Snubs and WTFs on the 2016 NCAA Tourney Field

Another Selection Sunday, another year of NCAA tournament work pools and bracket filling – only to be followed by the eventual bracket busting and torching of said brackets. And as always, there are teams who got snubbed and others who have no damn business in the tournament.  Let’s go… Who Got Snubbed St. Bonaventure.  The…

Evaluating Pre-Season NBA Picks at the All-Star Break

Given that we are at the All-Star break, I will take this time to evaluate my preseason NBA picks.  I usually do this to remind myself how terrible of a prognosticator I tend to be from time to time, but follow me nonetheless… Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Predicted Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Brooklyn Nets…

The Knicks Are a Hot-Ass Mess

Things are quite interesting in New York. Players are arguing.  Carmelo Anthony wants to fight Tim Hardaway, Jr.  Hardaway wants to fight Anthony.  Everyone wants to fight Anthony.  No one (seemingly) respects head coach Derek Fisher. The players want to abandon the triangle offense that new team president Phil Jackson and Fisher have have spent…

2014-2015 NBA Season Preview: Eastern Conference

The 2014-2015 NBA season is almost here! Lots of storylines are abound this season.  Will LeBron James’ return to Cleveland be a successful homecoming?  Will Derrick Rose stay healthy this season?  Ditto for Dwyane Wade?  Will the Oklahoma City Thunder remain in the thick of things while Kevin Durant rehabs his injured foot?  Will Kobe…

Jim Buss FINALLY Gets it Right with Byron Scott

Let me take a moment to stand up and give Los Angeles Lakers owner Jim Buss a round of applause. Buss and the Lakers’ brass made a good coaching move for a change and hired Byron Scott – a former Lakers great – to coach the team.  This was a lot better than the last…

Indiana Will Miss Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers made a big mistake in letting crazy-ass Lance Stephenson go to the Charlotte Hornets. I know the Pacers had some chemistry problems and Stephenson may have had a lot to do with that.  I know that his antics in the playoffs – especially vs. the Miami Heat – were a major distraction. …

Melo Should Have Chosen Bulls Over Knicks

I wish I was as shocked over Carmelo Anthony choosing to return to my beloved New York Knicks as much as I was over LeBron James leaving South Beach for Cleveland.  However, I had a feeling that Melo would return to the Knicks when it was all said and done. In fact, Melo had over…