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 …

Not Exactly Good News for Greg Oden

The big news in the NBA is that Greg Oden is going to undergo microfracture surgery and probably miss the 2007-08 season.  The question facing Oden (and fans of the Portland TrailBlazers) is how likely is it that a player can recover from such a procedure?  And by recovery, we …

Did Melo Resurrect the Nuggets?

A few weeks ago I examined the impact Larry Bird had on the Boston Celtics in 1979.  In 1978-79 the Celtics won 29 games.  The following season the Celtics won 61 games.  Much of this improvement, although certainly not all, could be linked to the outstanding rookie performance of Larry …