I made some predictions about the NBA season back on October 24, 2016. I love sports, but I never really did research before a season to try to make bets or what have you. This year, I spent a week (so I’m no expert) listening to podcasts and reading articles on over/unders, player trends, and… Read More NBA predictions that sort of went right (2016-17 edition)
Spring is in the air, summer is quickly approaching, and Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was a roaring success. The Baltimore Orioles, my favorite team, won in extras; The Arizona Diamondbacks, my favorite National League team (and hometown heroes), came back in the bottom of the ninth to win in dramatic fashion. Unfortunately, the betting… Read More MLB predictions sure to be wrong (2017 edition)
Podcasts are trendier than ever now. Which is a grand thing to say. There’s a lot out there – some top notch, some not so much – and trying to find the right one for you is tricky. Here are 30 I listen to that I suggest to a lot of people I meet. Most… Read More 30 podcasts from 2016 you need to subscribe to
Ah, basketball is back. It reminds me of the days when my shorts when down to my calves, my Nikes always matched my shirt, and when my favorite musician was Ludacris. Junior high was a fun time. I guess it’s also time for my inaugural blog where I predict the upcoming season so I can… Read More NBA predictions sure to be wrong (2016-17 edition)
The first quarter of 2016 had a lot of standout moments in pop culture. Here are a few of the shows, books, films, music, and moment Here are the standouts of pop culture from January 1 through March 31, 2016.
There is a lot to be said about the late, great Stuart Scott. The admiration that fellow sports journalists, athletes, and even President Obama had for him have been pouring out since Scott died on January 4, 2015 after his third battle with cancer. He first appeared on ESPN in 1993, when I was only… Read More Stuart Scott remembered
If you know me, you know that I am a fanatic when it comes to sport team names, logos, jerseys, et al. My friend Abe and I were talking about some teams recently and we did what any person in today’s culture does: google the topic. That’s when I discovered Bleacher Report’s reports on team… Read More What’s in a name? Bad team names according to ‘Bleacher Report’
America’s Pastime has been emblazoned in ink on the page for almost as long as it has been a sport. While there are some great pieces of fiction ranging from the classic The Natural to the modern hit The Art of Fielding, the most beautiful way to read baseball is in the non-fiction form. Here’s an alphabetical… Read More A brief guide to reading baseball