Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

FIBA’s happy ending

When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading

Drama, FIBA and history repeating itself

You probably haven’t been paying much attention to basketball these days… and why would you? The NFL season is upon us and the only basketball games that matter are being played halfway around the world, in China. The 2019 FIBA Continue reading

#BasketballMovies

The NBA season is once again upon us, my friends.  I was saving this Twitter hashtag for just the occasion. Thanks to the twisted minds of Chris Hardwick and Comedy Central, we can now take our basketball and our movies, Continue reading

The NBA’s ongoing (and rather unfounded) image problem

“I am… whatever you say I am” -Eminem, The Way I Am   I had an interesting conversation about sports the other day with a complete stranger.  Actually, I had met this gentleman once or twice before but our previous Continue reading

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, 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

Twitter celebrates reemergence of Adam Morrison

Adam Morrison is an easy target. The former Gonzaga, NCAA Co-Player of the Year was spotted at his alma mater’s Elite Eight matchup against the Duke Blue Devils.  Ironically, it was former Dukie JJ Redick with whom he shared that Continue reading

They said what, Volume Six: Chris Archer, Adolpho Birch, Stephen A. Smith, Drew Brees, Shelley Meyer and Derrick Rose

Oh how a simple flip of the bat can ruffle some feathers. On a recent road trip to Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox took on a three-game set against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays took Continue reading