Author Archive

Don’t Trust Those New Washington Wizards

December 28th, 2009
Just don’t. They get a big win, they follow it up with one of the worst losses you could ever imagine watching. They have enough characters in which you could emotionally invest, but short of a 12-game winning streak, there are few redeemable qualities in this team that could hold your ...

Why Gilbert Arenas Should Never Own Guns

December 26th, 2009
Struggling knee patient . Eccentric millionaire. Alleged cuckolded fiancee’ and father. NBA all-star. Is it his right as an American to do so? Absolutely. But anyone whose lived the life of Gilbert Arenas—particularly the last three years—should be self-aware about what they might be prone to do with firearms at their ...

Why Earl Boykins is the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to the Washington Wizards

December 24th, 2009
Earl Boykins is something the Washington Wizards could have never expected. For better and for worse. Really, what does it say when Ernie Grunfeld has the eye to grab a diminutive journeyman point guard that can produce on a consistent basis? It says he knows what he’s doing. But what happens when ...

Should Flip Saunders Be Fired?

December 23rd, 2009
Note the question is “should” not “could,” because there’s no way the Washington Wizards are going to jettison the one variable that has nothing to do with their inconsistency. But with all things being equal, including last year’s poor start and the continued defensive struggles of the team, is there room ...

What Makes the Washington Capitals So Great?

December 22nd, 2009
As someone who is just coming into his own as an avid hockey fan, I must admit that I am not nuanced in what makes a good hockey team. I know about shifts, but don’t quite get why specific players are important within them. I understand the positions, but don’t know ...

Washington Wizards Reach New Low, Solicit Inbounds Play from Fans

December 16th, 2009
As if the Wizards weren’t in a bad enough spot, ESPN is running a promotion for fans to draw up an inbounds play that the Wizards will use in a game. Knowing their luck, here are the possible outcomes from such an exercise, in order of likelihood: 1. Gilbert Arenas is ...

Ten Legitimate Reasons to Despise LeBron James

December 16th, 2009
In a technologically-evolving society, you can’t just hate on sports figures because they are good at what they do and aren’t doing it for your squad. Between YouTube, blogs, and Colin Cowherd, you should have logical reasoning for your spite and find comfort in the fact that you aren’t just a ...

A Blogging Tip for Brendan Haywood

December 10th, 2009
Brendan Haywood is an active blogger on the Yardbarker network. Over the course of his new media career, his perspectives from politics to pop culture have proven much like his offensive finishes at the basket... Underdeveloped and disappointing. His latest foray into editorializing has resulted in yet another bumbling exercise of misunderstanding ...

Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards Lose the Handle in Detroit

December 7th, 2009
Under the very reasonable assumption that the talent-stocked Washington Wizards could easily overpower an undermanned Detroit Pistons squad on Sunday night, I didn't bother to watch the game. I was painfully reminded of the old refrain about making assumptions when the

Eddie Jordan Still Thinks a Big Man Can’t Sell

December 4th, 2009
While long gone from Washington, former Wizards and current 76ers coach Eddie Jordan still has a thing against big men. This time its Elton Brand , who isn’t one percent of the douchebag Brendan Haywood is, but is in just as big of a doghouse in Philly. Talked with Eddie ...