The Knicks are soooooo bad… (How bad are they?)

Knicks bad

Let’s take a break from football for a brief moment to talk about some recent atrocities of the hardcourt. I’ve been so involved with work and the end of this football season lately that I have yet to watch an Continue reading

ESPN celebrates Pick On Kobe Bryant Week

Kobe ball

If you had been paying close enough attention, you could have seen this coming a mile away. ESPN is making its own news again.  This time around, they literally created a story out of the cool Los Angeles air. As Continue reading

The shortened season, why it will never happen and why any discussion of such matters is absolutely ludicrous

NBA schedule

LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki recently had a conversation about the merits of shortening the basketball season. Yawn! Before delving into this matter wholeheartedly, I’d like to know where this conversation took place.  Did it take place over a fancy Continue reading

Patriots, Pressers and Perfectly Pitched Pouts: New England coach goes Belisheed on his way to Cincinnati

The hoodie

One of the most underrated and commonly forgotten press conferences of all time is Rasheed Wallace’s “Both Teams Played Hard.”  It falls slightly short of Allen Iverson’s “We Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” but then again, what doesn’t? Back in 2003, Rasheed Continue reading

Another one bites the dust: Atlanta Hawks owner to sell share of team after racist remarks

Bruce Levenson

In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, comedian Chris Rock gave a hysterical yet true depiction of wealthy white America in his opening monologue of the 2014 BET Awards. “Now let me get this straight.  An 83-year old white Continue reading

Rethinking the modern athlete’s place in society

Role Model

In one of the more poignant sports commercials of all time, Charles Barkley told America that he was not a role model.  Of course, Chuck was just trying to sell some shoes in the process but his point resonates to Continue reading

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