The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to 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

Mountains out of molehills: Deandre Jordan disses Dallas for L.A

I can’t believe I’m even taking time out of my extremely busy schedule (yoga, semi-nude sunbathing, overall disorderly conduct) to discuss the goings on in the Deandre Jordan sweepstakes but since everyone else has jumped on the ‘this is incredibly Continue reading

The long and winding road to a home Game Seven: A play-by-play

Saturday, Apr. 25 11:57 pm – The Tampa Bay Lightning had just lost Game Five at home.  Confidently, I send a text to Dr. Milhouse that reads simply “I want a game seven ticket.”  The odds suggest there is no Continue reading

The “Donald Sterling Please Go Away Just Not to a Predominantly Black Church” caption contest

So Donald Sterling is a god-fearing man.  Who knew? In an apparent effort to clear his name and win over the good will of some black folks, the soon-to-be-former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers attempted a little image repair Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 31: NBA post-season edition

Mom.V.P. I’ve got a mom. For better or for worse, I’m the kind of man I am today because of her. Apparently Kevin Durant is too. In perhaps one of the most moving MVP Award acceptance speeches we’ve ever heard, Continue reading

The historical significance of the Warriors-Clippers series

The Clippers-Warriors series has finally ended in a slugfest we knew would go the full fifteen rounds. We watched all seven games, glued to our television sets knowing that, in light of the Donald Sterling comments, this series meant far Continue reading

The Twitterverse expounds upon Donald Sterling and the fifteen minutes of fame he’d like to have back

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times.  I don’t feel sorry for billionaires. One such billionaire, Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was recently caught in a compromising position, one in which a racially-inspired Continue reading