Circle of Life Forges on in NBA

Doc Rivers

It’s been a busy week for Boston Celtics fans. Even before the blockbuster deal was announced that would send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, their own bench boss had signed on for a new opportunity with the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s the end of an era in Beantown, no doubt, but are things finally getting started for Chris Paul, Blake Rivers and the Clips?


Man of Steal: Why Superman is better suited for the diamond than grid iron

Superman is Baseball

Superman is a wholesome figure, a symbol of tradition, pleasant summers and family fun. Batman? Not as much. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler explains why the Man of Steel is better suited for the diamond while his caped counterpart has more in common with the grid iron.


Ray Allen Reinvented with Miami Heat

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If that is indeed the case, then 37-year old Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen may be the definition of sanity: he does the same thing over and over again and expects the exact same result each time. Luckily for him (and us), time and time again throughout his career, he has gotten those results. For 17 years in the NBA, Allen’s job has been to make shots, and, for most of that time, he has been the best in the world at it.


The Muddy Waters of New England

Just what in the hell is happening in New England this offseason? The team remains in the news week after week after week, which is quite unlike the organization. If I write so often about the team these months (i.e. seriously, three out of my past four columns), it’s at least half because there’s been […]


If you can’t beat the SEC… join them?

Johnny Manziel

The endless years of NCAA realignment discussion seem to have died down for the moment, and the SEC has come out on top. That’s not surprising. The conference has been the dominant NCAA football power for most of the last decade, winning the last seven BCS championships, and that success arguably carried over to the realignment realm, where they didn’t lose anyone and added two impressive schools in Texas A&M and Missouri. Considering how disastrously realignment went for many, that’s not bad at all.


Major League Baseball in Australia

Clayton Kershaw

Major League Baseball has played its biggest card in the quest to develop baseball in Australia. Having already rejuvenated the previously defunct Australian Baseball League (ABL), Major League Baseball is bringing its iconic opening day to Sydney, Australia. Might a Major League series be the perfect spark to ignite the increasing public interest in Australian baseball?


Canadian Hockey League bans European goaltenders

Patrik Bartosak

The Canadian Hockey League recently made the bold decision to ban all European goaltenders from playing in the CHL. The decision comes on the heels of what the organization has perceived as decreased opportunities for homegrown netminders. Yes. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Nick Faris explains.


NHL Roster Stability: When the best move is none at all

Zdeno Chara

There are many qualities the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks have in common, from superstar goalies who have waited in the wings for their chance to lead their teams deep into the playoffs to exceptional depth at every position and well-respected captains ready to do anything to win. They also have, perhaps most importantly, management with a ton of roster patience.


Coach of the Year Fired: George Karl and History

Back in May, Denver coach George Karl won the NBA’s Red Auerbach Trophy, the award given to the association’s best coach, as selected by a panel of sportswriters. Within a month, the Nuggets fired Karl. It wasn’t a case of things going south for the Nuggets; if anything, they surpassed expectations this year. Despite lacking […]


Countdown to the Byron Buxton Countdown

Byron Buxton

The Minnesota Twins have a long history of success. Unfortunately, it’s one that’s been marred of late by injuries to key players and various cases of underachievement. Luckily for Twins fans, their fortunes have already started to course correct in the form of superstar prospect Byron Buxton. Will 19-year-old Buxton eventually save the franchise?