Kevin Durant, James Harden behind in All-Star voting… and rightfully so

The latest NBA All-Star voting shows Kevin Durant and James Harden, two perennial league favorites, on the outside of that starting lineup looking in. Shocked?  You shouldn’t be because this year, that can only mean that fans are finally paying Continue reading

Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part One: Bill Russell and the Rochester Royals

Malcom Gladwell coined the term “tipping point” which refers to a point in time where a certain specific event changes the course of history.  One such decision came on April 30, 1956 in Rochester, New York of all places.  Two Continue reading

Making sense of the Hatriots

It’s the playoffs and if you’re an inquisitive mind like me (and if you’re also looking for a good tip), you have a tendency to ask people who they like this weekend. If you’re not interested in football, you’ve probably Continue reading

Bruce Arians hired, Tampa Bay skeptical

In 2008, Tampa Bay hired a man named Barry Melrose to coach their beloved hockey team.  That experiment lasted only 16 games.  Fortunately, it wasn’t long afterwards that the organization found the man they wanted in Jon Cooper, who has Continue reading

Salary disparities and the NFL quarterback contract: Guess who’s missing from this year’s playoffs.

Upon a recent, giggly cellphone conversation about football and all things otherwise, Croshere and I broke into a discussion about the current state of the NFL and more specifically the contracts offered the league’s highest-profiled position.  Croshere’s hypothesis, which we’re Continue reading

Florida and Ohio State alums mull over Urban Meyer’s past, present and future

Urban Meyer has retired… again. He hasn’t reached Brett Favre/Michael Jordan status quite yet but one more retirement party and he’ll earn a set of steak knives. When it comes to all things Ohio State, I like to go to Continue reading

Buccaneers playoff drought all about Money… or lack thereof

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ten-year playoff drought can be traced back to one simple transaction… and it’s not who you think. Let’s talk juju for a moment and no, I’m not talking about JuJu Schuster-Smith, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Continue reading