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What Basketball Means To Me

On my best days, I will wake up in the morning, play basketball for two or three hours, rest in the afternoon, and play again at night.

I’ll play in gyms, on asphalt, in the sunshine, in the rain, under a moonlit sky, beneath the glaring fluorescence of floodlights.

I’ll play with men and women, boys and girls, teenagers, adults, senior citizens, white people, black people, brown, yellow, red, green, blue, purple. It doesn’t matter. I’ll play with anyone.

Some days I’ll be on, some days I’ll be off. Some days I’ll be smooth, some days I’ll be shaky. Some days I’ll be hot, some days I’ll be cold. But for every bad day, I’ll come back to make the next one good.

Basketball is a simple game. On one end, you’re tasked with putting a round ball through a circular hoop sitting ten feet off the ground. On the other end, you’re tasked with preventing an opponent from putting a round ball through a circular hoop sitting ten feet off the ground. It’s as easy as that.

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Yahoo’s Jason King defies sanity in ranking Pac-10

Beware this man! He's an idiot!
Beware this man! He's an idiot!

Not that Yahoo Sports is considered a valuable resource for college basketball analysis or anything, but come on.  Come on, Jason King, you’re supposed to be an expert.  Instead, you look like a fool, with your back-asswards Pac-10 basketball rankings and an expectation that we’re supposed to trust you for insight.

I implore you to stop.  Just stop.  You’re not as smart as you give yourself credit for, and there’s no need to keep perpetuating flat-out wrongitude.

Who is Jason King, you ask?  Jason King is a Yahoo Sports college basketball “insider” (inside what, we may never know) that spends his time analyzing all of NCAA basketball.

First of all, asking someone to analyze all of NCAA basketball is like asking someone to sponge bath all of Bartolo Colon, or read all the works of Shakespeare.  It’s a humongous task that no one should be assigned on a sole basis.  But in these tough economic times, not only has Yahoo Sports entrusted one man to handle this job, they’ve entrusted Jason King, who happens to be an idiot.

Additionally, King hails from Kansas and attended Texas’ Baylor University, so his knowledge of West Coast basketball is right up there with my knowledge of nuclear physics.

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