July 2010

Basketball

Microfracture knee surgery and its impact on the NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire is an expensive bundle of generously damaged goods, so it comes as no surprise that the New York Knicks are guarding their most recent investment with a desperate passion that only a team weeks removed from the biggest heart-break in franchise history could. It all traces back to a certain microfracture knee surgery. Give them credit first of all, for putting their free agency sorrows behind them and taking advantage of the consolation…

Baseball

Ironic shortage of All-Stars in MLB All-Star Game

When is an All-Star Game actually going to be all-star? This year’s MLB All-Star Game was for all intents and purposes a great ball game, not only to watch but to play in. All the players stuck around until the end of the game instead of leaving faster than Monica Lewinski when Hillary walked in. The game stuck to the theme that is the 2010 MLB season; that it’s the Year of the Pitcher. The…

Other Sports

Uncovering the most hopeless sports cities in North America

From 2007-2008, sports fans and media folk in the metropolis area of Boston, Massachusetts were riding a consistent feeling of ecstasy. No, they hadn’t gone to a pill-popping high school rave; rather they were treated to a plateful of incredible professional sports clubs in their own backyard. In those two fateful calendar years, the Red Sox and Celtics both took home the ultimate prize in their respective sports. The Patriots and Revolution excelled as well,…

Basketball

LeBron James, the Galactic Empire, and you

We’ve all been there, combing through the impractically lit carbon-freezing chamber of a landing station on Planet Bespin when out of an ominous-looking cloud of fog comes the silhouette of destiny waiting to smack us in the face with the biggest choice of our lives. It’s terrifying, but more importantly it’s necessary. Since last week much has been said and done regarding LeBron James’ decision to fly the coop and head to southern Florida in…

Baseball

Ubaldo Jimenez deserving of extra attention

Thanks to a number of remarkable single-game pitching performances thus far in the Major League Baseball season, there is a smidgen of acceptance for the lack of attention Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has received for his execution of the National League. The levels of perfection reached by young Athletic Dallas Braden, and constant Cy Young threat Roy Halladay, were not small feats by any means. Additionally, Stephen Strasburg’s emergence as a force to reckon…

Other Sports

So Klose, but so far away

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, just barely out of reach you are. This seems to be the new anthem of the German national soccer team, as they are finding it ever so difficult to find that elusive fourth World Cup star – a pinnacle which has eluded them for two dreadfully long decades. The German squad entered the 2010 FIFA World Cup looking to exorcize their recent demons in international play. Unfortunately, it all came to…