Dirty Delly.

The “Delly is Dirty” theme is gross and pathetic but predictable.  Also predictable is that no one nationally will take the time to get it right.  So I want to bang out a quick post for reference. This theme was started by the TNT announcing team (mainly Miller and Webber, don’t recall Albert getting mixed up in it) immediately after Al Horford...

If the NFL is serious about giving back…

… it can start by requiring NFL-licensed goods to be manufactured in the USA.So I have new job.Those barcode labels?  That’s me.I hump boxes at a Walmart distribution center on a ten hour second shift, four nights a week.  How I got there is outside the scope of today’s topic — let’s just say a mix of wanting needing to unplug from the web for long periods and a modified Dewey Oxberger weight loss plan.  Man wasn’t made to sit on his ass but that’s what I’ve been doing for 30 years and no amount

UPDATED, 6/25. Chris Driscoll: epic bad dude? or better Jerry Maguire?

6/25: See update below for Noel’s reaction to the rumors. Noel’s moving up on my draft board just based on how this chapter is playing out.  I’m currently loving the hell out of him. This will be quick.  It’s longer than a tweet and I’m not sure I’m interested enough to build it into a piece. By now we’ve heard...

How bout Paul Pierce?

. First:  NO.  I’m not suggesting using the #1 pick on Paul Pierce. But operating on the idea that the Cavs want to be in the playoffs next year, the door is opened to finding a vet who can come in a contribute in meaningful way while KI, TT, Dion, Ellington, Gee, Zeller, and Player X continue to develop.  It...

The No Bitching About Refs Diet.

. It’s been ten days since I made this pledge: I’m going to try to go a month without bitching about umps/refs. And no passive-aggressive ‘I’m not saying anything’ tweets where you know exactly what I’m not saying. Gonna go all in on this. — me, 5/19 This experiment is going so well, I must recommend it to all.  It’s...

How bout Brook Lopez?

. One of the main takeaways from the Cavs’ draft lotto was that Gilbert & co. don’t want to be in Secaucus next year.  He tweeted as much and I’m pretty sure there were post-draft quotes to that effect. Pretty bold talk for a 24-58 team. If we take those quotes at face value and if we look at last...

Jack Nicklaus, class act.

. Jack Nicklaus was in the news this morning.  He still thinks Tiger can get to his record and still has not a hint of pridefulness about it: In what now sounds like a broken record, Nicklaus maintains that records are made to be broken, including his gold standard of 18 professional majors, despite Woods’ rough weekend. “I still think...

Point-counterpoint with Bill Simmons, hipster economist.

Kanick is and has been conflicted about Bill Simmons.  I remember when he was breaking new ground with ESPN.  Intelligent smart funny takes about sports.  Willingness to break ranks and make some observations on the innate conflicts created when multi-billion dollar sports media ‘does journalism’ on multi-billion dollar sports industry. It was edgy at the time.  I liked him. I...

The fallacy of restricted player movement as restraint of trade.

. Back in 2011, in the aftermath of the LeBron super team thing, the NBA owners locked out the players because there was no Collective Bargaining Agreement in place.  The CBA talks broke down over ‘player movement’ issues.  Basketball Related Income distribution to the players was settled on with a band around 50% and thus a revenue sharing partnership was agreed...

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