A tale of two cities

Miami map

Argentinians took to the streets of Miami this week in celebration of their World Cup semifinals victory over the Netherlands.  Blue and white shirts and flags adorned the streets of South Beach with every last Argentine partying until last call Continue reading

Conversation with a Lakers fan

Crazy Lakers fans

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Lakers were irrelevant.  It was a brief period in their otherwise celebrated history, one which their fans would rather forget… but it happened. After losing in the NBA Finals to the Chicago Bulls Continue reading

A fever-inspired, sports world turned upside-down Chumpservations, Vol. 32

Thinker sick

I’ve been bed-ridden lately with a pretty nasty fever so I apologize for not contributing my usual batch of internet clutter.  The good news is that my doctor has ruled out mono, halitosis, gingivitis and chronic tardiness so I got 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

Underestimating the San Antonio Spurs

spurs big three

I feel an apology is in order. As a hardcore, self-professed basketball jones, of all people, I should know better than to underestimate the always underestimated San Antonio Spurs.  Somehow, once again, I fell victim to doing so.  I know Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Volume Three: Combating the unidentifiable, uneducated and unfortunately opinionated forum-dweller

Sports Snobbery

I recently joined a new, online forum.  As one who runs roughshod through a number of different social media sites to promote my own, I’m always looking to share, but not necessarily impose, my opinions on others. The new forum Continue reading

A Tale of Two Drafts

A Tale of Two Drafts

The upcoming NFL and NBA Drafts are more similar than any we’ve seen in recent history.  In fact, they’re so similar, it’s eerie. This year, I’ll feel like I’m watching a Wheel of Fortune rerun except instead of the lucky Continue reading

Have we nothing better to talk about? Rethinking the ridiculousness of the NBA Mount Rushmore argument

NBA Mount Rushmore

I had really planned on leaving this one alone.  After all, choosing the four best players to have ever played a sport is entirely subjective.  I might include Player A on my mountainside and justify that argument until I’m blue Continue reading

Bad teams! Bad!

sports fan bad head

“That’s right, that’s right.  We bad!  Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Super bowl xlviii

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating.