Supreme Court Ruling on Gambling Prosperous for Pro Sports

(Editor’s note: this is an old-ass post I’ve long forgotten about. Oh well…) This is a day I thought would NEVER happen.  EVER. When I saw that the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was unconstitutional, I immediately assumed that the sports leagues would be panicking like…

Vegas, Capitals Make Stanley Cup Finals Must-See

People who’ve been following this blog know that it’s extremely rare to see a hockey rant in these parts. It’s not that I dislike hockey. I’ve attended plenty of games in person and I think it’s the best spectator sport in the world. Living in Raleigh and Washington DC made me a fan of the…

Once Again, the NFL Is Off the Mark with Protests

The people who know me well know how much I love the NFL. How much I look forward to preseason games in August, leading to the ultimate crescendo known as Week One. However, I am disappointed in what the same league that I love and hold dear decided regarding player protests during the national anthem….

The World’s Quickest 2018 NBA Playoff Preview: Conference Finals

After an exciting opening round, the second round was a little more, let’s say, SHORT. Three of the four conference semifinals ending in “gentlemen sweeps” (five games). The other series? A four game sweep by the Cavaliers over the Baby Dinosaurs (which got a coach fired). Will the conference finals bring back the excitement? After…

What Should the Future Hold for the Toronto Raptors?

I meant to write this rant the evening of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ sweep of the Toronto Raptors. In fact, I was so disgusted with the Baby Dinosaurs I was ready to write those jokers off altogether. Then I slept on it. I started to take a deeper analysis into what Toronto has going on as…

The Browns’ Future Looks Good After Draft

I cannot believe I’m about to go on this rant. In fact, I’ve been soooo hesitant to do so because I actually believe the Cleveland Browns — yes, the franchise I call the “Brownies” — are trending up. Before y’all think I’ve lost my damn mind, hear me out on this. The Browns REALLY did…

The World’s Quickest (and Latest) 2018 NBA Playoff Preview: 2nd Round

These NBA Playoffs have gotten off to such an exciting start!  With the exception of the Pelicans’ sweep of the Trail Blazers, the first round was “must-see TV”.  Even those 5-game “gentlemen sweeps” were captivating! Now, let’s see if the conference semifinals will bring us the same level of excitement.  The matchups are pretty tantalizing,…