When Paul Banks reached out to me regarding his latest project my initial response was “Dooooon’t Caaaaare.” With that nod to the Jay Cutler meme he launched, in reality I was thrilled. If you enjoy a snarky take on a sports personality, this is your book. If you enjoy someone ripping the bandaid off of a... Read more »
Let’s take a minute to talk about the 2018 NBA Finals, shall we? If you watch Fs1 and listen to the mind-numbing piles of steaming turd that come from their talking heads, you would believe that Cleveland is dressing LeBron James and a high school JV team from Idaho. If you watch ESPN, you’ll get... Read more »
This has been exclusively a sports space in the past, but I feel compelled today to move out of the box for a moment. I’ve been a huge James Bond fan my entire life; I wrote three papers on the films in college. With news on Tuesday morning that Sir Roger Moore has passed away... Read more »
Were you born on September 9? Every year, I publish a list of folks born on February 4. This year, I’m kicking it up a notch and offering some famous folks who were born on 9/9. There’s a reason for this… which I’ll bring to the table later.
ELITE 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England – the best, Brady or not. He’ll put up big numbers again this year, even with Bennett in the mix. STARTERS 2. Greg Olsen, Carolina – aging but still Newton’s favorite target. Could benefit in the red zone with Benjamin back. 3. Travis Kelce, Kansas City – after Gronk,... Read more »
The Final Four was incredible. I was in Houston for all three games – two blowouts on Saturday and one of the all-time great championship games on Monday. Incredible theater with some really good future NBA players on display. But how many of them will hear their names in the first round? A few news... Read more »
Were you born on the Fourth of February? Of course, it isn’t as sexy or prestigious as the Fourth of July, but it’s still an outstanding day to have been born. Here are a few other notable 2/4 babies: Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics) Paul Althaus, German theologist... Read more »
Tonight, the Chicago Bears are scheduled to make the seventh overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft. Here’s a quick look back at other players Chicago teams have selected seventh overall. Chicago Bears (since 1950): 1993 – Curtis Conway, WR, USC 1962 – Ronnie Bull, RB, Baylor 1960 – Roger Davis, G, Syracuse 1959 –... Read more »
As we get set for the Academy Awards this weekend, I have already engaged in a couple conversations on social media about best/favorite sports movie. With that in mind, let’s hand out some Oscars for sports movies.
Since the end of the Olympics, the Blackhawks have made a series of minor moves. After losing defenseman Mike Kostka to Tampa Bay via waivers, the organization also lost AHL defenseman Viktor Svedberg to season-ending shoulder surgery. With Svedberg out, the Hawks traded forward Brad Winchester to Minnesota for AHL defenseman Brian Connelly. Connelly had been an... Read more »