They Said What? Volume Seven: Kobe Bryant

Kobe peace

There’s a reason why fringe the sports fan resents professional sports and the athletes that play them.  Kobe Bryant is a stark reminder of that. In a recent interview, Kobe Bryant said he believes athletes like he and LeBron James Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Twitter Jameis

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading

Lionel Messi, Jerry West and the gut-wrenching uselessness of the individual accolade

Messi golden ball

The World Cup is finally over much to the chagrin of soccer fans that eat, drink and breathe the sport but much to the enjoyment of Americans who still can’t grasp concepts like offside and stoppage play.  (Think outside the Continue reading

Ed O’Bannon’s and Manuel Noriega’s Call of Duty

Call of Duty

There was once a time not long ago when Ed O’Bannon and Manuel Noriega were the talk of the nation, both for different reasons.  Today they have something else in common. Ed O’Bannon, and his brother Charles, were once all Continue reading

A tale of two cities

Miami map

Argentinians took to the streets of Miami this week in celebration of their World Cup semifinals victory over the Netherlands.  Blue and white shirts and flags adorned the streets of South Beach with every last Argentine partying until last call Continue reading

Conversation with a Lakers fan

Crazy Lakers fans

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Lakers were irrelevant.  It was a brief period in their otherwise celebrated history, one which their fans would rather forget… but it happened. After losing in the NBA Finals to the Chicago Bulls Continue reading

A fever-inspired, sports world turned upside-down Chumpservations, Vol. 32

Thinker sick

I’ve been bed-ridden lately with a pretty nasty fever so I apologize for not contributing my usual batch of internet clutter.  The good news is that my doctor has ruled out mono, halitosis, gingivitis and chronic tardiness so I got Continue reading

The “Donald Sterling Please Go Away Just Not to a Predominantly Black Church” caption contest

Sterling goes to church

So Donald Sterling is a god-fearing man.  Who knew? In an apparent effort to clear his name and win over the good will of some black folks, the soon-to-be-former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers attempted a little image repair Continue reading

Underestimating the San Antonio Spurs

spurs big three

I feel an apology is in order. As a hardcore, self-professed basketball jones, of all people, I should know better than to underestimate the always underestimated San Antonio Spurs.  Somehow, once again, I fell victim to doing so.  I know Continue reading