Applying Simple Laws of Physics to Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction” Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton probably didn’t have Colin Kaepernick in mind when he discovered his third law of physics but damn if he wasn’t right on the money.  For Continue reading

Have we nothing better to talk about? Rethinking the ridiculousness of the NBA Mount Rushmore argument

I had really planned on leaving this one alone.  After all, choosing the four best players to have ever played a sport is entirely subjective.  I might include Player A on my mountainside and justify that argument until I’m blue Continue reading

So you don’t think LeBron James is the best player in the NBA? What league are you watching exactly?

This is not the look of a man who just got poked in the eye. This is the look of a man who we once collectively ridiculed for not being a champion.  Do you remember that?  You should because it Continue reading

The next great NBA rivalry may be upon us

Magic versus Bird, Russell versus Chamberlain, Jordan versus everybody else.  These are the rivalries that molded the National Basketball Association into what it is today. 

Shafting Tyson

I was watching some tribute to Muhammad Ali on television the other night.  He had just celebrated his 70th birthday so some Las Vegas big wigs decided to honor the former heavyweight champion by basically booking every star imaginable for Continue reading

Brushes with sports greatness, Vol. 3: David Stern

The year was 1995. I was putting the final touches on a masters thesis I had no interest in writing.  I was equally uneager to see what the real world had to offer in terms of employment.

Comparing the greats: Dwight Howard versus Patrick Ewing

Most knowledgeable basketball fans agree that the five greatest NBA centers of all-time, in no particular order, are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal.  It’s difficult to justify any other center cracking that top five.