The most meaningless stat of them all

Numbers are lifeblood to the history of sports.  They help us compare one player to another and one generation to the next.  Quite often, they signify greatness:  714.  .400.  16-0.   These numbers all hold meaning. But statistics can also be Continue reading

Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading

Two times it’s okay to lose a wager

When it comes to losing money, I do it with flair. Don’t get me wrong.  I’d much rather win all my wagers, kick back in the Caribbean sipping rum drinks out of pineapples and freely pilot my Learjet to Las Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?

In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook.  By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s Continue reading

Closure, finally.

Well, it’s finally over.  Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading

Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets

Excuse me while I get this off my chest.  I just need to get my money’s worth after a season of horribly, ill-advised wagering.  We’ll get to that in a bit. By no means am I a Houston Rockets fan.  Continue reading

Dwight Howard: The seven-foot gift that keeps on giving

If you’ve subscribed to this website since its inception, you’re probably wondering what’s taken me so long to write about the current Dwight Howard situation. There was a point in time where I regularly wrote about our Dwight.  It’s been Continue reading

Clarifying the MVP debate

In a recent radio interview with Dan Patrick, Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love said that Russell Westbrook is more deserving of this year’s MVP Award than Love’s own teammate LeBron James.  In their never-ending quest to make something out of nothing, Continue reading