Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part One: Bill Russell and the Rochester Royals

Malcom Gladwell coined the term “tipping point” which refers to a point in time where a certain specific event changes the course of history.  One such decision came on April 30, 1956 in Rochester, New York of all places.  Two Continue reading

Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

I stood at the bar in front of the TV with friends like I had so many times before.  The NBA Draft lottery was on and this was to be a big one. You see, two game-changers were going to Continue reading

NBA’s post-post-season more exciting than season itself

“Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” -Days of Our Lives’ (and potentially the NBA’s new) promotional tagline   It’s been quite the last two weeks for the National Basketball Association.  If you’re into made-for-television Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 34: Draft picks, cookie monsters and the last great boxing match any of us will ever see

Draft Picks Gone Bad You see some disturbing things while surfing the internet but this week, disturbing just kicked it up a notch. I don’t know whether draft busts Sam Bowie or Ryan Leaf have ever sunk so low as Continue reading

To lose or not to lose. That is the question.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Technically speaking, neither team has anything to play for. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to that time of the NFL season again, the very final week, when the Continue reading

A Tale of Two Drafts

The upcoming NFL and NBA Drafts are more similar than any we’ve seen in recent history.  In fact, they’re so similar, it’s eerie. This year, I’ll feel like I’m watching a Wheel of Fortune rerun except instead of the lucky Continue reading

The “What We Should Have Done” Approach to March Madness

We un-crumple the brackets we tossed to the floor in disgust only a day into the tournament.  We look at them again, hoping, begging for a chance.  There’s not one.  We wonder how things could have gone so horribly wrong.  Continue reading