Book Review: Bubbleball by Ben Golliver

Have you ever wondered what life is like living in a bubble?  While many of us have thanks to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, few of us lived life under the strict conditions of an isolated environment. Have you ever wondered Continue reading

Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

The Stats Game, written by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick, begins as if written by two angry old men, which is ironic considering the authors are far from it.  In fact, the whiz kids are still teenagers.  It doesn’t take long, Continue reading

Book Review: The Point After by Sean Conley

Sometimes the best books you read are the ones you least expect to be fantastic.  Sometimes the best sports autobiographies are written by athletes you’ve never even heard of. My latest homework assignment was to read and review “The Point Continue reading

Book Review: The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife by Brad Balukjian

A twist of fate, a stick of stale chewing gum, a cross-country road trip and a pack of baseball cards opened in a way no one has before.  Such is the vision of Brad Balukjian’s Wax Pack. I’ve reviewed three Continue reading

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 9: Arthur Ashe biographer Dr. Raymond Arsenault

Professional biographers are an odd lot. When I write a post about someone other than me (which is rare), I obsess about it for a few days, churn out some concoction that consists of anywhere between 600-1000 words and then Continue reading

Book Review: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson II

Kevin Durant is a fascinating, NBA character study.  His story is not entirely unique, unless you consider the fact that everything that happened to him happened to arguably the best basketball player on the planet.  His life’s story, like so Continue reading

Book Review: The SIS Football Rookie Handbook: Comprehensive Scouting and Analytics Guide 2019

I go to the race track once or twice a year.  When it comes to betting on horses, I pretty much roll the dice.  There is no method to my madness.  I simply look at the biggest underdogs, box them Continue reading

Book Review: Baseball Cop by Eddie Dominguez

Have you ever signed a confidentiality agreement? I haven’t… but when my book supplier mentioned a new book was coming out and that I needed to sign over a confidentiality agreement for before agreeing to review it, I suddenly felt Continue reading

Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA by Ed O’Bannon with Michael McMann: A Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the NCAA is a self-serving institution.  It makes countless billions (with a big old ‘B’) off the student-athletes it alleges to protect. The debate over whether college athletes should be reimbursed for Continue reading