Five Overtimes? Why Not?

Breathe. The top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning got swept out of last year’s NHL Playoffs in the opening round by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Breathe. Those 2018-19 Lightning, who were the league favorite to win the Stanley Cup, ended up making Continue reading

How Brendon Todd almost won me $1,000… but didn’t.

I have this friend, perhaps you’ve heard of him.  His name is Kevin.  Kevin runs this website, perhaps you’ve heard of it.  It’s called the Wife Hates Sports.  It’s a site you want to tune into in case you’re considering Continue reading

“Extra, Extra! Read all about the Extra in Extras!”

I sat in the Buckhorn clubhouse with Vargas and Figueroa after somehow simultaneously managing a shitty and excellent round of golf.  Note: Vargas and Figueroa are not sidekicks from a 70s cop show, even though the names sound like it Continue reading

The case for two MVPs

I’m about to catch some heat for this next post. “Fence sitter!” they’ll scream from the rafters.  “LeBron apologist!” will cry anyone who has ever read this site.  “Make a damn decision and stick with it!” will shout the purists. Continue reading

White privilege and black national anthems: Time to change the channel

I was working behind a hypothetical bar the other night, changing the hypothetical station on a hypothetical flat screen TV.  A hypothetical couple sat directly under the TV, occasionally glancing up at it while eating their hypothetical dinners. As a Continue reading

Book Review: The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife by Brad Balukjian

A twist of fate, a stick of stale chewing gum, a cross-country road trip and a pack of baseball cards opened in a way no one has before.  Such is the vision of Brad Balukjian’s Wax Pack. I’ve reviewed three Continue reading

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading

The merge, the wave and the lack thereof: Other things wholeheartedly wrong with America, Vol. 2

Long before Covid-19 and racial injustice dominated our nation’s headlines, I noticed a disturbing trend taking over America’s roadways. That’s not to suggest this trend indirectly led to the rising tension we now find in America but I will say Continue reading

Quarterbacks say the darnedest things: The Drew Brees edition

We live in an odd time, where racial tension is as high – and high profile – as it has been in my lifetime.  That’s over a half century, folks.  File the latest Drew Brees soundbite into the annals of Continue reading