Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

NBA Championships, the importance of scoring and why the 2019-2020 Orlando Magic are a far cry from both

I had an enlightening conversation with Uno Testikale the other day about the 2019-20 Orlando Magic. Having attended two home games with him last year and adjoining in our love for the team, we had a difference of opinion about Continue reading

FIBA’s happy ending

When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading

Drama, FIBA and history repeating itself

You probably haven’t been paying much attention to basketball these days… and why would you? The NFL season is upon us and the only basketball games that matter are being played halfway around the world, in China. The 2019 FIBA Continue reading

Is It Better to Have Lucked and Lost: The Inherent Difficulty in Measuring Y’ant To

Despite the healthy paycheck and inherent fringe benefits, presiding as general manager over a professional sports team can be a tremendously, risky endeavor. Just like Forrest Gump’s mother used to preach… life is like a box of chocolates. You never Continue reading

Break-ups, get-togethers, super teams and Anthony Davis: Collusion and today’s NBA

Definition: collusion, n. /col·​lu·​sion/: 1. secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose I broke up with a friend of mine once… or I should probably describe the situation better as him breaking up with me.  Such Continue reading

Making sense of the Hatriots

It’s the playoffs and if you’re an inquisitive mind like me (and if you’re also looking for a good tip), you have a tendency to ask people who they like this weekend. If you’re not interested in football, you’ve probably Continue reading

Why 21 doesn’t matter

The Cleveland Indians have won 21 straight baseball games.  That’s a new Major League record, which is pretty impressive considering the sport, for better or for worse, has been around since anyone reading this website has been alive. That’s right, Continue reading