Grooming the next Tim Duncan

LaMarcus and Timmy

I had an interesting conversation about hoops with the Ice Cream Man the other day.  In the wake of one of the league’s smallest markets signing this summer’s biggest free agent, he said San Antonio was “grooming the next Tim Continue reading

Halfway Through Wimbledon: Predicting the Future

With Rafa Nadal unexpectedly dropping out of the most prestigious grass tournament of the year and Kei Nishikori leaving the title race due to an injury the tennis fans are wondering: who’s next? We took a shot and tied to Continue reading

An odd thing happened on the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll

As most of you know, I tend bar for a living. One of the keys to being a good bartender, in my mind at least, is the ability to strike up thought-provoking conversation amongst your customers, particularly during the slower Continue reading

It’s been Favre too long

Favre head scratcher

When Sports Illustrated announced it was putting Brett Favre on its latest cover (slow week in the world of sports?), I looked back to find the last time I wrote anything of note about him. It was 2011. Goodness, has Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Episode Six: Chris Webber, the time out, a car wash and the pregnant lady who wanted none of the above

Chris Webber time out

Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports.  I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading

You don’t get to pick your nickname

Doug Rushes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a running back on their roster.  His name is Doug Martin. A few years ago, Martin looked like he might be the tailback of the future.  In 2012, his rookie season, Martin played in all Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

chris walker

The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Will Qatar Be Stripped of the 2022 World Cup?

Ever since the announcement back in 2010, the decision to award Qatar with the privilege of hosting the 2022 World Cup has been an area of debate with many agreeing that it doesn’t make a great deal of sense. Traditionally, Continue reading

Dr. Milhouse suggests trading Stamkos may reap long term gain


Ladies and gents, back by popular demand, the ever-controversial Dr. Milhouse… Last week, I wrote an article about the joy of shouting for the team I grew up with: The Lightning. Now, I come to speak the unspeakable. The Bolts Continue reading

Pete Rose’s third strike


One of the greatest sports arguments of all-time has finally been resolved. I’m not quite sure how many times I’ve written about Pete Rose in the past but this may be the last time I ever do. As you all Continue reading