Eric Cernak, LeBrode and how fans become fans

My favorite player growing up was Carl Yastrzemski. Hailing from New York City but having spent formative years in Providence, Rhode Island, the Boston Red Sox became my favorite team.  This was the late 1970s.  Of all the Sox I Continue reading

Ja Morant and the Memphis Friggin’ Grizzlies

“There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Reggie Hammond.” -Eddie Murphy, 48 Hours, 1982 In the grand scheme of things, most NBA regular season games are relatively meaningless. Every so often, however, one comes along that demonstrates Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 41: Asterisks and capital punishment

My favorite Peanuts character was, and has always been, Linus.  Sure, Snoopy was the coolest, Schroeder landed the ladies (even though he was more interested in Beethoven), and Charlie Brown, well, he was nobody’s favorite character.  That’s the whole gist Continue reading

Unimaginable underdog parlay undoes Doctor Milhouse

There is a scene near the end of My Cousin Vinny that recently drew uncanny comparison to real live events, so much so that I thought I’d been planted smack dab in the movie set courtroom, with an awkward Joe Continue reading