Woe is the Orlando Magic (fan)

I woke up to news the other morning that the Orlando Magic had traded for Shabazz Napier. Shortly thereafter, I Tweeted “As an Orlando Magic fan, someone other than Shabazz Napier’s mom tell me why I’m supposed to be excited Continue reading

The woes of determining the Orlando Magic’s greatest player ever

As a sports fan and furiously obsessed sports blogger, I subscribe to various online updates.  As a Magic fan, the Orlando Sentinel is one of those.

Comparing the greats: Dwight Howard versus Patrick Ewing

Most knowledgeable basketball fans agree that the five greatest NBA centers of all-time, in no particular order, are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal.  It’s difficult to justify any other center cracking that top five.

The rise of the hybrid athlete

At any given time, there are nine players on the baseball diamond, five on the basketball court and eleven on the football field. Each sport has designated positions for its players.

December Chumpservations, Vol. 2: The injured Greg Oden, Tracy McGrady and Troy Polamalu

Portland’s Kneed Two and a half years ago, Ohio State’s Greg Oden was the consensus number one draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers. It was hoped the seven-footer would bring the franchise back to prosperity.

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 1: Doc Rivers

Back in the day, when I used to reside in the City of the Rat, I had a friend that ran a local radio station.  Let’s call him Brotha E.  Now as a result of his high-standing in the community, and the Continue reading