Is it just me, or are both NBA and college basketball announcers filling their air time with full of clichés and misleading statements more than they used to? If you really break them down, do they make any sense?
I jotted down a few over the weekend and tried to answer that question.
Cliché: "H ... More >>
As we reported earlier, there's a racist "tweet" war waging against re-elected President Barack Obama. The words "nigger" and "monkey" are popular slurs directed at the president by presumably white morons who are upset that they must endure four more years of Obama (gasp!).But many of these racist ... More >>
Today we meet two New York Olympians who have made a huge splash in their young careers. While one has racked numerous accolades in his high school and collegiate career, the other is barely out of high school and already a bronze medal winner.Name: Alex MeyerAge: 24Olympic Event: SwimmingHometown: ... More >>
Police are now looking for a group of vandals that worked Wednesday morning to let subway riders at thee stations across Manhattan and Brooklyn ride free. The group -- wearing masks, hoods and gloves -- chained open emergency gates, taped over the MetroCard readers and posted signs that read, "custo ... More >>
It's the time of year for office pools and for articles about what's wrong with college basketball in general and the March NCAA tournament in particular. Most of the arguments for both are covered by Steve Wieberg in Friday's USA Today.
"Attendance, a key vital sign in any sport, is slipping in c ... More >>
Butler's Gordon Hayward narrowly missed a last-second shot against Duke last night, but he's made big shots before. See the videos after the jump, and imagine a mid-major team actually beating basketball royality!
The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>
Maybe I was just oblivious to it all the other years, but for some reason, it seemed like whenever booth announcers were short on talking points, they defaulted to the current Wild Card playoff system. Everyone had an idea on how to best construct the postseason process so as to best preserve ... More >>
Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>
"In Washington, it's a little like American Idol except everyone's Simon Cowell" is pretty good. So's the Special Olympics joke, which his opponents would probably praise as "politically incorrect" if it were being delivered by, say, Mel Gibson. So fuck those PC dorks. Obama explains his socialist ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Times catching up on the Rikers Fight Club story that the Voice's Graham Rayman has been reporting for nearly two years.More AIG drama: Bailout money went to foreign firms and other big banks that AIG owed in derivative gam ... More >>