miss a few paychecks during the lockout.
To offset that, he’s found a way to save some money.
The Knicks guard has stayed in his parents’ home outside of Syracuse during the lockout, sleeping in his childhood bedroom.
“It’s nice to get some home cooked meals [...]
With 85 percent of college graduates immediately moving back in with their parents following their time spent away in academia, it makes sense for 25-year Andy Rautins, currently without a paying job, to slum for a bit in his old bedroom.
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Federal mediator George Cohen is returning to New York on Saturday and will rejoin the NBA labor meetings in Midtown, according to a source.
Cohen stepped in more than two weeks ago and spent three days with the two parties before it broke off in a bad way.
Saturday is the first labor talks since one week ago, when union director Billy Hunter stormed out of the room after the NBA...
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