The weigh-in is still hours away, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is freaking hungry.
Quick, before the next morbidly depressing NFL story crosses the wire -- my bet's on a Vicodin-addicted, concussion-addled, bullying-scarred placekicker shooting up a PetSmart -- let's tip our cap to Jordan Gross. The Carolina Panthers' longtime starting left tackle -- he had anchored the team's offensive line since his rookie year in 2003 -- announced his... Continue Reading →
It wasn't Moses descending from Mount Sinai with stone tablets in hand, but on Monday boxing fans received some big news: For his next opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has chosen Marcos Maidana over Amir Khan. The fight is scheduled for May 3, and odds are that it'll go down in Las Vegas, but that's about... Continue Reading →
Never thought I'd be citing Flea (even second-hand) on climate change: https://twitter.com/flea333/status/436730666789507072 It's simple: Even if you don't agree that climate change is happening or that it's man-made -- and the evidence is pretty overwhelming that both are true; just ask a scientist -- it requires little effort for individuals to make basic behavioral changes... Continue Reading →
I've tried. I really have. No, that's a lie. I haven't. Hadn't really given it a second thought until today. I want to care about the Winter Olympics, I really do. Sort of. A little bit, anyway. There's that part of me as a sports writer and a fan that thinks: I should be paying... Continue Reading →
Last night Joakim Noah scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting and scrounged up just four rebounds and a block in 37 minutes ... and rag-dolled the Toronto Raptors. So why are any of us paying even a nanosecond of attention to this persistent notion of "The Death of the NBA Center"? When the league decided... Continue Reading →
Let's not pretend this is a moon landing or the discovery of the Shroud of Turin. It's a blog. Granted, it'll be a damned interesting blog. Possibly influential among world leaders. It might even change your life. But will it dramatically alter the course of history? It'd be silly to put odds of it at better than 50-50.... Continue Reading →