Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

Every time I think about whether a franchise should keep a player, or perhaps more importantly whether a fan base has turned on a player, I can’t help but think about what went down in Orlando in the summer of Continue reading Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

Regular readers of this website know I’m the first in line to sign up for some healthy, off-season drama.  When NBA trade rumors bubble to the top of my summer stock, I morph into the town crier spreading them even Continue reading The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

Contracts, homework assignments, weight clauses and drinking on the job: The intertwining cases of Kyler Murray, Zion Williamson and me

When my girlfriend and I argue (and for the sake of this article, let’s assume this happens infrequently), she and I have successfully adopted the practice of putting ourselves in each other’s shoes, to better comprehend where the other is Continue reading Contracts, homework assignments, weight clauses and drinking on the job: The intertwining cases of Kyler Murray, Zion Williamson and me

NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think

College football season hasn’t kicked off yet and we’re already seeing things we’ve never seen.  Kids cashing checks for nine figures has set a new precedent all the while ruffling the feathers of the old school college football fan.  Meanwhile, Continue reading NIL, the Transfer Portal and why the two-time national champion at two different schools isn’t as far away as you might think

Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

I tend bar in an Irish pub in Ybor City.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Ybor is a relatively urban part of Tampa, deeply entrenched in rich Italian, Cuban and Spanish cultural heritage.  Brick streets, century old Continue reading Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A gentleman walked into the bar the other day which is always my favorite way to start a blogpost. He works for the Tampa Bay Lightning as some sort of engineer who ensures the ice in the Amalie Arena meets Continue reading A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

I watched this video the other day.  It reminded me of a story, and pissed me off, all at the same time.  I’ll wait until you’re done gawking before I elaborate. Go ahead and press play, Orlando Magic fans. I Continue reading Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

“This one hits a little different.” -Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, four-time NBA Champion With minutes left to play in Game Six of the NBA Finals, on the infamous parquet floor some 3000 miles from where he plays his home Continue reading Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

LeBillionaire

The internet was set ablaze today with news that LeBron James had officially become… a billionaire.  This, of course, came as shocking news to no one.  With his multitude of endorsement deals, real estate investments, teams played for and teams Continue reading LeBillionaire