It’s unfortunate to say this – but the NBA appears to be much more interesting now that the Golden State dynasty seems to have hit a wall with injuries and the potential departures of the injured Kevin Durant and possibly Klay Thompson. While the top three picks appear rather set in stone, I expect some […]Read More NBA Draft – Mocking the Lottery (with projected trades)
We haven’t done one of these in a year – so might as well address some things I’ve received via email and Twitter before football season kicks into high gear. If you have questions for future editions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You come off as such a hater of the local major […]Read More August Mailbag: My D-Backs ‘hate’, the Territorial Cup rivalry, multiple favorite teams, my dating life, and more!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the best part of the NBA season is the draft. The regular season, with the exception of the occasional notable game is BORING and PREDICTABLE. The playoffs were thoroughly BORING and predictable. Last year I wrote this in my draft column about the 2017-18 season: For now […]Read More My NBA Mock Draft – The Top-16 Picks (with projected trades)
I haven’t written a Quick Hitters column in month so time to bring it back this time with an Arizona sports-only theme! -First, let me commend the Diamondbacks for turning things around quickly after it seemed like their season was going in the absolute dumpster. It also helped that Paul Goldschmidt hit .620 last week. […]Read More Friday, June 15th Quick Hitters: Arizona Sports Teams Edition
I’ve always believed that history is a good predictor of the future. In the case of the NBA Draft Lottery, in 2018, that went out the window. Apparently the “Curse of the Coin Flip” is no more. In 1969, the Bucks beat the Suns by a flip of the coin for the #1 overall pick. […]Read More The Suns Got The 1st Pick…Now What?? My Early NBA Mock Draft Top-10
Thank you Chicago Cubs for an entertaining second half of baseball…but unfortunately you were seriously outclassed by the Dodgers. Your pitching was abysmal in the NLCS, especially the bullpen, which outside of Wade Davis (who is a free agent and should be re-signed) needs to be completely overhauled. Thank you Jake Arrieta and John Lackey […]Read More Friday, 10/20 Quick Hitters: Thank you Cubs + Football Thoughts & Best Bets
You know what I love about this time of year? That most every NFL and college football team’s fanbase has reasons to be optimistic. Even you, Bears fans (despite your new starting QB throwing a Pick-6 on his first possession of the preseason). After two Preseason plays, Chicago Bears fans already experiencing … pic.twitter.com/e9XGT6xsgf — […]Read More Friday, 8/11 Quick Hitters: Preseason Football, D-Backs, Uniform Watch, and Josh Rosen’s Comments
Which is worth more: the amount you’re paying for this column or Brandon Knight’s current trade value? Answer: They’re both the same…ZERO! -While that may have been a lousy joke, sadly the statement above is true. Knight is likely done for the 2017-18 season with a torn ACL suffered in a Miami Beach pick-up game […]Read More Friday, 7/28 Quick Hitters: The Cardinals’ New Secret Weapon?
Well I can tell you from on-scene experience, if you like to play the horse favorites at Del Mar, it’s a losing proposition. FIRST DOWN: Does Kyrie Irving to the Suns actually make sense? Yes, depending on the return. If the Suns can acquire Irving from Cleveland without giving up Devin Booker or Josh Jackson, […]Read More Four Downs – July 24th: Is Kyrie Irving to the Suns a real possibility?
There’s a reason a good chunk of you reading this column, like me, play fantasy sports. We all think we can run the personnel side of a sports franchise. I mean – how hard could it really be? You sign a few players, trade some others, and voilà, you have a championship contender. And then you […]Read More Playing Suns GM for a day…