Book Review: This Is Your Brain On Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers

This is your brain on sports book cover

This Is Your Brain On Sports is like no other sports book you’ve ever read. Generally speaking, most sports books are biographies about legends or drawn-out depictions of a specific game, season or event.  Brain On Sports is none of Continue reading

NBA sells out uniformly

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Is nothing sacred? As sports fans, we like to sit in the stands or in front of our television sets and believe everything we’re watching is real, that the players we adore are giving it their all and the franchises Continue reading

What if?

what if

What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

Serena trophy

With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading

The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

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What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

The end of an era in a major way

Roger Tiger Phil

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been among the most dominant athletes we’ve ever seen. From 2004-2008, Roger Federer was the best tennis player in the world.  He held his sport’s Continue reading

When sports news is not news: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki break off engagement

Rory and Wozniacki

I was engaged once many moons ago.  It didn’t take. After many years of ups and downs, my long-term girlfriend at the time and I had grown apart.  It happens. But at least we didn’t send out wedding invitations.  (I Continue reading

A fight that would never happen… but should it: Rousey-Mayweather

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Let’s suspend reality for a brief moment. Let’s pretend we live in an indecent world with no rules or boundaries, you know, the kind of world in which Ray Rice and so many other professional football players live.  It’s a Continue reading