The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading

The most meaningless stat of them all

Numbers are lifeblood to the history of sports.  They help us compare one player to another and one generation to the next.  Quite often, they signify greatness:  714.  .400.  16-0.   These numbers all hold meaning. But statistics can also be Continue reading

Trump tells Curry “No Soup for You!”

Eight and a half years ago, our former president, a black man, rolled up his sleeves and filled out his March Madness brackets on ESPN for all to see.  Many were taken aback, wondering a) who the hell cares whether Continue reading

Who got the better or the Kyrie-Isaiah trade?  You be the judge!

It finally went down. Months after the NBA season ended, in the aftermath of Cleveland losing to Golden State, rumors had surfaced that Cavaliers’ superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James could not coexist.  Kyrie wanted out.  He had gone to Continue reading

What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen

“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading

Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading

And this most important free agency signing of the summer is…

“Take the money and run” -Steve Miller Band “This is a moral test of one’s self, whether or not you can maintain loyalty.” -John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction The most intriguing free agency signing this off-season is 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

Your friendly neighborhood reminder that Dwight Howard is totally full of shit

It’s been ages since I’ve railed on Dwight Howard… so let’s get this reunion party started, shall we? There was a time in this website’s history where I would routinely bitch about Dwight Howard.  As a (former) Orlando Magic fan, Continue reading

Keeping up with the Warriors: A line-setting exercise in futility

Last year, with the Cavs down three games to one and facing elimination, Las Vegas reset their line for Cleveland to win the Finals.  If you had the foresight to predict the Cavs’ historic comeback, you could have made twenty-five Continue reading