The NBA coaching carousel redux

Blatt

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading

Decisions, decisions: #1s versus #2s over the years

winston mariota

“Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool” -Mary MacGregor By virtue of finishing dead last in the league in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the rights to the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. What to do, Continue reading

Coexistence and the difficulties that lie within: JR Smith lands gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers

JR Smith sits down

Some relationships are destined for failure.  You can sense it before it happens.  That first fight, that little squabble, that annoying thing your partner does that you put up with for a while but that you know will ultimately lead Continue reading

The Knicks are soooooo bad… (How bad are they?)

Knicks bad

Let’s take a break from football for a brief moment to talk about some recent atrocities of the hardcourt. I’ve been so involved with work and the end of this football season lately that I have yet to watch an Continue reading

The shortened season, why it will never happen and why any discussion of such matters is absolutely ludicrous

NBA schedule

LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki recently had a conversation about the merits of shortening the basketball season. Yawn! Before delving into this matter wholeheartedly, I’d like to know where this conversation took place.  Did it take place over a fancy Continue reading

Patriots, Pressers and Perfectly Pitched Pouts: New England coach goes Belisheed on his way to Cincinnati

The hoodie

One of the most underrated and commonly forgotten press conferences of all time is Rasheed Wallace’s “Both Teams Played Hard.”  It falls slightly short of Allen Iverson’s “We Talkin’ ‘Bout Practice” but then again, what doesn’t? Back in 2003, Rasheed Continue reading

Another one bites the dust: Atlanta Hawks owner to sell share of team after racist remarks

Bruce Levenson

In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, comedian Chris Rock gave a hysterical yet true depiction of wealthy white America in his opening monologue of the 2014 BET Awards. “Now let me get this straight.  An 83-year old white Continue reading

They Said What? Volume Seven: Kobe Bryant

Kobe peace

There’s a reason why fringe the sports fan resents professional sports and the athletes that play them.  Kobe Bryant is a stark reminder of that. In a recent interview, Kobe Bryant said he believes athletes like he and LeBron James Continue reading

They said what, Volume Six: Chris Archer, Adolpho Birch, Stephen A. Smith, Drew Brees, Shelley Meyer and Derrick Rose

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Oh how a simple flip of the bat can ruffle some feathers. On a recent road trip to Tampa Bay, the Boston Red Sox took on a three-game set against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays took Continue reading

A tale of two cities

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Argentinians took to the streets of Miami this week in celebration of their World Cup semifinals victory over the Netherlands.  Blue and white shirts and flags adorned the streets of South Beach with every last Argentine partying until last call Continue reading