Have we nothing better to talk about? Rethinking the ridiculousness of the NBA Mount Rushmore argument

I had really planned on leaving this one alone.  After all, choosing the four best players to have ever played a sport is entirely subjective.  I might include Player A on my mountainside and justify that argument until I’m blue Continue reading

Bad teams! Bad!

“That’s right, that’s right.  We bad!  Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 30: Phone books, sneaker pimps, oddball gratuities and the world’s most famous Heimlich

Phony I came home the other morning to find a phone book sitting on my front door step.  They’ve gotten considerably smaller over the years. I grew up in New York City.  Back then, we had three separate phone books Continue reading

Marcus’ reputation smarts after altercation with fan… but should it?

Character. You’re going to hear that word a lot over the next few days, just like you tirelessly heard words like ‘thug,’ ‘legacy’ and ‘dynasty’ as this NFL season came to a close. Character. How do we define it and Continue reading

Things that make you go Brrrrrr!

“I’m Mister Snow. I’m Mister Icicle. I’m Mister Ten Below. Friends call me Snow Miser.” The Year Without A Santa Claus, 1974 While gratuitously spreading suntan lotion all over our bodies, those of us who live in Florida tend to Continue reading