Searching for Greatness in Portland

When we last left our story I was comparing the Blazers of today to the Nuggets from the early 1990s.  Just to review… the Nuggets from the early 1990s were built around a dominant big man – Dikembe Mutombo.  The Nuggets surrounded Mutombo with a collection of young talent that …

Did Brett Favre Produce All Those Wins?

History was made when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants last Sunday.  With this victory — the 149th of Brett Favre’s career — Favre set the all-time record for wins by a starting NFL quarterback. Players are generally taught that there is “no I in team” and …

Walking in Memphis Back to the Playoffs

On Sunday I was given an assignment by Shades of Blue: The conclusion I came to is that international players are more prepared for the long grind that is the NBA regular season than their collegiate counterparts. However, both sets of players require an adjustment to the talent level of …

Week Two QB Score and RB Score Rankings

Week Two QB Score Rankings Overall QB Score Rankings The top story in Week Two – other than the Detroit Lions winning and moving into a tie for first place – is Brett Favre.  Favre and the Packers won this past weekend, an achievement that resulted in Favre taking the …

The Least Interesting Team in the NBA

In sports we tend to talk about the teams and players that are “interesting.” Today I want to focus attention on the “less than interesting.” Specifically, I wish to address the question: Which NBA team is the least interesting? To answer this question we need two ingredients.  We need to …

The Non-NBA Melo

This is how Mike Krzyzewski summarized Carmelo Anthony’s play for Team USA:  “I love Carmelo,” Krzyzewski said. “He’s a winner and he’s a heck of a competitor. He plays with courage at both ends of the court.” He added that Anthony “was the biggest surprise last year, arguably the most …