Sports Saloon February 13th – Charles Oakley Rocks the Garden

For this installment of the Sports Saloon, hosts Damon Ngo and Bennett Johnson address what shook up the sports world this week. Topics covered include the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament, Utah Gymnastics, Jabari Parker’s ACL injury as well as Charles Oakely and the Knicks, and where Tony Romo will land.

Music Reprod. by Bennett Johnson

No Matter the League, Opening Day Remains the Same

Every baseball team at every level of professional and amateur competition is selling you one thing at the beginning of every season. It’s not $7 sodas, tickets, and sadly not every team is selling churro dogs yet. What you can find at every Opening Day across America being sold to the fans of every team is hope. Continue reading →

Dear Kobe . . .

It’s hard to believe this is the end.

 
I remember sitting in my living room years ago. I had been allowed to stay up late that night to watch my beloved Dallas Mavericks take on the closest incarceration of Lucas’s Evil Empire, your Los Angeles Lakers. It was a game of tremendous import. Phil Jackson had a chance at making history, I can no longer remember why.

 
You torched us. Emphatically.
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LeBron James Owes Cleveland A Full Return

Let me be clear. I do not dislike LeBron James. I believe he is the most unjustly hated player the NBA has ever seen. Could his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami back in 2010 been handled better? Yes. Could he have not acted out the part of arrogant, self-entitled, macho basketball demigod during that first season in Miami? You bet. But he was young. Continue reading →

Spring Training Superlatives

I’ve missed you old friend. Not you, whoever’s reading this, stop being so narcissistic, I’m talking to baseball season. Yes, Spring Training officially began on Wednesday as roughly one-third the teams in the MLB saw pitchers and catchers walk onto the field to being preparing for opening day. By Feb. 21, every team will be practicing and we will have about 260 straight days of baseball action until the World Series concludes somewhere around Nov. 1. Continue reading →