The NBA’s ongoing (and rather unfounded) image problem

“I am… whatever you say I am” -Eminem, The Way I Am   I had an interesting conversation about sports the other day with a complete stranger.  Actually, I had met this gentleman once or twice before but our previous Continue reading

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Johnny Football

The NFL has another very important decision to make soon.  This one has nothing to do with whether a player stepped out of bounds or if a pass should be ruled incomplete. Cleveland Brown quarterback Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his Continue reading

Dwight Howard: The seven-foot gift that keeps on giving

If you’ve subscribed to this website since its inception, you’re probably wondering what’s taken me so long to write about the current Dwight Howard situation. There was a point in time where I regularly wrote about our Dwight.  It’s been Continue reading

No soup for you: New York Met banned from baseball for life

I’ve never been banned from anything. Don’t get me wrong.  I was once escorted out of a Las Vegas nightclub long before Johnny Manziel made it fashionable but that’s a story for another time. I bring this up is because Continue reading

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, Continue reading

College Basketball Favorites Likely to Disappoint this March Madness

March Madness is almost among us – we’re seeing some teams really stepping things up as the ultimate playoff is creeping up on us, and some teams are starting to drop off. Typically, for some teams it’s easy to see Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Episode Seven: Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

As I’m prone to do on slow nights behind the bar, which are fortunately becoming more and more infrequent, I’ll strike up random conversations about this or that with my customer base.  With the Super Bowl approaching, I chose the Continue reading

Comedy Central crushes Coldplay with a simple hashtag

With all this talk about Coldplay performing the Super Bowl halftime show, my favorite social media venue has come up with a hashtag to employ our sensibilities.  It’s called #betterhalftimeshows. I’ve already discussed how the NFL could make the halftime Continue reading

Progress: No longer trapped at the Trop, Rays free to look for new home

There’s a Major League Baseball stadium that nobody goes to.  It’s about 38 miles from my house. A pretty good and consistently competitive baseball team plays there.  That team is the Tampa Bay Rays.  That stadium is Tropicana Field. 38 Continue reading