The MLS Cup takes place this weekend in Columbus. With Buckeye Nation absorbed with the outcome of the conference championship games, there might be room for the Crew this weekend. Which is interesting in such a football-heavy locale. Columbus has…

I can’t say enough about this Browns post. I love it. Not only does it capture the emotional toll Browns fans must pay to root for their team, it lights up the dipshittery that passes as punditry in today’s media…

I’ve made it to Day Three. And while this is getting harder topic wise, I’m 25 days short of a habit. Maybe I’ll take Christmas off. Maybe LeBron and the Cavs just need to chill. After last night’s surprising home…

There’s not much left to say about the Cleveland Browns. I’m not one believing the fates conspire against Cleveland. It seems more about incompetence aided by a dose of bad luck. Last night’s field goal block and touchdown redefining the…

If you’re not familiar with Tim Ferris and you’re a friend of mine, take a minute and check him out. You can find his work at fourhourworkweek.com. I read his books, listen to his podcasts, subscribe to his newsletter, and…

Why are people so afraid to challenge conventional wisdom? This question bothers me daily. Mainly because my line of work requires a challenging of basic assumptions on a regular basis, but also because I’m naturally curious and always think “there…

Paper Lion still delivers

George Plimpton’s Paper Lion immediately discounts the notion anyone can step into professional sports and perform. The book also does little to reduce romance in the idea. Professional sports can turn intelligent and capable men into fanatics and fools. And…

Hockey can sometimes be forgotten this time of year with March Madness and the opening of Major League Baseball dominating headlines. Yet, as the hockey season grinds toward another finish, the playoff push is offering up some pretty compelling storylines…

Tooling around with tourney odds

I don’t have any visions of grandeur with respect to my bracket prospects this year. But that doesn’t make figuring out ways to get an edge in my pool any less interesting. If anything, taking an informed point of view…

I have a confession to make. I’m easily distracted. I’m also capable. But man do I piss away time when I give myself the chance. And worse, its almost always on innocent stuff like reading the latest on analytics (digital…