Superstars have too much control in the NBA.
Relationships and location continue to drive player movement.
Small market teams will always lose in free agency.
Last week, I boldly predicted on my podcast that the NBA is now America’s favorite sport. It was a statement based on this summer’s historic free agency; but also, a gut reaction to the freedom NBA players have.
No other sports league in America gives players the ability to move to different teams like the NBA. In just two weeks, we saw Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, and Paul George join new teams. Read More
Forget about the Golden State Warriors keeping their championship hopes alive in the NBA Finals with Mondays insane win over the Toronto Raptors. Game 5 was all about Kevin Durant’s questionable return and devastating exit, an exit that now changes the entire NBA landscape.
Durant displayed nothing but heart and guts Monday night after returning from a calf injury that sidelined him since May 8th in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Scoring 11 points in the first quarter, Durant’s presence on the court energized the Warriors offense helping them jump to an early lead.
Making their first five 3-pointers in the first five minutes of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors looked like a better team with Kevin Durant playing. Unfortunately, that narrative quickly changed nine minutes into the second quarter when Durant got injured again. Read More
Current NFL rules do not allow coaches to challenge penalties.
Officiating debacles hurt players, teams, legacies, and the NFL.
Challenging penalties might be available next year.
The NFL had a major officiating fiasco following yesterday’s pair of entertaining Championship games. Games that ended in controversy.
Everyone who tuned in to watch the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints knows that the referees missed an embarrassing non-call penalty. A penalty that would have put the Saints in a position to win the game rather than lose in overtime. Read More
Last year the NFL missed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs, a first since 2008 due to a broken collar bone. Last night could have been a second straight year.
There is no doubt that Aaron Rodgers is one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. His legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks the league has ever known is already written in Canton. Yet football is not the same when a star like Rodgers gets injured.
His presence is polarizing not only to Green Bay, but to the entire league. With nine minutes left in the second quarter, Aaron Rodgers went down with a knee injury. It did not look good. Instant replay showed his knee buckle when hit by a Bears defender. Read More
Who would have pictured Case Keenum to lead the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game. Nobody. On the game’s final play, the Minnesota Miracle was born.
You heard it in the Fox broadcasters’ voices as Keenum threw an unbelievable 61-yard last-ditch pass that sent wide receiver Stefon Diggs into the endzone. It was a wild finish to an even wilder season for the Vikings. Read More
As a diehard Denver Broncos fan, I promised myself every year that I would attend a Denver home game. I finally went, not as a bucket list check mark, but as a needed experience.
For a long time, I believed that the best seat on Sunday was watching the game on a comfortable couch and big screen TV, but it’s not. The best seat is the one you pay for at the stadium. A seat that gives you the real NFL experience. Read More
28-3 was more than just a score in the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl 51. It was a strong lead that turned into the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.
The New England Patriots had lost this game. Down 25 points to the Atlanta Falcons with 23 total minutes left remaining in the game, no team had ever won the Super Bowl with more than a 10-point deficit. Read More
With 12 seconds left remaining on the game clock in Arlington, Texas, #12 for the Green Bay Packers displayed yet again why he’s considered to be one of the greatest the game has ever known.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not deliver another game winning Hail Mary touchdown witnessed last season ago. Instead, he delivered a dime. A 36-yard pass spinning from his left to send the Packers to the NFC Championship game. Read More