Should Zion Shut it Down? Depends…

Yeah, I’m hedging my bets a bit. Can’t y’all tell from the title? Everyone who knows me well know the following: I am a graduate of North Carolina State University (class of 1997, baby!), which means… I think Carolina sucks, and… Duke swallows So the only outcomes I ever hope for whenever Duke and UNC…

Relax Folks, Virginia Will Be Ok…

It has to suck to be a fan of the Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team. It sucks even harder to be one of the player – even harder for its head coach Tony Bennett. After all, the Cavaliers became the first top-seeded team to lose to a 16-seed (the UMBC Retrievers) in NCAA tournament history…

Moral of the FBI Probe: It’s Time to Pay the Players

For those of you who are a longtime followers of this blog (thank you, by the way), y’all would know that I have LONG been an opponent for student-athletes getting paid. In fact, I’ve argued against that idea for a long time, on blog posts and during an appearance on HuffPost Live with Eric Lamont…

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…