Taking on the giant

So apparently Bill Simmons wants out of ESPN. And this is interesting why? I’m about to tell you why but first off, a little about Mr. Simmons. Bill Simmons started out as a blogger.  That’s right.  A blogger. The guy Continue reading

The historical significance of the Warriors-Clippers series

The Clippers-Warriors series has finally ended in a slugfest we knew would go the full fifteen rounds. We watched all seven games, glued to our television sets knowing that, in light of the Donald Sterling comments, this series meant far Continue reading

The Magic is gone: Bill Simmons, Mike Greenberg and the increasingly annoying media bias of ESPN

On NBA Draft night last year, Bill Simmons and former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers got into a war of words.  Their spat made for great television. 

The tenuous tenure of an NBA head coach

Gregg Popovich became the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs in 1996.  Doc Rivers began coaching the Celtics in ‘04.  Erik Spoelsta started his tenure with the Miami Heat in 2008, five years ago.  That makes Spoelstra the third Continue reading

Six surefire ways to fix the Orlando Magic

“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” -Peter Finch as Howard Beale in Network   That’s it.  I’m fed up! I have been a die-hard Orlando Magic fan for years, supporting the team through thick Continue reading

Who needs boxing? Heavyweights alive and well in NBA

I’ve often griped about the demise of the professional boxing’s heavyweight division.  It’s a sport, on which many of us were raised, that is now virtually non-existent.  After watching the slugfest that has taken place the first few games of Continue reading

How Doc Rivers enjoyed his return to Orlando (and spoiled mine): Celtics down Magic in Game One

When I received word that the world’s biggest Helen Reddy fan had a spare ticket to Game One of the Magic-Celtics series, I jumped at the opportunity.  In retrospect, listening to “Delta Dawn” and “I Am Woman” for two-and-a-half hours Continue reading

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 1: Doc Rivers

Back in the day, when I used to reside in the City of the Rat, I had a friend that ran a local radio station.  Let’s call him Brotha E.  Now as a result of his high-standing in the community, and the Continue reading