To tank or not to tank: When winning just isn’t all that important

I was watching Lakers-Nuggets Game Five the other night.  You remember that game in Los the Staples Center where Kobe Bryant scored 43, yet his team still couldn’t close out the series?

Reasons we love sports, Vols. 1 and 2: Fruit baskets and breakups (video)

Listen to the next few stories and follow along, as if you haven’t already.  They might help you sports fans on the fringe understand why so many of us on the other end of that spectrum tailgate on Saturdays, huddle Continue reading

A mid-season look at NFL over-unders

Now that we’ve reached the mid-way point of the NFL season, I thought it’d be wise to revisit our Over/Under contest and see whether any of us have been able to cash a winning ticket.

Ebbs and woes: Tim Tebow, Tony LaRussa, Kim Kardashian, Eagles, Saints, college football realignment and Big Foot

“We live in a cynical world, filled with tough competitors.” – Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire

Biker dude cowers to pit bull puppy and what that has to do with sports

I was scrolling through my television channels on another insomnia-ridden night and stumbled upon something intriguing.

Chumping to Conclusions about Alabama, Boise State, Terrelle Pryor, UCLA, Tennessee, Steve Spurrier, Donovan McNabb, Calvin Johnson and when a completion is not a completion

Is Alabama really THIS good?  Let me get this straight.  They played their first two games without their starting running back.  Their second game was against a school we thought would be a worthwhile opponent in Penn State and they Continue reading

NFL Preview: Part 1 (AFC)

Here is part 1 (AFC) of my two part NFL preview. I debated picking projected records, grading off seasons or just delivering instructions on how to knit a Bill Belichick Patriots cut off sweatshirt (to be used as bonfire kindling Continue reading