Category: Sports

March Madness 2022: Medium Rare Bracket Advice

March Madness 2022: Medium Rare Bracket Advice
Last year, my 4-year-old nephew won our family’s March Madness pool. And I finished close to last place… He picked Baylor to win it all. I think he had No. 11 UCLA in the Final Four, too. But he also picked No. 16 Drexel to win a few games, simply because they’re named the Dragons.... Read more »

Kobe.

Kobe.
There’s a book on my shelf squeezed between East of Eden and Fahrenheit 451. The cover is green like a tennis court and when you run your hand over the surface it feels like a tennis ball. The first two pages show a girl alone in the wilderness and if you turn down the lights, shine your phone on... Read more »

2019 NCAA Tournament: Last minute bracket advice

This is extremely last minute. From the time I’m posting this, I think you have all of three hours to finish up a bracket. But hey, better late than never. So, to all of the procrastinators out there, or anyone looking to make some last-minute adjustments, here are links to my annual Medium Rare bracket... Read more »
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July: Our most underrated sports month

When the NBA Finals end, sometime near the end of June, I have this anxious feeling sink into the pit of my stomach. With all due respect to baseball, I’m left feeling like I’m headed into a sports void. And it makes me wonder, “What am I going to do with myself?” It is in this moment... Read more »

2018 NCAA Tournament: Treat your March Madness bracket like the stock market

2018 NCAA Tournament: Treat your March Madness bracket like the stock market
I don’t know what is more unpredictable; the stock market or the NCAA Tournament. At least with the stock market there are icons like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio who have at least had repeatable success over long periods of time. With March Madness there are no celebrity pickers. No billionaire bracketologists. The bracket experts on TV... Read more »

Have you met my sister site: Medium Rare Basketball

New ideas are hard to explain. I forget where I read about this (and I’m only 90 percent sure I’m retelling it correctly) but back when the writers were presenting the concept of Lion King to Disney, they were met with confusion. A whole lot of headscratching and that look where eyebrows scrunch together and create a bunch... Read more »
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I wouldn't bet against the XFL

It was an end of year banquet. The freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity teams all came together for awards and average spaghetti. One of the coaches stood up to talk about the freshmen team, and in his final remarks said, “I wouldn’t bet on this team.” All of the parents looked at each other. Wait, what... Read more »

Super Bowl week: State of the NFL address

I didn’t know what Blake Bortles looked like before the AFC Championship game. I can not confidently answer the question, “True or false: Nick Foles is the Eagles’ second-string quarterback.” And Case Keenum, isn’t that the legendary radio host? From one perspective, the conference championships should have been a vote of confidence for the future of the... Read more »

Kevin Durant vs. the worry trolls

When I was a sophomore in college, a couple of buddies and I had this idea of creating a fake Facebook account for a guy named “Buttscheeque Robinson” (pronounced: Buttcheek). It was this classic moment of kindergarten brand humor meets college life. We were going to create his Facebook page and find stock photos online... Read more »
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Guest Post: Alex Barker goes to NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

Ever wonder what the NBA Summer League is all about? Or what the summer heat of Las Vegas feels like in the month of July? Or do you just need a little basketball pick-me-up after what you’ve endured with the Bulls off-season? If you answered yes to any of those questions, I’m excited to present my... Read more »