“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)

Shut the Funk Up, Vol. 4: The Reporter at the Luca Doncic press conference-Mary Jane Girls Edition

I began a post just the other day with the following words… “A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs.” That officially now includes not only the games we’re watching but also the post-game press conferences, for Continue reading Shut the Funk Up, Vol. 4: The Reporter at the Luca Doncic press conference-Mary Jane Girls Edition

The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs. You used to be able to set your clock to veteran teams winning playoff series.  The greatest teams in NBA history, or at least recent history, had to pay Continue reading The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

Fines, fines, everywhere fines

A few high-profile sports figures are digging deep into their pocketbooks this week, having to pay the piper for not playing by the rules.  The men in debt are not exactly strapped for cash but no matter how you slice Continue reading Fines, fines, everywhere fines

Gaps narrowed, coaches embittered and efforts not worth their weight in gold: The Currently Troubling Case of Team USA Basketball

I’m in a pissed off mood and about to blaspheme a legend so fasten up.  Riddle me this, Batman.  Why is Gregg Popovich coaching this Olympic USA Basketball team? To be perfectly clear from the outset, Coach Pop is an Continue reading Gaps narrowed, coaches embittered and efforts not worth their weight in gold: The Currently Troubling Case of Team USA Basketball

Let the fawning over Deandre Ayton officially commence!!

Allow me to become the millionth writer to wax quasi-poetically about Deandre Ayton.  I figured going last in line allows my Ayton-fest to become the most recent in your feed. For those of you not paying attention to these NBA Continue reading Let the fawning over Deandre Ayton officially commence!!

The good, the bad and the NBA All-Star Game

I couldn’t help but see a certain dynamic develop in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.  The drama which unfolded right before the keenest of basketball eyes has been years in the making.  Good versus Evil, coming to you in June, Continue reading The good, the bad and the NBA All-Star Game

Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)