Basketball

Why Joe Dumars can’t lose in the Iverson trade

Like many general managers in the association Joe Dumars is no stranger to controversy. The difference between Dumars however has been his ability to thrive on this controversy, to prove the critics wrong and above all, to win. Dating back to his playing days, Dumars has been engulfed by controversy as a member of the […]

Basketball

Where did it all go wrong for Isiah?

If Isiah Thomas had chosen Hollywood for his career path over the NBA, he would never have been cast in the role of a gang leader. His boyish grin and diminutive frame made him more Gary Coleman than Al Pacino. However, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Thomas was indeed the leader of a […]

Baseball

Phillies feel the brotherly love

With the Philadelphia Phanatic waving the banner on the mound at Citizens Park, it all became clear. The Philadelphia Phillies are the 2008 World Series Champions. All year long, to many people, this Phillies team has always been talked about to make the playoffs but was never considered to come out as World Champions. Entering […]

Football

The Man Behind the Dynasty

Who cares about Tom Brady? You shouldnt. Save for those whose fantasy seasons were ruined by taking Tom Terrific with their opening selections and watching in pain as he walked off the field for good in the seasons first week, the loss of Brady should not be too distressing for fans of the NFL and […]

Basketball

How T.J. Ford plans to make a difference

On a summery day in the end of June, amidst a limitless flurry of rookie rumors and speculation, Canadian news broke that Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo had pulled the trigger on a blockbuster deal that would see his club part ways with chronically under-used T.J. Ford in exchange for former MVP candidate-turned-injury prone […]

Basketball

Tragic figure: Basketball without Len Bias

Len Bias had that swagger, you know what Im talking about, like the Fab Five, like MichaelĀ Jordan, that no-nonsense, I can do what I want, dress how I want, and be what I wanna be, because I am that good kind of swagger. The kind of shit you cant teach, that win at all costs […]

Basketball

The challenge for the Celtics is to become truly great

In sport, it’s said that the greatest challenge is not to become a champion, but to remain a champion. Anyone can win something once, but to do it all over again proves to any doubters that the initial success was fully deserved and did not come about by chance or any other mitigating factor. Right […]

Other Sports

Around the Horn with Jim Van Horne

Jim Van Horne has long been synonymous with both radio and television broadcasting. Most prominently known for delivering sports from behind the desk as a TSN original, Van Horne is still going strong. Growing up listening to CHUM AM, Van Horne’s childhood dream was to be a DJ. He realized that dream in 1971 when […]

Baseball

How to build the 2008 World Series champion

It’s likely impossible to locate a person who predicted a Tampa Bay-Philadelphia World Series matchup. Coming into the year, Tampa Bay was an improving club with some intriguing potential, but anybody who tells you that they were an actual threat is undoubtedly joking. As for Philadelphia, they were known to have talent, but with no […]

Basketball

The come up: A look at the 2003 McDonald’s All-Americans

To the untrained eye, the annual McDonald’s All-American game is just another in the long list of high school all-star games, but to the rest of us it’s a preview; a glimpse at the future of professional basketball, and perhaps no class has been more indicative of this foresight than the class of 2003. Numbers […]