Rick Pitino ends coaching career with an ‘L’

I saw Rick Pitino coach in person quite a bit back in the early 1990s.  That was one of the perks of attending a school in the Southeastern Conference.  College athletics was a healthy, even historical, distraction. Back then, SEC Continue reading

Kentucky wins basketball game over rival, fans burn couches in celebration

“The sky is burning.  I believe my soul’s on fire.” –          Bad Company, Burnin’ Sky, 1977   I’ve never understood the whole ritual of burning things after a team victory.  Why do we resort to setting things on fire in Continue reading

This week in As The Coaching Carousel Turns…

What a bizarre few days this has been for football coaches, more so than normal even.  If neck braces, nepotism, runway dismissals and billionaire babblings don’t scream made-for-television drama, I don’t know what does.

Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading

Giving it the old college try

All I want for Christmas is a slightly above average football coach. That’s probably the sentiment of most college football fans in America, for if it’s one thing we’ve learned lately, having a coach who is too successful can be Continue reading

Is Rick Pitino one of the top five, college basketball coaches of all time? SportsChump lets you decide, sort of

  I try not to be reactionary in times like these but I’m waiting for someone to convince me that Rick Pitino is not one of the top five, Division I, men’s college basketball coaches of all-time.

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…

Ripping paper/laughing baby: A metaphor for modern sports

Aside from being possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen on the internet, it occurred to me that the following video serves as the perfect metaphor for sports today.