Post-Christmas Links

The rain has washed away the snow, the football is back and there’s a basketball team in the Pac-10 that is beating people…anything goes in the last week of the year. Is Philip Rivers the best quarterback of the ’04 draft? More troubling brewing in Washington. It has to make one wonder why the ‘Skins … Continue reading

Christmas Eve Links

Only update today as holiday events call. Tomorrow promises to be fun, with family and sports. A Merry Christmas to all: Much has been made recently of ESPN’s handling of scandals. A take from inside the Worldwide Leader. A remembrance of those we lost in 2009. The University of Indiana covers the 10 most compelling … Continue reading

Morning Links

At least the east coast part of us has been out for a few days, buried beneath about two feet of snow. But sports didn’t stop and we’re catching up. Here’s what is going on: Oregon State got thumped by BYU last night and a Beavers’ writer asks, “what’s next.” Call it a letdown for … Continue reading

NBA Power Rankings

#1) L.A. Lakers (17-3): Still rolling with 10 straight. #2) Boston (18-4): Putting itself right back where it wanted to be last year before Garnett’s injury. Need a quality win against another big-time contender. #3) Orlando (17-5): Loss at Utah not a huge deal. #4) Atlanta (15-6): Good win at Dallas. #5) Denver (16-7): Had … Continue reading

Celts take ninth in a row

The Cavs might be looking shaky, but one of their main rivals in East is anything but at the moment. The Boston Celtics reeled off their ninth straight win on Thursday night against the Washington Wizards to improve to an East-best 18-4 on the season. That string came after a loss at home to Orlando. … Continue reading

Is this a different Cavs team?

It’s now 22 games or so into the season, which is more than a quarter of the way through. What does that mean? It means it’s time to dig around the leagues for some trends that might not hold true in the long run, but are sure entertaining to ponder with a decent sample size … Continue reading

Blazers dropping like flies

The ghost of Sam Bowie lives. These Portland Trail Blazers just can’t buy a break, with the latest blow coming in the form of a fractured left patella (knee cap) for Greg Oden that will probably end his season (will, according to an article in The Oregonian). You have to start wondering whether it’s just … Continue reading

Will a woman be in the NBA soon?

Perhaps you’ve heard about NBA commissioner David Stern’s interesting comments concerning the possibility of women playing in the NBA. The statement in question came from an article by SI.com’s Ian Thomsen, which can be found at this link. Stern says he thinks there’s a good possibility that we could see women in the NBA within … Continue reading

Friday’s Sports Links

In case you missed the post below, the USA is in a group with England Slovenia and Algeria. It’s the first time the Yanks have met the Brits in this competition since a crazy upset in the 1950 World Cup. It’s also the best draw the US has gotten in a while. A funny post … Continue reading

Celts cruise to win in San Antonio

Boston went into San Antonio and showed exactly why it has a good chance to make it back to The Finals this summer. Kevin Garnett was big again with 20 points, seven boards and five assists, and the Celts used their trademark defense to force 18 SA turnovers and hold the Spurs to 42 percent … Continue reading