Dominique, Denzel and the mystery of the Van Halen Panama

Let me preface this post by saying I love the Van Halen song “Panama.” I owned the 1984 album (yes, on vinyl) back in high school and wore it out upwards and downwards, backwards and forwards, just as I did Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part One: The Jimmy Butler Invitational

I keep an odd schedule. I work nights and weekends, which I love because it keeps me out of trouble but it also cramps my style when it comes to big time concerts or sporting events. Since I have Wednesdays Continue reading

Book Review: You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels and L. Jon Wertheim

Dominique Wilkins recently told of his early days in the NBA and the first time he had to play against Larry Bird.  Laughing as he reminisced, ‘Nique said the trash-talking that came out of Bird was like nothing he had Continue reading

Woe are the Dallas Mavericks

Even millionaires sing the blues.  After the 2009-2010 Dallas Mavericks, winners of 55 games, were eliminated from the playoffs by their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, Mark Cuban felt a need to go back to his gold-encrusted, drawing board… Continue reading

Dunk you very little, NBA

Watching the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest has always been a tradition for me. I haven’t missed a single one in over twenty years. The names of former champions, Erving, Jordan, Ceballos, Nance, Carter, Wilkins and Webb ring proudly like a Continue reading