Book Review: Dueling with Kings by Daniel Barbarisi

Dueling with Kings opens just as the leaflet suggests, like something out of Wolf of Wall Street, minus the Oscar-winning performance from Jonah Hill but with guys most likely equally goofy and out of shape, throwing around the money they Continue reading

Knowing Your Place:  What College Sports Programs and Booty Calls Have in Common

I used to have a friend, still do actually, who used to preach the expression “Know your place” when it came to women and relationships. I would talk to him regularly about my goings on with the opposite sex.  Many Continue reading

Karl Malone tells current NBA players to get off his lawn

Old guys are getting crotchety again. Whether it’s Oscar Robertson criticizing Steph Curry or Goose Gossage blasting Bryce Harper, every six months or so we’re graced with the glorious soundbite (or these days, Tweet) from athletes of yesteryear cracking back Continue reading

Every sports fan’s not to do list

A very dear friend of mine recently posted a video on social media entitled “Why women live longer.” Upon clicking said video, one finds four boys on one of those spinning playground things with a fifth off to the side Continue reading

Go West, young man: A conversation about the state of the Lakers

Whenever there’s a tectonic shift out West, and this week we saw some seismic activity for sure, I like to turn to my West Coast correspondent, Bleed PRPL&GOLD.  Not only is he one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable Lakers Continue reading

Closure, finally.

Well, it’s finally over.  Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading

Michael Jordan to bring about peace in the Middle East

Adam Silver recently placed a phone call. Upset with the goings on at Madison Square Garden this past week, the NBA Commissioner realized he had a real quagmire on his hands. Knicks owner James Dolan had former NBA great Charles Continue reading

Defending James Dolan and Roger Goodell (yea, right)

I like to be liked. Overall, I think I’m a pretty likeable guy.  I’m sure there are a number people out there who don’t care much for me but in general, I don’t think I am hated.  Being hated would Continue reading

What Cavs won’t do, do for Love

I love NBA trade rumors.  To paraphrase Borat, they make me very excite. Juicy NBA rumors, well, they’re like my stories, the jostling of rosters, a virtual fantasy team turned reality, sometimes worthwhile but far more frequently failing to live Continue reading