Five NBA Players Who Should Retire in 2021 (and One Who Should Not)

Pete of the North 2/17/21 There are four different sets of circumstances that traditionally lead to a professional player hanging up the high tops for good. The first is the career that is tragically cut short, sometimes by injury (Greg Oden), sometimes by personal demons (Delonte West), sometimes by pure lack of interest in theContinue reading “Five NBA Players Who Should Retire in 2021 (and One Who Should Not)”

How to Fix the Raptors – NBA Week 9

Pete of the North 2-15-2021 Since Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster and company failed to take our advice and go all in on the Harden sweepstakes, let’s pivot and figure out next steps to get this 12-15 squad firing on all cylinders.  Today we will put on our real-life NBA 2K GM hats and make someContinue reading “How to Fix the Raptors – NBA Week 9”

NFL Offseason 2021 Wishlist

Pete of the North 2/8/2021 In the wake of a geriatric Tom Brady out GOATING the baby GOAT from his Florida retirement home thanks to the Chief’s offensive line going MIA and the KC defensive backfield getting called for no less than 6,423 yards of pass interference penalties, it’s time to put another great NFLContinue reading “NFL Offseason 2021 Wishlist”

Harden to the Raptors: Make it Happen

Pete of the North, 12/26/2020 As a day-one Toronto Raptors fan, it took about a week of soul searching and rationalization for me to come to this conclusion after the initial rumors emerged of potential trade talks between these two teams.  The Raptors have been burned so many times in the past by their starsContinue reading “Harden to the Raptors: Make it Happen”

10 Random Predictions for the 20/21 NBA Season

By Pete of the North 12/20/20 After an eventful but incredibly brief offseason, it is already that time to make some rash and occasionally biased predictions for the NBA’s 2021 season.  Some of these will be pretty obvious and not remotely controversial, where others may be the Red Bull fueled ramblings of a madman.  EitherContinue reading “10 Random Predictions for the 20/21 NBA Season”

Westbrook for Wall: The Good, The Bad, and the Very Ugly

Let’s take a closer look at perhaps the biggest move of the 2020 NBA Offseason. The Good:  The Washington Wizards are Poised to Make Some Noise in the East This is gonna be fun. The Washington Wizards suddenly have one of the most dangerous, electric backcourts in the NBA, and are poised to be aContinue reading “Westbrook for Wall: The Good, The Bad, and the Very Ugly”

Mark Jackson: Most Underappreciated Man in Sports? A Career Retrospective

Mark Jackson has had an incredible three-stage basketball career.  He was the definitive point guard as a player, near the top of the all-assists list and with a rule named after him.  He built and developed a team that would become a dynasty during his brief coaching career.  He is now one of the moreContinue reading “Mark Jackson: Most Underappreciated Man in Sports? A Career Retrospective”

From Overrated to Underrated: The Art of the Media Overcorrection

Whether or not they consider themselves true journalists, sports writers and pundits are in the business of entertainment.  Let’s face it, sports can be boring.  Even the NFL, the top dog of sports entertainment, has an offseason and its fair share of dud games during the season.  The NBA is 82 games long, many ofContinue reading “From Overrated to Underrated: The Art of the Media Overcorrection”

Why The Warriors Will be Fine in 2021

My sports pundit fueled headache of the week has been the repetitive talking points around the Golden State Warriors, specifically after the news of Klay Thompson’s freak tear of his Achilles Tendon in a pick-up game.  Talking heads like Max Kellerman and Damon Jones are writing the Warriors off as no longer contenders, and theirContinue reading “Why The Warriors Will be Fine in 2021”

The Unlucky 7: Biggest Disappointments of the 2020 NFL Season So Far

San Francisco 49ers:  From leading in last year’s Superbowl before some Mahomes heroics, to an injury riddled, hard-luck 4 and 5 start.  Jimmy G. looked like he was the just-good-enough game manager to lead Kyle Shanahan’s offense to the promised land, but now it appears that he was just a one hit wonder.  This year,Continue reading “The Unlucky 7: Biggest Disappointments of the 2020 NFL Season So Far”