April 24, 2013 |
When handicapping the NBA playoffs, it is important to go beyond the stats and take a hard look at each team's identity as indicated by the real-life representation of its name. In other words, what if their mascots fought it out? Let's start in the East with the Miami-Milwaukee series. Devastating heat can cause exhaustion, starvation and death. Meanwhile a male deer is relatively docile. If you've ever driven the dark, winding roads of the Great North Woods, you've probably felt your heart stop when spotting a deer in your headlights, though believe me, the deer was much more frightened.
April 10, 2013 |
After very much enjoying this year's National Championship game in which Louisville defeated Michigan, I figured out exactly why: it looked like an NBA playoff game. This goes to an argument that drives me absolutely crazy: no, college basketball is not better than professional. People who say this may enjoy college basketball more, but they typically base their reasoning on highly fallacious talking points. Allow me to debunk some myths. Myth: College basketball has better basketball This is the most demonstrably stupid thing anyone can...
March 17, 2013 |
If you're a fan of college basketball, then this your favorite time of the year: March Madness! You fill out your brackets, then they turn into worthless pieces of paper as the tournament advances your picks get taken out one by one. Well, hopefully not. Regardless, it's fun to see how well you and your friends know college hoops. Bulls players are no different; all the guys keep up with their alma maters. The team also has an NCAA tourney pool, and most players participate. RedEye talked to the Bulls to get their takes on how their favorite teams will fare and what their bracket strategies are. ...
February 14, 2013 |
Nice all-star break for the Bulls. I need it, too. I need a break from the silliness that is the NBA. If I were an NBA coach and someone asked me what I did for a living, I'd just say, "I work with children. " The latest: Jay Williams, throwing allegations around that the Bulls smoked pot during the 2002-03 season. OK, look at that team, he's probably right. Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, Donyell Marshall, Jamal Crawford, Jalen Rose. Coached by Bill Cartwright. My god, people may have needed a puff or two just looking at that lineup!
December 19, 2012 |
If you've been around NBA players, you quickly notice that despite differences in skill level and ability, they all have a few things in common. Go in any arena, in any NBA locker room and you'll virtually see every player has three things: Beats by Dre headphones, a Louis Vuitton or Gucci toiletry bag, and shoes made by either of those high-end designers. Of course, when you live the lifestyle of the rich and famous, you've got to play the part. Consider the retail value on these items.
December 12, 2012 |
The other day I was thinking with my brain, as I sometimes do, and I came up with a fool-proof idea to revolutionize the entire National Basketball Association. It's all about the structure of the season, and if you have any clout - with some sports blog, with ESPN, with Mike Wilbon, and especially with the league brass and incoming commissioner Adam Silver, go ahead and explain the ever-loving-shit out of this idea to them. Attention, Bill Simmons: this idea is so not half-baked; it's so fully, completely baked, it should be in a muffin shop (or wherever it is baked...