How LeBron’s First Dozen Years Stack Up Against The Greats

I’m fascinated by history and how careers transcend different eras, styles of play and rules changes. It’s absolutely impossible to measure apples-for-apples the careers of Bill Russell and Tim Duncan, and Kobe Bryant against Dr. J. In this case, I’m going to compare the careers of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, through their […]

The Hype, The Fame, The Fortune: Understanding the Complexity of Modern Day Athletes

We like to think of our favorite professional sports stars as super human. Reassessing that philosophy may go a long way in understanding the modern professional athlete. Ancient Greek civilization is remembered, among other things, for Greek Mythology, a collection of teachings and myths which commonly documented the accomplishments of gods and heroes. Of these […]

Golf’s Fourth Major: The U.S. Open

At what point in golf history did the USGA decide to make the U.S. Open a circus? These days, it seems, the USGA tries to make it more about themselves than about the game of golf. Why does Chambers Bay look like a course from Scotland? Isn’t this the U.S. Open? And why is the […]

An Orange and Blueprint: The Knick Fan’s Guide To The 2015 Off-Season

A detailed, comprehensive plan to improve the Knicks – now and into the future. Let me start off by explaining what inspired me to write such an article about the Knicks off-season plans. Despite the impending draft and free agency being covered at nausea by bloggers and mainstream sports media alike, I have been waiting […]

Fifteen Years of Garden Ringmasters

The Rangers, the Knicks, and those who have run MSG since the century’s turn. It was the summer of 1994. New York sports fans over the age of 30 remember it quite well. The Rangers, mired in a 54 year Stanley Cup drought, won the ultimate prize. The championship ended the drought and cemented players […]

The Untold Legacy of Andy Roddick

Often criticized and rarely praised, Roddick’s retirement in 2012 marked the death of the American men’s tennis player. Andy Roddick, following his U.S. Open victory in 2003 at just 21 years of age, was predictably labeled the real deal. A stunningly powerful forehand and a hulk-like first-serve, Roddick possessed a marketable skill-set even for the […]

April 30th, 1992 – The “Lister Blister”

There’s a thing that really bothers me with professional sports. Specifically, certain fans of professional sports. If you’ve been a fan of something your whole life, your experience is obviously going to be more extensive and just plain different than someone first being introduced to it. Not that every johnny-come-lately is less of a fan; […]

The Impending Sports Analytics Doom

How the latest obsession with statistics and data are sapping the drama from our sports world. Following the dramatic conclusion of the Super Bowl a couple of months ago, the sports world exploded into a frenzy of overreaction. Most notably, the final sequence of events, in which Seattle’s offense elected to throw the ball on […]

Heir Jordan: Predicting Golf’s Unpredictable

Jordan Spieth is not Tiger Woods. He doesn’t need to be. The race for golf’s next big star is on.   Golf’s “Chosen One” – Spieth’s Rise to Stardom It was the year 2010, and Jordan Spieth was about to play his first professional golf tournament. He was an amateur, receiving a sponsors exemption. This […]

Triple Threat Weekly: 2015 NBA Playoffs Outlook

With the NBA regular season coming to a close Wednesday, and the NBA playoffs starting up this Saturday, the most exciting action is finally here. In this week’s Triple Threat, Tyler and Jim bring in their Back of the Jersey colleague, Rory, to make some playoff predictions. Reader Warning: With how wide-open this year’s playoff […]