Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sports: Figuring out the Chicago Cubs

A few weeks ago, my best friend from grade school dropped me a line and asked for a prediction on the Cubs season.  This surprised me since I’m a fan of analytics and he hates them.  He suggested that 75 … Continue reading

Posted in baseball, Chicago Cubs, Sports | Leave a comment

Sports: This Post is not About Derrick Rose

Although I’m an avid Chicago Bulls fan, I’m a little conflicted about tonight’s game between my team and the Miami Heat.  The Heat have won 27 games in a row and have the all time record of 33 in their … Continue reading

Posted in basketball, Chicago Bulls, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Sports | Leave a comment

New Music: Bombino’s new one on First Listen

Tuareg guitar and the Black Keys Dan Auerbach make magic. http://www.npr.org/2013/03/24/174857551/first-listen-bombino-nomad?sc=fb&cc=fmp

Posted in Music | Leave a comment

Sports: Are the Mavericks a Dark Horse?

At the start of the calendar year, the big question in the NBA Western Conference was whether a perennial playoff team that added a highly regarded interior player and a coveted free agent guard in the offseason could overcome their … Continue reading

Posted in basketball, Lakers, NBA, Sports | Leave a comment

Sports: Maybe There is Gold in Them Thar Hills

Has a 15 game winning streak ever flown further under the radar than the current hot stretch by the Denver Nuggets? There would appear to be two logical reasons for the Nuggets obscurity.  For one, there is a much more … Continue reading

Posted in basketball, Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, Sports | Leave a comment

Books: Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men and The Rise of Women

I first heard of Hanna Rosin’s latest book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (Riverhead) in the most unusual fashion; the author sent me an e-mail.  We aren’t friends or even acquaintances, but it wasn’t spam.  Rosin … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Politics, thoughts and musings | Leave a comment

Sports: At Long Last, They Are Who We Thought They Were

In the Summer of 2010, when the Miami Heat signed Chris Bosh and LeBron James to join Dwyane Wade as the NBA’s latest and most formidable super trio, speculation rose that the Heat would win multiple titles and even break … Continue reading

Posted in basketball, Chicago Bulls, LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, Sports | Leave a comment