Once upon a time, NBA players beat the crap out of each other. ESPN’s “30 for 30: The Bad Boys” pleasantly reminded us of that. The two-hour, must-watch special highlighted the rise and fall of the Isiah Thomas-led, two-time champion Continue reading
I started a series a while back that I haven’t followed up on lately. I hadn’t felt the need… until now. The series, which I like to call Sports Snobbery, is loosely based on High Fidelity, a film in which Continue reading
I had really planned on leaving this one alone. After all, choosing the four best players to have ever played a sport is entirely subjective. I might include Player A on my mountainside and justify that argument until I’m blue Continue reading
“That’s right, that’s right. We bad! Uh huh!” -Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy, 1980 We’ve talked a lot about fandom over the past few months, more specifically when it is acceptable for sports fans to switch allegiances and what rights we Continue reading
The pierced, black giant strutted into the Oval Office as if he felt perfectly at home there. He and the president had been friends dating back to their Chicago days although few knew the extent of their relationship. Even then, Continue reading
JERRY: Every time you get the ball you shoot.
“There’s this incident that occurs with Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr on a basketball practice floor, where there’s a little tension between them, and eventually Michael reacts to it and hits Steve. And at that point there’s a turning point Continue reading
This post is for the casual basketball fan, not the over-eager basketball jones like me but the one who tunes in to only a few games a year, knows a few big named players and can probably pick LeBron, Kobe Continue reading
Good mascots are hard to find. San Diego Chickens and Philly Phanatics don’t grow on trees.
Remember the old joke about the guy who walks into the doctor’s office and says “Hey, Doc. It hurts when I do this,” only to have the doctor advise him to simply stop doing it? Apparently, Darrelle Revis isn’t familiar Continue reading