What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen

“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading

Book Review: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Triumph and disaster are the same.  They’re both impostors because they are momentary.  More important is becoming a man of conviction.” –          John Wooden For some reason, whenever we debate who’s the greatest basketball player of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Continue reading

Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading

And this most important free agency signing of the summer is…

“Take the money and run” -Steve Miller Band “This is a moral test of one’s self, whether or not you can maintain loyalty.” -John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction The most intriguing free agency signing this off-season is Continue reading

Rock and racial profiling

“I don’t know exactly what John Oates does but I can tell you Darryl Hall never had a hit record without him.” -Chris Rock, Total Blackout Tour, 2017 I hit the Doobie Brothers/Chicago concert the other night at Tampa’s most Continue reading

Florida gets it right, ESPN gets it wrong… again

Upon hearing the news that the University of Florida had won its first ever College World Series, an old college roommate suggested that I jot down a little something to celebrate the team’s rather unlikely victory. So I am. But Continue reading

NBA’s post-post-season more exciting than season itself

“Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” -Days of Our Lives’ (and potentially the NBA’s new) promotional tagline   It’s been quite the last two weeks for the National Basketball Association.  If you’re into made-for-television Continue reading