LaVar Ball: the Black Marv Marinovich

We black people have been feeling ourselves all day today. After all, we helped get Doug Jones elected as US Senator from Alabama – ALABAMA!!!  Folks like my fraternity brother Roland Martin, Joy Reid, Van Jones and others have been preaching the notion of black folks recognizing our power. Then there’s LaVar Ball. This negro…

Rick Pitino Ran Out of Lives

I gotta give it to Rick Pitino. No matter how deep the scandal, he was sure to come away from it scot-free — or at least just a little dirty. Remember in 2010 when he had to testify in a federal extortion trial against Karen Sypher, who was later convicted and jailed after trying to…

ACC Network Moving Along

This is going to be a nice, quick shout-out to all the Atlantic Coast Conference haters out there, especially that “dude from West Virginia”.   Remember all those folks who predicted doom and gloom for the upcoming ACC Network, particularly in the midst of all those layoffs at ESPN?  According to John Ourand and Michael…

No, the ACC is NOT Overrated

A lot of college basketball fans are VERY emotional right now, and for good reason. The NCAA Tournament had produced a plethora of surprises in the “Round of 32” – oh what the hell, the SECOND round (I will NEVER count the play-in games as part of the tournament, dammit).  As a result, lots of…

2017 NCAA Tournament Preview

NCAA tournament, arguably my favorite time of the year.   Even though my brackets will be set ablaze after the second round (again), I am looking forward to the paegentry.  This should be one helluva tournament. Let’s begin, shall we?… East Region Top four seeds: Villanova Duke Baylor Florida Dark horse: Virginia  Analysis: Villanova will…

Boeheim and Williams Ran Out of BLEEPs to Give

I am a 43-year-old man. While I can’t do many of the things I used to (running fast, jumping high, having high muscle flexibility), there are a few things I like about getting old. Becoming wiser.  Having a broader perspective on life.  Appreciating the little things and not taking stuff for granted. The last of…