So they shouldn't get paid because they're 19? Or they shouldn't get paid because they play a GAME? You can be as disgusted and frustrated with the system as you want (god knows I am), but college sports as big business isn't going away. There are billions upon billions of dollars on the line, and it seems to me that… » 8/09/14 1:03pm 8/09/14 1:03pm

Fire sale. Ship Pap out for nothing, letting the young flamethrowers in the pen work the 9th. Eat as much contract as you have to in order to get C prospects for Howard. Text Brian Sabean the words "Chase. Utley." every four minutes. Get Aaron Sanchez in return for Lee. The only one I'd consider keeping would be Cole,… » 7/31/14 8:02pm 7/31/14 8:02pm

There were a few rumors floating around a couple of weeks ago pointing towards Di Maria coming to Liverpool, but I think it'll take another year of top-level play and a second straight CL berth before we can bring in that caliber talent. I'd gladly take Isco or Shaqiri though, topping off what's been a good, but… » 7/24/14 5:57pm 7/24/14 5:57pm

Here's What Happened While LeBron Held The NBA Hostage

While most of the world spent the past two weeks grilling, drinking, and tracking the flight arrangements of 7-foot-3 Lithuanians, there were a handful of basketball players who did order some moving vans in the early portion of the free agency period. In case you missed it while waiting for a lowercase-d decision, I… » 7/13/14 10:09pm 7/13/14 10:09pm

No, his performances these past two matches were above-average at best; Netherlands and Germany also arguably boast the two deepest, strongest defensive midfields and did incredible jobs of gameplanning to take away all the spaces he loves to operate in. He wasn't able to overcome that today, or Wednesday, but that's… » 7/13/14 7:19pm 7/13/14 7:19pm

And no one realizes it, but Bosh isn't a bad defender at all (which Wade is now, not even counting the fact that he hasn't played transition D since the Bush administration). No, he's not going to bang in the paint for 35 minutes a night, but neither is the guy he's guarding — he blitzes ballhandlers on the p&r better… » 7/10/14 8:45pm 7/10/14 8:45pm

I do agree that DHs (Jesus, that's a weird word/acronym to pluralize) should face a higher hitting threshold for enshrinement, but there are plenty of players currently in the Hall who offered either neutral or negative defensive value and are in solely based on their offensive contributions. » 7/08/14 11:27am 7/08/14 11:27am

I'm right with you until the last sentence. Soccer non-fans shouldn't give a shit what soccer fans enjoy or talk about — there's plenty to watch, read about and talk about that isn't World Cup soccer. But the same is true for the NBA; you don't have to "endure" shit. If you don't like it, don't consume… » 7/02/14 6:58pm 7/02/14 6:58pm