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 Book Review: The Stats Game by Aidan & Maxwell Resnick
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 I miss…
Professional biographers are an odd lot. When I write a post about someone other than me (which is rare), I obsess about it for a few days, churn out some concoction that consists of anywhere between 600-1000 words and then Continue reading Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 9: Arthur Ashe biographer Dr. Raymond Arsenault
Let’s speak hypothetically for a moment. Let’s pretend this event that’s about to unfold didn’t actually happen. I mean, because it didn’t. It couldn’t possibly have. Let’s pretend for one second that on college football’s opening Saturday that a theoretical Continue reading A bothersome tennis fan in king football’s court: A tale of misplaced priorities and tested patience
You lean over slightly, toe close to the baseline. You bounce the ball down onto the court; it bounces back up into your hand. You look up, across the net, staring your opponent in the eye. He stares right back. Continue reading Psychology and tennis: Old man Federer does it again
This Is Your Brain On Sports is like no other sports book you’ve ever read. Generally speaking, most sports books are biographies about legends or drawn-out depictions of a specific game, season or event. Brain On Sports is none of Continue reading Book Review: This Is Your Brain On Sports by L. Jon Wertheim and Sam Sommers
Is nothing sacred? As sports fans, we like to sit in the stands or in front of our television sets and believe everything we’re watching is real, that the players we adore are giving it their all and the franchises Continue reading NBA sells out uniformly
What if Ronda Rousey fought Floyd Mayweather… and won? What if a member already in Baseball’s Hall of Fame admitted to using steroids regularly to get an edge? What if Joe Maddon wins a World Series with the Cubs? What Continue reading What if?
With Rafa Nadal unexpectedly dropping out of the most prestigious grass tournament of the year and Kei Nishikori leaving the title race due to an injury the tennis fans are wondering: who’s next? We took a shot and tied to Continue reading Halfway Through Wimbledon: Predicting the Future
With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them. And it’s Continue reading Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?