A tale of two cities

Miami map

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

Conversation with a Lakers fan

Crazy Lakers fans

Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Lakers were irrelevant.  It was a brief period in their otherwise celebrated history, one which their fans would rather forget… but it happened. After losing in the NBA Finals to the Chicago Bulls Continue reading

Underestimating the San Antonio Spurs

spurs big three

I feel an apology is in order. As a hardcore, self-professed basketball jones, of all people, I should know better than to underestimate the always underestimated San Antonio Spurs.  Somehow, once again, I fell victim to doing so.  I know Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Volume Three: Combating the unidentifiable, uneducated and unfortunately opinionated forum-dweller

Sports Snobbery

I recently joined a new, online forum.  As one who runs roughshod through a number of different social media sites to promote my own, I’m always looking to share, but not necessarily impose, my opinions on others. The new forum Continue reading

Book Review: Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings by Peter Richmond

Phil Lord of the Rings

With all this talk about Phil Jackson moving to Manhattan to salvage the woeful Knicks, a team that coincidentally hasn’t won a title since he played for them in the 1970s, I found now to be the perfect time to Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 31: NBA post-season edition

chumpservations new height

Mom.V.P. I’ve got a mom. For better or for worse, I’m the kind of man I am today because of her. Apparently Kevin Durant is too. In perhaps one of the most moving MVP Award acceptance speeches we’ve ever heard, Continue reading

Hip-hop and Barney make a wonderful pair caption contest

drake raptors

Nothing says gangsta more than sharing a warm embrace with a stuffed purple dinosaur after a heartbreaking loss. What am I talking about, you ask? Obviously you haven’t been keeping up with the times. Canadian-born, Grammy award-winning rapper Drake is Continue reading

The historical significance of the Warriors-Clippers series

Curry yells

The Clippers-Warriors series has finally ended in a slugfest we knew would go the full fifteen rounds. We watched all seven games, glued to our television sets knowing that, in light of the Donald Sterling comments, this series meant far Continue reading

The Twitterverse expounds upon Donald Sterling and the fifteen minutes of fame he’d like to have back

Donald-Sterling

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times.  I don’t feel sorry for billionaires. One such billionaire, Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was recently caught in a compromising position, one in which a racially-inspired Continue reading

Once upon a time, there were Bad Boys

Bad Boy champions

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