On one hand, I get you — I can't even imagine what it's like as a fan to have your franchise taken from you, and have to watch them thrive in another city's colors. On the other, Westbrook never suited up for a team called the Sonics, and it's not like he and Durant were just gifted to a new team and front office.… » 4/20/14 1:50am Sunday 1:50am

You're absolutely right — there's no reason to tie big-time, moneymaking sports endeavors to colleges and universities. But that tie is making a lot of people a shitload of money, so the schools themselves certainly aren't going to benevolently relinquish control. I don't know what the answer is or what the NCAA's… » 4/18/14 10:38am 4/18/14 10:38am

I was gonna ask the same question — it looks just like him with the long hair in WCW and when he first came to WWF. And upon further investigation, YES! Paul Wight apparently plays someone named "Mr. Portola" in the movie, and I'm now dying to see it. » 3/29/14 2:59pm 3/29/14 2:59pm

Maybe he "hasn't been a good enough player for long enough" because he's just 23 and has been in US pro baseball for less than two years, and the majors for just over half a season. That may also be the cause of some of the stupid things he does on the field, so, y'know, maybe accepting that he's going to make rookie… » 3/26/14 1:19pm 3/26/14 1:19pm

Right now, major-conference NCAA is better ball than much of the Euro leagues (teams like CSKA, Barcelona and Maccabi Tel Aviv excepted), and several miles ahead of the D-League (which I can see changing soon, as smart NBA teams are buying their own affiliate club and molding it with the parent franchise's goals,… » 3/24/14 11:49pm 3/24/14 11:49pm

You'll likely be seeing a lot of him this summer; while Neymar is the best player on Brazil's team, Hulk may be their most important, as the only other forward who is a threat to score and won't tear his ACL anytime he's touched (COUGH*RobinhoandPato*COUGH). » 3/19/14 5:14pm 3/19/14 5:14pm