We need the genius of Dan Le Batard. The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz represents exactly what sports media is too devoid of in the wake of an over-saturation of coverage. [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: At the time that this article was written, the 2015 NBA Finals series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors had not begun. Hence, Kyrie Irving had not sustained his season-ending knee injury. While on the surface this would make the content of this piece less sensical, I nevertheless stand by the spirit of the message because of a previously-established precedent and my belief that its premise would have applied even if Kyrie had remained healthy.
An article on the reputable FiveThirtyEight.com, titled “Where This Year’s Cavs Rank Rank Among LeBron’s NBA Finals Supporting Casts” and written by Neil Paine, attempts to posit that this year’s Cleveland Cavaliers squad sans LeBron actually represents the third-worst team “carried” by its best player since 1985. [Read more…]
Sports has an interesting way of being analogous to life. When in the midst of a debate or conversation, I’ve found that an effective way to get a point across so that it is understood the way you intended it to be is to use sports examples that serve as anchors to your message. What better way to explain how fucked up a your job is, and how that fucked-up-ness is a result of top-down chaos (more on that at a later date), than by citing a dysfunctional sports franchise as a case study for the expression of your plight? So it wasn’t surprising to me when I came to the revelation that my status as a Kobe Bryant fan wasn’t merely a representation of my sports heritage, but a reflection on generational change as well. [Read more…]