“Politicizing” Sports

A reminder that all choices are political to one degree or the other.

LeBron James Becomes NBA’s All-Time Scoring Leader

What was once impossible, then inevitable, has now happened.

OTB at 20

A look back at two decades of blogging.

ESPN, Jock Culture, and Jon Gruden

Is the Worldwide Leader responsible oblivious to bigotry?

The Psychology of Internet Fame

Our brains are wired to seek approval but may not be equipped to handle our modern existence.

The Politicization of Math Class

The least controversial subject in school is suddenly controversial.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

LeBron Wins Title with Third Team

Give him his damn respect.

Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam

The Spaniard continues his quest to be the Greatest of All Time.

The Proud Boys Heard Trump Loud and Clear

They are standing by as ordered.

Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among five fatalities.

NBA Free Agency is the Best Free Agency

Every offseason re-aligns the sport in fascinating ways.

A Year After Charlottesville, Trump Shows That He Doesn’t Get It Or Doesn’t Care

One year after Charlottesville, it’s clear that President Trump still doesn’t understand what happened there, or that he just doesn’t care.

LeBron James Joins the Lakers

The NBA’s best player has moved closer to his business interests, leaving Cleveland devastated a second time.

Warriors Win NBA Title, As Expected

There have been dynasties in American team sports before. But this one feels different.

Rice Commission Issues NCAA Reform Recommendations

The Commission on College Basketball recommended an end to the one-and-done rule and other major reforms.

LeBron James Breaks Yet Another Record

Last night, he finished in double digits for his 867th consecutive game. There are 71 players in the Hall of Fame who didn’t play in that many games.

Anfernee Simons Bucks One-and-Done, Heads for NBA

A top basketball prospect is skipping the farcical year in college before turning pro.

Most Dominant Athletes of the Last 20 Years

ESPN the Magazine has broken out the slide rule to rank the top athletes during its first two decades.

Knicks Center Enes Katner To Be Tried In Abstentia For Criticizing President Of Turkey

New York Knicks Center Enes Katner is at the center of an international legal dispute for speaking out against the President of Turkey.

Kevin Durant Taking His Talents to Oakland

In the biggest NBA free agent move since LeBron James left and returned to Cleveland, Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors.

LeBron James Brings A Championship Home To Cleveland For The First Time Since 1964

Congratulations Cleveland! Next month, you get Donald Trump.

Mike Huckabee Takes Another Step Toward Running For President

Over the weekend, Mike Huckabee took another step that suggests that he is indeed planning on running for President in 2016.

LeBron James Is Returning To Cleveland

‘The Decision’ is undecided.

LeBron James’ Game (Theory)

Does the NBA’s best player have first mover advantage? Or should he take his time?

Donald Sterling Wants To Air The NBA’s Dirty Laundry

There’s really no better word for it than blackmail.

Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor Recipient, Retiring from the Army

Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry in Afghanistan, is medically retiring from the Army.

Just Say No To “National Service” Schemes

The return of a really bad idea.

Unemployed Journeyman Becomes NBA’s First Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins is gay. Who the hell is Jason Collins, you might ask?

LeBron James Gets His Title

Will winning a championship finally overshadown “The Decision” and erase the NBA’s best player’s reputation as a choke artist?

Dumb Jocks and Student-Athlete Propaganda

The student-athlete fairytale is true. Except where you would reasonably expect it to be a lie.

Maryland Football Uniforms Ugly, Attract Needed Attention

The Maryland Terrapins upset the Miami Hurricanes 32-24 last night in college football’s opening weekend. But all anyone is talking about is the ugly uniforms.

Kasich Proclaims Dallas Mavericks Honorary Ohioans

Apparently, some people haven’t gotten over Lebron James taking his talents to South Beach.

Athletes Are Ruining Sports!

Players have taken control of the NBA from the owners. That’s bad for fans. But probably a good thing.

Moast Loathesome Americans

The Beast has released its The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010, which I gather is supposed to be amusing rather than taken seriously.

Quote of the Day: Census Edition

Two Ohio congressional districts are taking their talents to South Beach.

Lady Gaga Stole My Pie

The super rich have a lot larger share of total income than they did a generation ago. Are they taking it from the rest of us?

Taxing Millionaires

A special tax rate for millionaires wouldn’t raise much additional revenue but it would make journalists feel better.

Did Income Taxes Send LeBron James To Miami ?

Did LeBron James pick Miami because of income taxes ? Probably not.

Did LeBron James Betray Cleveland?

Cleveland Cavaliers owner reacted to his star player’s departure with a scathing open letter. Was it fair?

LeBron James And The Tea Party

Will LeBron James’s departure push upset Ohioans to the right ?