Jimmy Butler solidifies “superstar” status, gives internet one less thing to argue about

I read some comments on Twitter the other day that got me thinking about two things. One is that I need to stay off the internet.  The drivel that’s eroding cyberspace these days is mind-numbing.  The second thing I thought Continue reading Jimmy Butler solidifies “superstar” status, gives internet one less thing to argue about

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 A Rough Day at the Office

Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition

We are smack dab in the middle of the NBA playoffs.  If you’ve been paying close enough attention, you’ll notice one thing rings true much more so than in recent years. We might be about to witness a changing of Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition

Bam Adebayo is a baaaaad motha… shut yo’ mouth! I’m just talkin’ about Bam!

I placed my lone wager for the day early Tuesday evening.  Nothing over the top, just twenty bucks on a two-team parlay: Celtics minus the two, Denver Nuggets plus the seven-and-a-half.  The twenty bucks, if it hit, was to come Continue reading Bam Adebayo is a baaaaad motha… shut yo’ mouth! I’m just talkin’ about Bam!

Coming to an Association near you: Collusion-Gate

Not long ago, the NFL got their man. Curiously enough, the player they were going after was one of the faces of the league and the winningest quarterback of all time. You see, the man they call Tom Brady had Continue reading Coming to an Association near you: Collusion-Gate

New Tampa stadium talk a steaming pile of hooey

Now I know how Cleveland felt. Years ago, the man known as LeBron James made the biggest mistake of his career.  Personally, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal but history will remember it as such. LeBron Continue reading New Tampa stadium talk a steaming pile of hooey

Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

I stood at the bar in front of the TV with friends like I had so many times before.  The NBA Draft lottery was on and this was to be a big one. You see, two game-changers were going to Continue reading Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading Identity and the Golden State Warriors

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading 2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, Continue reading Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors