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

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

Rick Pitino ends coaching career with an ‘L’

I saw Rick Pitino coach in person quite a bit back in the early 1990s.  That was one of the perks of attending a school in the Southeastern Conference.  College athletics was a healthy, even historical, distraction. Back then, SEC Continue reading

College Basketball Favorites Likely to Disappoint this March Madness

March Madness is almost among us – we’re seeing some teams really stepping things up as the ultimate playoff is creeping up on us, and some teams are starting to drop off. Typically, for some teams it’s easy to see Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Episode Six: Chris Webber, the time out, a car wash and the pregnant lady who wanted none of the above

Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports.  I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

I was once in a relationship for ten years, which in all fairness lasted about six years longer than it should have.  In its final days, things had gone sour.  Despite living together, we had grown apart.  Goals differed; disagreements Continue reading

Old school, new school and the differing schools of thought on the state of college basketball

Geno Auriemma has never been one to keep his opinions to himself.  The current coaching king of women’s college basketball recently called the men’s game “a joke.” He claimed the game is behind the times and lacks any consistent offense Continue reading