When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading FIBA’s happy ending→
When sports commentary blowhards (present company excluded, of course) play the reactionary, “biggest or best ever” card, they’re generally doing so strictly for ratings. This week when you hear them talk about a little school in Maryland, however, they might Continue reading Upset!→
I’ll admit it. I’ve barely watched a single moment of this year’s Winter Olympics. Sure, I glanced at the opening ceremonies, always an eye-catcher. I’ve oohed and aah-ed at the occasional luge wipeout and yes, Shaun White winning again is Continue reading What the 2018 Olympics really need→
“Overprivileged white guy goes to a foreign country, destroys property, blames it on brown people, lies about it all, flees the country, and gets hailed as a hero. Ryan Lochte is Peak American.” Dr. Milhouse, Facebook post circa 2016 Continue reading Sports, lies and videotape→
Vince Carter once dunked over Frederic Weis in international play. Weis stood seven feet tall and Carter cleared him. To this day, that is Weis’ claim to fame and commonly considered one of the greatest dunks of all time.