Can your Nexus 4/7/10 handle The Verge's desktop site?

I try this when I need to look at my posts on mobile since the stupid app and mobile site don't support it. But trying to log in on the desktop site on both my N4 and N7 literally crash Chrome. Boggles my mind and frustrates me that either a) the desktop Verge site is so damn bloated, or b) the app needs more god damn functionality.