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

Bad teams! Bad!

“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

Chumpservations, Vol. 29: Tweets, death threats, fake penises, chicken mcnuggets and dookie chains

Remember the old joke about the guy who walks into the doctor’s office and says “Hey, Doc. It hurts when I do this,” only to have the doctor advise him to simply stop doing it?  Apparently, Darrelle Revis isn’t familiar Continue reading

The Magic is gone: Bill Simmons, Mike Greenberg and the increasingly annoying media bias of ESPN

On NBA Draft night last year, Bill Simmons and former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers got into a war of words.  Their spat made for great television. 

And the winner of our second annual NBA Predict the Future Contest is…

All good things must come to an end.  That includes my second annual NBA Predict the Future contest.  Once again, this year’s results came down to the wire with us, in the end, declaring a brand new champion.

Hail or Rail Scale VII: Jay-Z, Kevin Ware, Auburn football, the Yankees, Lakers, Falcons and good old Mike Rice

HAIL 1 point – NBA Winning Streaks I don’t recall that last time we saw double-digit winning streaks by four different teams in a single NBA season. 

Hail or Rail Scale VI: Jadeveon Clowney, Ray Lewis, the Florida Gators and who else but the Los Angeles Lakers

We haven’t had a good Hail or Rail Scale in a while so here goes nothing…