Standing In The Hall Of Fame

I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.  When you’ve been a passionate sports fan as long as I have, you look forward to these rituals as much for a signpost of how much entertainment you’ve been given by the honorees for as long as they were capable of providing it as … Read more

A Place For The Sun

On a night when the second half for the Los Angeles Rams was an illustration of complete collapse, the Connecticut Sun demonstrated to a far smaller audience how to actually close out a game. With all five of its starters scoring in double figures, the Sun used a 25-5 fourth quarter, including the game’s final … Read more

Durant Due Rant

So after nearly an entire summer of uncertainty, where virtually every sports media outlet offered speculation and even sports books offered odds on where Kevin Durant would be playing this fall, yesterday the handicapping came to an end when it was announced that Durant and the team he has been contractually obligated to play for … Read more

Hoop, Hoop Hooray

While it hasn’t quite risen to the level of anticipation that the release of the NFL schedule has achieved, yesterday’s announcement of the 2022-23 NBA schedule was noteworthy enough to warrant a special hour on ESPN–at least for now one of its dedicated broadcast partners–and lots .of scrutiny from eager fans who are perhaps longing … Read more

Heaven Is Cackling

When I was a morbidly obese schoolkid obsessed with sports but devoid of even the remotest physical skills or desire to engage competively, I instead chose to hit my “home runs” via the competition to read as many books in our public school library as possible.  I quickly learned that the 796 section, back in … Read more

Brothers Finally Spare Some Dimes

Almost lost in the barrage of rookie debuts and superstar schmooze at last week’s NBA Summer League festivities in Las Vegas was the news, at long last, that the NBA will reward 115 surviving players from the ABA with “recognition payments” that are not a formal pension but will nevertheless give something to people truly … Read more

Free Brittney!!!

That OTHER midsummer classic, the WNBA All-Star Game, is being held today in Chicago.  Emulating the format that their big brother has embraced, the glorified choose up sides exhibition will feature two teams captained by two rising stars,A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm. There will be a modest … Read more

The Summer Game?

I admit I am unabashedly old school in many ways, and I make no apologies for it.  I have the perspective of a simpler time from my childhood, one where the only guns my school was worried about seeing were filled with bbs or water. So when I think of a summer pasttime, my first … Read more