Upset!

When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings.  This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading

Twitter throws shade at Sean Miller… and deservedly so

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Arizona is out of the tournament again, this time losing in the first round to Buffalo. The University at Buffalo, a mid-major, was the 13-seed.  Arizona, the best team from the Pac-12, Continue reading

Orlando, Memphis and a Penny for your thoughts

I heard a recent radio interview with Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway on the Sirius/XM NBA channel.  For those of you in your twenties unfamiliar with the name, there was once a time where a kid nick-named Penny, because his grandmother named Continue reading

Sporting events we’d like to see televised that aren’t

The networks appear to be losing their touch.  By my count, there have been three recent, sports-related events that our cable channels totally missed out on! Listen, the 24-hour sports networks have plenty of time to fill.  If the NFL Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading

How NOT to coach: A novella we’ll unfortunately never read

My trusty book supplier recently offered me a new book to review. I won’t bore you with the title but it’s an upcoming publication that includes inspirational insights from the most successful coaches in both college and professional sports.  Urban Continue reading

The most meaningless stat of them all

Numbers are lifeblood to the history of sports.  They help us compare one player to another and one generation to the next.  Quite often, they signify greatness:  714.  .400.  16-0.   These numbers all hold meaning. But statistics can also be Continue reading

The three most common complaints about today’s professional athlete… and why they’re complete bullshit

I listen to a lot of sports talk radio… which is a shame because it’s starting to dull my senses.  Trust me when I tell you I can think of far more entertaining ways to erode brain cells. Whenever a Continue reading

Trump tells Curry “No Soup for You!”

Eight and a half years ago, our former president, a black man, rolled up his sleeves and filled out his March Madness brackets on ESPN for all to see.  Many were taken aback, wondering a) who the hell cares whether Continue reading

Who got the better or the Kyrie-Isaiah trade?  You be the judge!

It finally went down. Months after the NBA season ended, in the aftermath of Cleveland losing to Golden State, rumors had surfaced that Cavaliers’ superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James could not coexist.  Kyrie wanted out.  He had gone to Continue reading