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

How Matt NeSmith, Gary Woodland and Matthew Fitzpatrick all Luke Listed me

“If it weren’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.” – Albert King, 1967 If you are not yet familiar with my growing resentment for Luke List, you haven’t been paying close enough attention. Luke List is Continue reading

A Rough Day at the Office

The day started out as delightful as any other: black coffee from my Kuerig, an everything bagel topped with nova and a text to Doctor Milhouse to review the day’s gambling lines. With a full slate of activity going into Continue reading

Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic

I experienced a moment of sheer nervousness scant minutes before the Magic game was about to start.  Having arrived ninety minutes before tip-off to catch a glimpse of the five, future Hall of Famers that would grace the floor that Continue reading

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

Chumpservations, Vol. 41: Asterisks and capital punishment

My favorite Peanuts character was, and has always been, Linus.  Sure, Snoopy was the coolest, Schroeder landed the ladies (even though he was more interested in Beethoven), and Charlie Brown, well, he was nobody’s favorite character.  That’s the whole gist Continue reading