Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

Every time I think about whether a franchise should keep a player, or perhaps more importantly whether a fan base has turned on a player, I can’t help but think about what went down in Orlando in the summer of Continue reading Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

A gentleman walked into the bar the other day which is always my favorite way to start a blogpost. He works for the Tampa Bay Lightning as some sort of engineer who ensures the ice in the Amalie Arena meets Continue reading A Tale of Two Owners, Part Two: Shaq Now

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 Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

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 Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic

A fond farewell in Central Florida as the Magic bid adieu

“Parting is such sweet sorrow” -Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet “Fire sale. That was nothing but a fire sale in Orlando” -Reggie Miller, speaking of the Magic’s moves by the trading deadline It was a fitting goodbye, a one-point Orlando victory Continue reading A fond farewell in Central Florida as the Magic bid adieu

Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Dear Readers, I’m in a quagmire, a quandary, a mid-state scrum if you will.  So, I turn to you and ask, what is a dedicated roundball fan to do? Thanks wholeheartedly to coronavirus, the NBA has announced that the Toronto Continue reading Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

NBA postpones season… and other shitty things that happened this week

This is me wishing people are safe. This is me wishing this whole virus thing had never happened. This is me trying to find the God’s honest truth through all the media bullshit. It’s like wading through clumpy fields of Continue reading NBA postpones season… and other shitty things that happened this week

Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

The Lakers are fucking good. They carry an aura about them that few other teams have and do. It’s hard not to take your eyes off LeBron James when you see him play in person. He’s considerably larger than Aaron Continue reading Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

NBA Championships, the importance of scoring and why the 2019-2020 Orlando Magic are a far cry from both

I had an enlightening conversation with Uno Testikale the other day about the 2019-20 Orlando Magic. Having attended two home games with him last year and adjoining in our love for the team, we had a difference of opinion about Continue reading NBA Championships, the importance of scoring and why the 2019-2020 Orlando Magic are a far cry from both