The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

My Most Anticipated Album of 2013 (And It’s Not Kanye or Jay-Z)

The hip hop community is slated to hear some monstrous albums in the upcoming months. After a brief hiatus, the Lonely Stoner Kid CuDi returns with an April release of Indicud. Also in April we will hear Talib Kweli’s latest offering, Prisoner of Conscious. Over at Roc Nation, J. Cole is looking to surpass the success of his 2011 debut with Born Sinner later this year. As the summer rolls on, rumors of.. Read More

Same Sex. Same Love.

I’m certain that the Supreme Court justices will not be looking at our Facebook wall, tweets or instagram hash tags before they make a ruling on gay marriage.  But I still cannot help but be impressed by the show of support and solidarity for such a serious issue.

I Can No Longer Defend Soccer

” I want to like the sport so badly, and every time I watch it I’m disappointed. It’s so frustrating to watch people dive, flop, and act hurt when they’re clearly not.” My good friend Bryson continued “where is the pride? Where is the integrity? It’s an embarrassment to you, your family, and your country. It disrespectful to the fans, your opponents, and most of all, the game.” Bryson has several great points. To.. Read More

Is Winning The Only Thing That Matters? A Look At Football and Business

It was very frustrating watching yesterday’s game between Mexico and the United States.  One team was playing to win and one team was playing not to lose.  Mexico came out attacking and had several chances to put the match away. The US meanwhile showed up to defend, dropping as many as nine players in there half to contain the Mexican forwards. After the first five minutes, it became apparent that the US was.. Read More

Why I Pick Mexico Over The USA (In Football).

Later today, the country of my parents and culture, Mexico and the country of my birth, The United States, will play a pivotal qualifier for Brazil 2014. The US is coming off its first hexagonal win and an important three points. Meanwhile Mexico is off to its worst start with only two points out of a possible six. This game between CONCACAF’s powerhouses will prove vital in determining who gets their 2014 ticket… Read More

Why We (Not Me) Want and Hope For A Zombie Apocalypse

  The first time I ever heard of an impending zombie apocalypse was in sixth grade. I was over at my friend Tyler’s house after school and we were rummaging through his garage looking for Star Wars toys or whatever 11-year-old kids look for (probably porn mags).