• Steroids: The victimless crime
  • Done with just one
  • Big Games Start to Shape Up the Pac-12
  • New Kings on the Block
  • Pac 12: What We Learned This Weekend

An open letter to (d)eandre (j)ordan

July 9, 2015 Dear mr jordan (capitalization deliberately ignored)   I am but a regular man. An average joe, with an average job and I live the average American life. I have few loves. My wife, my dog, my golf clubs and my sports teams. Outside of kicking my dog, insulting my wife or stealing my irons you have done the worst thing possible to me. You messed with my…

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Who Should Be OKC’s Next Coach

Mark Jackson. Maybe Kevin Ollie, but Mark Jackson. Today, by text and during my lunch, Jay, Zack and I went back and forth on the subject. Jay and I said some irrational (borderline inappropriate at times) things that in the moment made sense, but then quickly eroded, Zack stayed the course of fairly logical, and like usual, was careful to say anything that would upset the wagon, but did hate on…

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Steroids: The victimless crime

  I’ve said a hundred times, don’t hate the player, hate the game. This may be the first where it actually applies and is not tongue in cheek. Alex Rodriguez didn’t hurt anyone, in fact he helped the Yankees win a championship. Fans cheered his successes while ESPN and sport casters alike filled many days of otherwise nothingness discussing the successes and follies of the greatest prospect and possibly talent…

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Done with just one

Each year I picket Mark Emmert at his place of work as NCAA President. This year I will be holding a sign, and chanting the words that read “One-and-done is no fun.” Mark Emmert is the Grinch of sports whose heart is yet to grow three sizes. The weird thing about this is that Mark and I actually agree, and even weirder – he’s not the one who screwed this thing up.

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Big Games Start to Shape Up the Pac-12

In a weekend overshadowed in most circles by football, the Pac-12 basketball season added some pretty interesting story lines. As twelve teams begin to position themselves for a weekend in Vegas there were more than a few games with heavy implications this past weekend and much to look forward to this week.   Arizona Thumps Utah Perhaps nobody in the country had looked as dominant as Utah has looked since…

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New Kings on the Block

It wasn’t long that long ago that Runnin Ute Basketball was an afterthought around Salt Lake City. It was once rumored that the Huntsman center was haunted. Passing coeds would occasionally hear strange thumps and screeching sounds, causing them to quicken their pace. Years later it was determined that a basketball game was happening, but nobody knew about it. Let’s clear something up, yes the first paragraph was a way for…

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Pac 12: What We Learned This Weekend

  Chances are if you’re like most red blooded Americans you spent your weekend watching the NFL playoffs. While I can’t blame you for that, you missed a great weekend of Pac 12 basketball as well. Here’s the 3 big takeaways from this past week that can catch you up on what’s happening in the Pac-12.       1. There’s a New #1   Nobody, not even Utah fans,…

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Pac-12 Basketball- No shortage of contenders

  As someone who is admittedly fairly new to basketball in the Pac-12 I’m eager to become a part of the following that already exists. Coming in to the seasons I have very few predetermined views of any of the 12 schools. In creating a preview I thought the only way for me to look at it was to predict the season outcome based solely on what has been accomplished…

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The Death of the College Football Hater

Below, is a portion of an article I was going to write, instead it has become the article. “Death of the Hater” If I learned anything early in the day, it’s that in no way was I in tune to the hatred and animosity towards the SEC. I’ve always been relatively pro-SEC despite the fact that outside of South Carolina I didn’t really have a vested stake in rooting for…

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