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…
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
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
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?
Well, it was fun while it lasted. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been among the most dominant athletes we’ve ever seen. From 2004-2008, Roger Federer was the best tennis player in the world. He held his sport’s Continue reading The end of an era in a major way
I lay there on my sofa early Sunday morning, flu-ridden, back aching, both contributing to my insomnia, as I fruitlessly wished for a cure for all three.
Soon after his retirement, basketball junkies everywhere craved the second coming of Michael, so much so that we dubbed every player after him who could jump out of the gym “The Next Jordan.”
It appears we have a new blowtorch in American men’s tennis. This time around, he’s sans afro and headband.
The week that was, including Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 13: Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens
I’m always hesitant to label an athlete the best to ever play his sport