Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sports: Sometimes Coaches Get Tired Too

Six years ago I was interviewing an NBA head coach (who shall remain nameless because the comment in the title of the post was made off the record).  We hit it off pretty well and he kept talking well after … Continue reading

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Sports: There’s No D in OKC

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been a popular favorite to go to the NBA Finals since the end of the lockout in November, but I’ve had doubts.  Those doubts increased during the season even as the Thunder solidified their status … Continue reading

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Sports: Eastern Conference Finals Game One

Sometimes if you can’t stop an opponent’s best player then slowing him down will do.  That was the case in Monday night’s opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 outscoring them 47-33 … Continue reading

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Music: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love (Well, Appreciate) Nostalgia

During my nearly three decades as a music journalist I was devotedly open minded.  No genre was beneath my contempt.  I was equally fascinated by the opportunity to write about mainstream phenomenon like N’Sync as I was personal favorites like … Continue reading

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Sports: Western Conference Finals Game 1: My Smallball is Better Than Your Smallball

The conventional narrative about sports is that the player or team that wants it more usually wins.  The truth is that while desire plays a part, usually both teams or players want it with roughly equal zeal and that the … Continue reading

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Sports: The Spurs Portfolio

John Hollinger of ESPN made my case for San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference Finals that start Sunday night in Texas.  So I’ll just quote him “San Antonio’s numbers of late are video-game crazy: The Spurs not only … Continue reading

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Sports: Kobe, I’ll Take That Bet

After his Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday evening, Kobe Bryant told reporters that he’d bet his house versus theirs that he would win another title.   Mr. Bryant, I’ll … Continue reading

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