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Red Sox, White Sox, Jazz, and Heat: A Quick Note On Pluralization

August 30th, 2010
As a sports writer, there is a phenomenon that I find to be very frustrating, and it is summed up in the following sentence:"Shaquille O'Neal has signed with the Boston Celtics for the 2010 season, which brings the number of teams he's played for to six.  In addition to being ...

Top 50 Worst Ideas in Sports History

July 26th, 2010
LeBron James has taken a considerable amount of flak for his lack of loyalty, lack of etiquette, and lack of tact in announcing to the world during a one hour prime-time special that he was leaving Cleveland to sign with the Miami Heat. So where does ESPN's one hour prime-time LeBron ...

LeBron James Goes to Miami: 24 Most Loyal Players in Team Sports History

July 15th, 2010
With LeBron James's announcement that he is off to Miami to seek out greater fortunes with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the Miami Heat, words like dedication and loyalty have been being bandied about quite a bit lately. LeBron now plays for Miami, fine. He had every right to follow ...

LeBron James Joins Miami Heat: The Top 10 Trios in NBA History

July 13th, 2010
During their pep rally/coming out party, Dwyane Wade stated that the Miami Heat's new power trio of Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh—to whom I have decided to refer collectively as "DeBrosh"—forms arguably the greatest trio in the history of the NBA. Is this possibly true? Well, it very well ...

Jesse Jackson and LeBron James: Let’s Say He’s Wrong and Skip Being Outraged.

July 13th, 2010
One night a few years ago, my wife and I were playing Scrabble with her grandparents when her grandfather put down his letters and formed a word my wife and I had never heard.  When we questioned him, he told us that it was a slang word for some ethnicity or ...

LeBron James: Six Players the King Will Never Surpass

July 9th, 2010
LeBron James is going to be the richest athlete in professional sports. He is going to party on South Beach, and he may even win a championship. But we now know that LeBron will never be the greatest player of all time. LeBron is no leader. He can't ...