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

A Serbian scuffle and the changing nature of NBA fisticuffs

Just when we thought we were about to witness an old-school NBA scuffle, the internet stepped in to remind us we’re in 2021 and not 1981. In Tuesday night’s game between the Nuggets and the Heat, reigning MVP Nikola Jokic Continue reading

Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick

The Stats Game, written by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick, begins as if written by two angry old men, which is ironic considering the authors are far from it.  In fact, the whiz kids are still teenagers.  It doesn’t take long, Continue reading

One last Stanley Cup celebration for the ages (until the next one)

Sorry, this post has been delayed.  We’ve been celebrating Lord Stanley for two straight weeks.  Here goes our official recount… as we recall. Walking into a stadium felt odd.  After all, it’s been almost a full calendar year since any Continue reading

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

I miss…

I miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and Continue reading