Derrick Rose has gone missing and other Knickerbocker tales of woe

“Bueller?  Bueller?  Frye?” -Ben Stein taking roll call in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “Murray.  Present.” – Rhys Darby as Murray Hewitt taking roll call in Flight of the Conchords   You might remember this for it wasn’t all that long Continue reading

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading

NBA’s big guns gun down gun violence for the holidays

Not long ago, in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, the NFL ran a series of public service announcements entitled “No More.”  In conjunction with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a slew of present and former NFL greats Continue reading

Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

I was once in a relationship for ten years, which in all fairness lasted about six years longer than it should have.  In its final days, things had gone sour.  Despite living together, we had grown apart.  Goals differed; disagreements Continue reading

And so it is… a bittersweet ending to an historical season

Any basketball team that suits up for Billy Donovan will have to live in the shadow of the Noah, Horford and Brewer-led team that won back-to-back championships only a few seasons ago.  It’s like having that athletic, bigger brother that Continue reading

NCAA finally frees Chris Walker: Why the waiting might not be the hardest part

Millions of sports fans around the world have been counting down the days to Super Bowl Sunday but Florida basketball fans have another far more important day marked on their calendar. Tuesday, February 4. That’s the day freshman phenomenon Chris Continue reading

A look back at Playboy’s 2007 College Basketball Season Preview

I was rummaging through a friend’s old Playboy collection recently (no, we weren’t in his tree house) when I stumbled upon one of their college basketball preview editions.  I asked if I could borrow the magazine for a “Where Are 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

How soon until a return to greatness: A Florida Gator basketball preview for 2011-2012

It’s been a while since I’ve written a Gator basketball preview.  There’s good reason for that.  To be perfectly blunt, over the past few years, the University of Florida’s basketball program has been relatively irrelevant.  By comparison, from 2005-2007, the Continue reading