How to Lose a Game Three Minutes at a Time

The Final Three Minutes of Every Quarter Are Deciding The ECFs The best coach I ever had in any sport was my first basketball coach, Mr. Smith (his actual name). Mr. Smith had a wealth of basketball knowledge, but his gift was simplifying the game for his players. One of his best tricks was to [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|NBA, News|6,750 Comments

The Problem with “The Problem with Apu.”

The Uproar About Apu is Either Much Ado About Nothing... or Everything By now you have probably heard about, if not watched, Hari Kondabolu's "The Problem with Apu." He goes about examining "The Simpsons" character and discussing how he, and others, feel about the rife-with-stereotype Kwik-E-Mart owner. While normally I would let somebody "being offended about [...]

By | April 29th, 2018|News|4,168 Comments

The Memories of Heartbreak; The Whalers Belong to Hartford

The Hartford Whalers Will Forever Be Linked to One City; Hartford 11,776. 12,203. 12,594 vs. 13,680. 11,983. 11,835. The first three numbers are the season averages in attendance over the last three years for the Carolina Hurricanes, no longer owned by Peter Kampanos. The next three numbers are the season averages in attendance of the [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|News|2,751 Comments

Farrell Fares Fairly Well in Extras

Farrell Keeps Sox Going Strong in Extras and into the Next Day The old saying in baseball is you can blame one-run losses on the manager/coach. Well, the inverse is also true; if you win a game by one run, you have to give credit to the manager for holding the ship together. While some [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Farrell Fares Fairly Well in Extras

Sports are Awesome, Sports are Awful

The Zero Sum Aspect of Sports Sports are awesome, but sports are awful. Sports are awesome because they teach you so many good life lessons. Sports are awful because at their core, they are a zero sum game. The greatest sports battles pit two teams against one another that are perfectly even. Despite a perfectly [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Sports are Awesome, Sports are Awful

Sometimes it Really is Fun to Watch the World Burn

The Rugby World Caught on Fire This Weekend, The Result was Hilarious As Michael Caine’s Alfred in the Dark Knight famously uttered, “some men just want to watch the world burn.” While I might not want to watch the entire world burn, I do have to admit, every so often I enjoy a mild brush [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Sometimes it Really is Fun to Watch the World Burn

Objectively Speaking, Your Subjective Takes are Wrong

One of my best friends growing up (who happened to be one of the weirdest—yet smartest—guys I’ve ever come across) had this one saying I always wanted to argue with, but never found the loophole for: “There is no such thing as bad music, only music you don’t like.” Being the contrarian I am, I [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Objectively Speaking, Your Subjective Takes are Wrong