“Who’s Caitlin Clark?” (Part One)

“Who’s Caitlin Clark?” asked the friendly enough cashier and she scanned the magazine I’d bought for a sickly BCole.  BCole had ordered some food that disagreed with her so I thought a freshly printed, commemorative Caitlin Clark magazine might lift Continue reading “Who’s Caitlin Clark?” (Part One)

Birthday Bashes, Buttholes, Flying Shovels and Brotherly Love: A Week in the Life, a Reminder of Gratitude

I won’t lie.  Heading into Monday of last week, I was more anxious than normal, for several reasons. I had a sort of surprise birthday party to co-plan, my mother’s __th.  Days later, I had my first ever colonoscopy, a Continue reading Birthday Bashes, Buttholes, Flying Shovels and Brotherly Love: A Week in the Life, a Reminder of Gratitude

Five Key Takeaways From the Timberwolves-Mavericks Game As Luka Clinch a Finals Spot 

Image Source  In an astonishing turn of events, the Mavericks clinched their spot in the NBA Finals by defeating the Timberwolves 124-103. Luka Doncic set the pace early, scoring 20 points in the first quarter alone. With a 3-0 series Continue reading Five Key Takeaways From the Timberwolves-Mavericks Game As Luka Clinch a Finals Spot 

The night the mariachi ghosted: A sleuth contest for misled readers

It was your typical, atypical Monday afternoon shift at our friendly, neighborhood Irish pub.  As any experienced bartender will tell you (there’s more than just me out there, right?), no two shifts are alike, which is what makes our job Continue reading The night the mariachi ghosted: A sleuth contest for misled readers

Debating the Second Superman: SportsChump and Michael Lortz discuss a Dwight Howard return to the Magic and the possible retirement of his number

It began with a simple Tweet. One afternoon, while wasting time on the internet, I happened upon a Twitter (X) post that suggested the Orlando Magic should retire Dwight Howard’s number and sign him to a final contract that would Continue reading Debating the Second Superman: SportsChump and Michael Lortz discuss a Dwight Howard return to the Magic and the possible retirement of his number

Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

SportsChump: The PC Police are at it again, Dubs.  And this time they’ve got my coach in their sights. It’s at times like these, when someone’s comments ruffle someone else’s feathers, that I reach out to a man who has Continue reading Point-Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Goalies Wearing Skirts by SportsChump and J-Dub

Anthony Edwards: The bad guy, in more ways than one.

Anthony Edwards is doing something nobody has ever done. Sure, Magic Johnson led his Lakers team to an NBA championship in his rookie season, but that team was stacked as is, we are slowly learning, Anthony Edwards’ talents. Nor am Continue reading Anthony Edwards: The bad guy, in more ways than one.

Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Few athletes in the history of sport have been as controversial as Pete Rose.  Never has a conversation taken place between sports fans that hasn’t included the obligatory question: “Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?”  His is Continue reading Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien