Debating Instant Replay with my Uncle Alex

The e-mail string started simply enough. I received an email from my Uncle Alex with nothing in the text.  The subject line read “Still like instant replay?” Years ago, right on this very website, he and I debated the merits Continue reading

One fan’s internal struggle: When is it okay to switch allegiances?

Funny things happen when you grow up a sports fan. In our misspent youth, we randomly cheer for players or teams without giving it a second thought. 

Hail or Rail Scale VII: Jay-Z, Kevin Ware, Auburn football, the Yankees, Lakers, Falcons and good old Mike Rice

HAIL 1 point – NBA Winning Streaks I don’t recall that last time we saw double-digit winning streaks by four different teams in a single NBA season. 

Parting thoughts on BJ Upton

For years, the Tampa Bay community maintained an odd sort of love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with their former centerfielder, BJ Upton.  I say former because that all ended last week.  After signing a lucrative five-year, $75 million contract, Upton Continue reading

The newest Laker revitalizes my inner hate as a sports fan

“Why can’t there be some things just for me?  Is that so selfish?” “Actually, that’s the definition of selfish.”