Underestimating the San Antonio Spurs

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

Gratuitous Perpetuation of Racial Profi-Lin: Headlines we hope we’ll never see

We have repeatedly discussed on this website, the outright need for political correctness,

Is Ricky Rubio the Realio Dealio?

The NBA is currently chockfull of insanely talented point guards: Derrick Rose, Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook.  That list doesn’t even include a healthy batch of secondary, yet perfectly capable, floor generals.

The courtship of Kobe Bryant: Breaking up is hard to do

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had partners in our past where, over time, the relationship ran its course due to arguing, bickering and the inability to see eye to eye.

Western Conference Playoffs Preview: Spurs-Lakers anyone?

2011 NBA Western Conference Playoff Preview Continue reading

Weekly caption contest celebrates Alex Rodriguez, Cameron Diaz and love in the Gulf of Mexico

While most of us sit in shivering cold weather, piecing together what’s left of our checkbooks after Christmas, others who are slightly more fortunate bask in the Mexican sunshine, tanning and surfing and sipping margaritas.  Must be nice.

Hail or Rail Scale Christmas Edition: Big Ten, Falcons, Tom Brady, Gene Chizik, Greg Oden, Tony Parker, Kyle Brotzman and the Vikings

Welcome to edition three of our Hail or Rail Scale.  In the past, we’ve honored (and dishonored) Steve Spurrier, Zenyatta, Cecil Newton and Randy Moss among others. This time around we’ve compiled a brand new list of inductees who will Continue reading

NBA Playoffs Preview, Part One: San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks

Sportsfans, after months of waiting, the NBA’s second season is finally upon us. 

Privacy and the professional athlete

  In Lake Tahoe, a casino waitress alleges that a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback forced himself on her in a hotel room.  In another hotel room elsewhere in the country, someone sneaks a video camera through a keyhole to Continue reading