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Butler 57, Duke 53

Butler basketball can be soporific, but every red-blooded American should be rooting for the mid-major underdog tonight. For the Duke-haters (personally, I’m agnostic): An impressively comprehensive take-down from SB Nation. For those who can’t wait for football season, here’s a great (and completely unrelated) article on the relative value of draft picks.

Tennis-track versus wrestling-track Democrats

Dividing Dems into “wine-track” and “beer-track” voters is one of the most annoying cliches of the past few election cycles, so I respectfully suggest we turn to this breakdown of sports fans’ political affiliations for replacement terminology. The relative popularity of professional wrestling, tennis, and basketball among Democrats roughly correlates to the party’s appeal to…

Don’t disenfranchise foreign NBA fans

In lieu of discussing more serious matters (Citizens United, health care, “Jersey Shore”), I’d like to direct your attention to the pressing issue of NBA All Star voting. After Tracy McGrady’s hobbled corpse nearly made the West’s starting line-up and serial retiree Allen Iverson was voted in as an Eastern Conference starter,  diehard fans and…

How to save a fortune

I don’t consider myself particularly business-savvy, but in light of former Celtic star Antoine Walker’s financial troubles, I thought I’d throw out a potentially lucrative idea for the League’s would-be financial gurus. Every few months, it seems we read another story about an athlete who manages to piss away a fortune in career earnings. Every…

The Safe Zone

Jay Nordlinger has an interesting column on the politicization of sports writing. As card-carrying members of our liberal media, I have no doubt that sports writers skew liberal, and sure enough, Nordlinger digs up a few damning examples (“The [Eagles’] offensive numbers are poor, but if you really want a scary, my-daughter-married-a-Republican moment, take out…

Eating Crow

It seems only a few days ago that Mark and I were taking shots at the U.S. national team’s playmaking ability (or lack thereof). But following a 2-0 beatdown of a Spanish national squad that looked downright impervious just a few days ago, you have to feel a lot better about the future of the…

Good show Cardinals…

I thought they put up a damn good fight, and it made for an incredibly intense Super Bowl.  Alas, my team could not quite pull it off tonight…still, we in Arizona are proud of the way they played.  The Steelers played a good game too, but that personal foul by James Harrison was disgusting and…