Bill Russell, 1934-2022

The iconic basketball player, coach, and civil rights leader is gone at 88.

Washington Commanders

DC’s NFL franchise finally has a new name.

Still no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election

After more than a year and countless investigations into election fraud, the big lie continues to be a big lie

Simone Biles and the Ugly Side of Sport

It turns out that the GOAT is a human being.

Supreme Court Ends ‘Amateur’ Collegiate Sports

Most NCAA restrictions violate anti-trust law.

Additional Thoughts on Vaccine Passports

It makes sense for large-scale venues, yes? But making sense is not the issue.

The NFL’s $10 Billion TV Deal

Pandemic-induced recession? What pandemic-induced recession?

Speaking of Poor Public Health Policy

Comparing the White House’s approach to that of sports leagues on testing.

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 Weirdest Sports Season Ever?

COVID has given us a surreal calendar.

John Thompson Dead at 78

The legendary Georgetown basketball coach is gone.

Pro Athletes Boycotting Games

The NBA playoffs have been hit with a work stoppage.

When Equality is Unequal

Black football players at Iowa complain they were treated differently—and also the same.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Politics and Sports

It is foolish to think that we ever escape politics.

The Grim Reality

This isn’t likely to end any time soon.

Trump Speaks on Coronavirus…

…and confusion (and a further market tumble) ensues.

Worse Than 9/11 and the Great Recession Combined

The greatest crisis the nation has faced in my lifetime.

Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

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

Where Has the Decade Gone?

No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

The N.B.A. Continues To Kiss Chinese Ass

The National Basketball Association’s kowtowing to China hits American shores.

Houston Rockets Kissing China’s Ass

A star NBA general manager may lose his job for expressing American values.

Sean Spicer Hits Rock Bottom

Sean Spicer will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars

Cowboys, Yankees Ranked As World’s Two Most Valuable Sports Franchises

New estimates place the Cowboys and Yankees at the top of the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

NBA Free Agency is the Best Free Agency

Every offseason re-aligns the sport in fascinating ways.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Mathematics of Sports Scheduling

Putting together a fair slate of games is a whole lot harder than it looks.

Martina Navratilova Faces Blowback For Comments On Transgender Athletes

Tennis great Martina Navratilova is facing criticism for raising questions about how sports handles the issue of transgender athletes competing within the gender they identify with. She shouldn’t be.

LeBron James Joins the Lakers

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

On the Appropriation of National Symbols

Trump’s withdrawal of his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles is just another example of his populistic nationalism. (And it isn’t healthy).

Warriors Win NBA Title, As Expected

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

Reviving National Anthem Fires, Trump Revokes Eagles White House Invite

President Trump waded back into the National Anthem debate when he revoked the invitation of the Philadelphia Eagles to come to the White House today.

Las Vegas Golden Knights Defy History To Make The Stanley Cup Finals

In their first year as an NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights have managed to do something that’s only been done once before in any of the ‘big four’ professional sports leagues in the United States.

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.

BBC Pays John McEnroe 10 Times What it Pays Martina Navratilova

It may be time for transparency on pay structures so employees know what others in comparable positions are making.

UMBC Whips UVA in First 16-Seed Over 1-Seed in NCAA Tourney History

The near-impossible happened last night, demonstrating why March Madness is the most exciting and most absurd way to pick a champion.

Obama’s $400,000 Speech

The 44th President will make as for a one-hour speech as his old annual salary. Should we worry about that?

A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.

Random Observations on Trump’s Election

Trying to make sense of that which makes no sense.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The A Priest, a Rabbi and a Swami walk into a Babar Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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.

Bernie Sanders Exposed?

How much command of detail should we demand of presidential candidates?