Clarifying the MVP debate

Curry and Harden

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

The NBA coaching carousel redux

Blatt

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading

Coexistence and the difficulties that lie within: JR Smith lands gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers

JR Smith sits down

Some relationships are destined for failure.  You can sense it before it happens.  That first fight, that little squabble, that annoying thing your partner does that you put up with for a while but that you know will ultimately lead Continue reading

ESPN celebrates Pick On Kobe Bryant Week

Kobe ball

If you had been paying close enough attention, you could have seen this coming a mile away. ESPN is making its own news again.  This time around, they literally created a story out of the cool Los Angeles air. As Continue reading

The shortened season, why it will never happen and why any discussion of such matters is absolutely ludicrous

NBA schedule

LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki recently had a conversation about the merits of shortening the basketball season. Yawn! Before delving into this matter wholeheartedly, I’d like to know where this conversation took place.  Did it take place over a fancy Continue reading

They Said What? Volume Seven: Kobe Bryant

Kobe peace

There’s a reason why fringe the sports fan resents professional sports and the athletes that play them.  Kobe Bryant is a stark reminder of that. In a recent interview, Kobe Bryant said he believes athletes like he and LeBron James Continue reading

Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel!!! In other less important news, Sam Bradford is out for the season.

Sam sacks Manziel

This pre-season, two NFL players have been talked about more than any others.  Those two men are Michael Sam and Johnny Manziel.  (And BOOM!  Just by mentioning those two names in my opening paragraph, my website received a million more Continue reading

Barred Conversations: Johnny Manziel, Madonna, Moody Blues and Hall of Fame Worthiness

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I was chatting up my local bartender after a mid-afternoon round of golf the other day when I stumbled onto yet another bizarre sports conversation. The gentleman pouring the drinks had a few years on me.  A replay of some Continue reading

#AskJameis campaign teaches lesson in cruelty and other ill-advised Twitter forum ideas

Twitter Jameis

Florida State University and its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Jameis Winston, recently realized that Twitter can have more of a bite than Shark Week. In keeping with the 21st century, someone in charge of the Florida State athletic brain trust Continue reading

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