Posts Tagged ‘basketball’
A Calm, Sensible Step-Back 3
<![CDATA[ It probably took me less than 30 seconds to become completely and totally infatuated with Damian Lillard's game. I remember it vividly.Read More
Spurs Fans Should Be Thanking Brent Barry
<![CDATA[Because just maybe that non-call against his team, and his teammates stoic refusal to blame the refs, might galvanize a little public support for his team. Up until now, all I heard on talk radio was how much they can’t stand the Spurs, how Tim Duncan is a whiner, how Manu Ginobili is a flopper,…Read More
First time since when? Stop the insanity!
<![CDATA[I know that blogs like Deadspin and The Big Lead (I’m not linking because they’re popular enough not to need my click-through traffic) have made a cottage industry out of bashing ESPN at every knee-jerk opportunity. It’s not my desire to follow up on that trend. However, sometimes little things irk me. And this blog…Read More
In Memphis, Dream Deferred Again
<![CDATA[Knowledgeable fans of the great Langston Hughes, I apologize for my title. I’ve always been struck by the language of dreams deferred. It probably rankles poetry aficionados when great works are aped just to make a headline. (Especially since, according to his Wikipedia bio, Hughes spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. If not…Read More
My Beloved Vikings Are in the NCAA Tournament!
<![CDATA[I can’t believe it…. the moment I’ve been waiting for since I first arrived on the leafy campus of North Park University in 1996… …has not arrived at all. The North Park Vikings mens basketball team ended up finishing sixth in the CCIW this year. BUT — in the category of “Next Best Thing,” the…Read More
Links to make ya think: Shoe Edition
<![CDATA[“And, coming in at #5 on our countdown, it’s Shoe Edition, with the classic R&B jam… ‘Can You Stand the Rain (Naw, My Kicks Are Suede).’” So I’ve got kicks on the brain… prolly ’cause I need a new pair. I’d be thinking pretty seriously of gettin’ some of the new Starbury II’s if I…Read More
Context: Frame It, Then Name It
<![CDATA[3 … 2… 1… Context. You ever wondered about what context means? If you have, let me break down the etymology. You’ve got “con,” which is Spanish for “with,” and then you’ve got “text,” which is English for “text.”Okay, you know what? Forget about the etymology part. Context is reading between the lines. It’s looking…Read More