First Man: The Moon through a Microscope

“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” President John F. Kennedy’s famous speech, delivered from a podium at Rice Stadium in Houston, appropriately closes director Damien Chazelle’s (La La Land, Whiplash) First Man. Nothing about Chazelle’s whirlwind of a … More First Man: The Moon through a Microscope

The Firing of Stan Van Gundy (And Why it Won’t Matter)

Finally, something good to talk about with the Pistons. It only took three weeks since the season ended. Just ten days after owner Tom Gores met with his now ex-head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy. Only three months after the same Van Gundy sent this organization into financial purgatory by trading for a … More The Firing of Stan Van Gundy (And Why it Won’t Matter)

Why America Needs Loyola to Lose

This was almost the perfect year. The Big Boys in Bristol shot their collective loads and stained every media man’s jeans in Connecticut over Michigan State and Arizona. From Paula Lavigne’s hair brained efforts to smear Tom Izzo’s character (sidebar: Tom Izzo deserves a lot of criticism, but all about basketball), to Mark Schlabach’s “Schlabotching” … More Why America Needs Loyola to Lose

How the 0-16 Browns finessed the entire NFL

Which QB will the Browns take with the first overall pick? Every analyst from Kiper to McShay to Tanner and Shea have been wondering this for months. Josh Allen? The 6’5″ “Pardon My Take” darling from Wyoming with big hands? Sam Darnold? Or UCLA’s supremely overconfident Josh “I’m gonna break Tom Brady’s record” Rosen? We … More How the 0-16 Browns finessed the entire NFL