Taking on the giant

Sumo

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

Will the last person not playing fantasy football please turn out the lights?

fantasy

“Life is just a fantasy. Can you live this fantasy life?” -Aldo Nova I’m about to write a very unpopular post.  It wouldn’t be the first time. It was 7:30 last Thursday night.  Only an hour remained before kick-off of Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Twitter Jameis

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, until the Belmont Stakes

California Chrome 4th at Belmont

How do we explain our intermittent obsession with horse racing? For three short minutes, three times a year, we drop everything we’re doing, put on a funny hat, make ourselves mint juleps and glue ourselves to the nearest television screen Continue reading

When sports news is not news: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki break off engagement

Rory and Wozniacki

I was engaged once many moons ago.  It didn’t take. After many years of ups and downs, my long-term girlfriend at the time and I had grown apart.  It happens. But at least we didn’t send out wedding invitations.  (I Continue reading

Once upon a time, there were Bad Boys

Bad Boy champions

Once upon a time, NBA players beat the crap out of each other.  ESPN’s “30 for 30: The Bad Boys” pleasantly reminded us of that.  The two-hour, must-watch special highlighted the rise and fall of the Isiah Thomas-led, two-time champion Continue reading

Donald Chump’s “You’re Fired,” Volume Two: NFL free agents

New Chump Youre Fired

What was that old board game we used to play as children, the one with the dice in the plastic bubble where we’d press down on the bubble to see the dice pop around like popcorn until they finally landed Continue reading

Enlightening moments in sports interview history, Vol. 1: Linda Cohn and Ken Griffey, Jr.

Griffey Cohn

“Smiles, everyone!  Smiles!” -          Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island Ken Griffey, Jr. will go down as one of the most talented players in baseball history.  He’s sixth all-time on the career home run list.  He finished his 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.