Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The NBA Finals: 24 calls and non-calls that went the Cavs’ way the third quarter of Game 3

-Or- if Mike Breen loves Australia so much, maybe he should move there. By Andrew Pridgen The 2015 NBA Finals game three in attention-starved Cleveland—where they used 2 million BIC lighters to make it look like the city had non-vacant buildings and moving cars on the blimp cutaways—was all about four things: LeBron James: Because LeBron James battling through more adversity than...

Not just the same old same old for baseball

Baseball's midsummer All Star showcase last week was a reminder that the national pastime is once more moving to the fore. A youth movement, a multi-cultural wave of talent and an increasingly savvy front office are pushing on an ever growing demographic ...which is exactly what boxing should be — and isn't — doing. Written by Kyle Magin I had a...

Do Not Pay the Pistons to Move Downtown

Tom Gores is a rich guy who is starting to sound like he wants some free money for you to help him move his team downtown. Don’t give him a cent. Written by Kyle Magin Detroit is a city with a ton of assets and needs right now. In order to turn into the city it could be—an affordable, safe metropolis...

Midweek Musings: Kenny Loggins’ Celebrity Bikini Tennis Tournament

Editor's Note: Every couple weeks, we roll out Midweek Musings. Bad one-liners that are actually (sadly) rejected column ideas. We apologize in advance for the three minutes you'll never get back. By Andrew Pridgen I think credit bureaus should be in charge of writing people's obits. That way we can find out who they really were. Unlike in the movies, I...

Don’t want pitchers to hit? Are you Scherzer?

How being forced to hit has dialed Max Scherzer's game and propelled him to become baseball's best. By Andrew Pridgen Annie Savoy: What do you believe then? Crash Davis: Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated...

Is race the real reason David Shaw won’t leave Stanford for the NFL?

With five head coaching positions suddenly vacant Monday, at least a handful of professional football franchise owners are whetting their lips at the prospect of luring Stanford head coach David Shaw. During Monday's Rose Bowl media day, press focus was more on willing Shaw to departure than the task at hand for his seven-point favorite squad. "I have not and...

Phil Mickelson Poo Poos the Peasantry of San Diego

Phil Mickelson emerged from his La Jolla estate to stretch his man tits and admonish America’s Finest Plebeians for failing to properly cowtow. Written by Kyle Magin Hark! Lord Lefty Mickelson deigned to speak to the San Diego Union Tribune Thursday about the stupidity of his fellow San Diegans in letting the San Diego Chargers fly the coop for L.A. With...

San Diego Keeps Getting Played by Publicly Financed Stadiums

Fascinating to see the fate of a public university's football program in the hands of private enterprise (one that readily has taken public funds and is equally loath to give back.) Written By Kyle Magin San Diego State University football is riding a sinking ship. The Aztecs are getting booted from the city’s Qualcomm Stadium after 2018 as San Diego shuts...

Antonio Margarito Does the One Thing You Can’t Do in Fighting

What's a bad sport to do with a bad man? By Kyle Magin Being a boxing fan is a lot like being Leonardo Dicaprio’s character in The Revenant. You’re constantly being clawed in the head by some terrible new thing and left for dead in the snow to breathe heavily and wonder what the fuck is going on. Frequently this violence...

Day One at Augusta recap: Is it OK to say ‘sextuple bogey’ in print?

DPB's intrepid golf analyst checks in with some high- and low-lights from Augusta...with hope renewed that his first ace is still 50 years down the road.  By Justin Broglio Day One of the Masters is always usually a wash. It's Thursday at work and I'm usually looking up the leaderboard during meetings, trying to watch some live coverage during lunch, and...