Fans don’t care about MLB’s expanded playoffs, it seems

Photo: Getty Images The concepts of “parity” and “fairness” in sports were exposed as fig leaves long ago. The idea that fans would care more, i.e. buy more tickets and watch more games on TV, if more teams had a chance at playoff berths and championships was never as important to owners. What was important … Read more

Disgraced Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver is selling both teams

Robert SarverPhoto: Getty Images The NBA became a better place on Wednesday than it was on Tuesday. I guess that’s something. Robert Sarver released a statement, in which he announced that he has begun the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. A lengthy investigation was recently released and it laid out the many … Read more

Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka facing year-long suspension

Boston Celtics coach Ime UdokaImage: Getty Images Updated on Sept. 22 at 10:05 p.m.: Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka has been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for having what has been reported to be a consensual relationship with a team staffer, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news … Read more

Ben Simmons tells J.J. Redick he’s ‘part of Philly still’

Ben SimmonsScreenshot: JJ Redick/YouTube Even though the NBA season is about a month away, it still feels excessive to write about Ben Simmons. He never plays basketball outside of (I’m assuming) heavily edited Instagram videos, and yet he’s still in the public discussion. He could’ve had all his basketball skills drained from his body by … Read more

Jeremy Lin the subject of new documentary on his 15 minutes of fame

Jeremy Lin is the subject of a new HBO documentaryImage: Getty Images The NBA lockout season of 2011-12 was really 11 years ago. Remember the LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant flag football game and the barnstorming tour the NBA stars went on playing in various gyms around the country? (I’m still upset that I missed … Read more

NBA reporter Shams Charania cleaned up after Woj got clumsy

The cloak-and-dagger reports surrounding Celtics’ coach Ime Udoka have not been journalism’s finest moments.Image: Getty Images Around 10:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday night, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped his first Woj Bomb of the new season. It was a dud upon impact. His vague tweet referencing Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s impending suspension — for … Read more

NBA Preps-to-Pros Draft Era: Winners and losers

Photo: AP On Monday evening, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who typically serves as the unofficial megaphone for NBA front office perspectives, splashed cold water on the possibilities of the draft eligibility being lowered to 18 by reporting that the one-and-done rule will be rolled back slowly so that teams who have hoarded future first-round picks under … Read more

Jaguars defeat Colts in Jacksonville, again

Was a rough time for Matt Ryan and the Colts in Jacksonville.Image: Getty Images Maybe the Indianapolis Colts didn’t choke in their final game of the 2021 season. Most football fans wouldn’t be surprised by the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise .381 winning percentage against the Indianapolis Colts. The Jaguars became a franchise in 1995, when the … Read more

MLB’s rule changes more aesthetic than anything

MLB’s new rule are trying to recapture a kind of baseball that will never exist against, due in part to bigger, stronger, faster players like the Yankee’s Aaron Judge.Image: Getty Images I don’t envy the task that MLB has. I also don’t trust that anyone in charge of it has any sense of the challenge, … Read more

Chris Paul, LeBron show Brady, Aaron Rodgers how to wield influence

Chris Paul and LeBron James spoke out about Sarver’s slap on the wristPhoto: Getty Images We could argue all day about who the bigger puddle of vomit come to life is: Dan Snyder or Robert Sarver? The allegations against both are heinous, and no one in their right mind would voluntarily work under them if … Read more