Tales from the Hard Rock, Vol. 6: My cellphone’s newest application and a sportsbook in waiting

I placed a wager yesterday. This wager, however, was different from all other wagers I’d ever placed and I’ve been doing this for the shy side of two decades. As of November 2, 2021, Florida residents such as myself can Continue reading

Book Review: Built to Lose by Jake Fischer

The only thing more morally corrupt than intentionally losing games is charging fans top dollar to watch you do so. There’s no more effective way to alienate an NBA fan base than losing basketball games on purpose while simultaneously assuring Continue reading

NFL to change record book thanks to Patrick Mahomes’ mom

Patrick Mahomes’ mother is furious… and the NFL is taking note. Regular watchers of the National Football League know that last year’s Super Bowl runners-up, the Kansas City Chiefs, are having a very un-Chiefs-like start.  While their defense has been Continue reading

Drama and the Brooklyn Nets

On May 21, 2021, in the heart of COVID, the New Yorker Magazine released an issue with a caricature of the Brooklyn Nets on its cover.  Mark Ulriksen’s artwork depicted Brooklyn’s big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Continue reading

2021 Week Six: The Wife Hates Sports Takes on the Lovely and Talented BCole

Remember when Biorhythms became popular in the late 1970s?  They were supposed to be some new-age scientific phenomenon that explained your mood swings.  For example, if you were having a down patch, that was because your biorhythms were low.  If Continue reading

Sights and Sounds from a Record-Setting ALDS Game One

Baseball’s been around since the mid-1800s so it’s rare that you get to see a feat that’s never been done before.  It’s even more rare when you get to see that happen in person. The Boston Red Sox had just Continue reading

Ranking the Racists: Jon Gruden

Years ago, on his weekly radio show, Jim Rome would begin his Mondays wondering whether he would get through the week without talking about someone in sports doing something asinine.  This would range from the inane to the profane, from Continue reading