A day after two thrilling Game 7s in the NHL, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets to move onto the conference finals. Yet the Spurs winning the series wasn't at all surprising, NBA fans expect the Spurs to win playoff games and have a deep playoff run. But it raises the question as … Continue reading Have the NBA Playoffs Become Predictable?
It seems like a lifetime ago (months) that sports media was abuzz with what was going on in the New York Knicks front office/locker room between President Phil Jackson and star Carmelo Anthony and now another NY sports team is dominating the news cycle. It raises the question, what is in the sports water in … Continue reading Is There Something in the New York Sports Water?
Everyone knows about the Ball family, especially patriarch of the family LaVar. In case you have been living under a rock and don't know anything about the Ball Family let's do a real quick recap: LaVar Ball first made headlines saying his son, UCLA Guard Lonzo, was better than Steph Curry. Ball than continued to … Continue reading Has LaVar Ball actually lost his mind?
This week's Hooked Till the Credits is an interesting one because it's not focused on a sports documentary, but a news report. Outside the Lines aired a piece yesterday about Indiana University failing its injured student athletes and I was gripped from the opening to the ending of the piece. The report started out with … Continue reading OTL Grips in Latest Report on Indiana University Athletics Failing Athletes
For the last couple of hours, National Football League teams and networks have been hyping up the release of the 2017-18 schedule and on the surface it looks like the NFL wanted to get fans excited about who their favorite team would be playing come this fall, but really the hype and televising of the … Continue reading NFL Schedule Release Hype For TV Networks not Fans
ESPN's new 30 for 30 documentary focuses on John Calipari and his rise to coaching success at the University of Kentucky, success due in large part to his acceptance of the controversial One and Done rule in the National Basketball League. But Calipari's past is marred with scandals at the University of Massachusetts and the … Continue reading Refuse to Lose (or how John Calipari was ‘One and Done’ before it was a Thing
After months of speculation and "negotiations" the National Hockey League has decided that it will not allow players to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The decision comes at no surprise to anyone because of the toll the Olympics takes on the NHL every four years by teams essentially getting two weeks off in … Continue reading No Olympics Will Hurt the NHL’s Pocketbook