The Wizards are arguably a top 10 team in the NBA right now, and are arguably a much better team than they were during the Gilbert Arenas-Caron Butler-Antawn Jamison-era. One thing is for sure though: they have been more successful in the playoffs, nearly beating the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. However, the … More Out with the Old, In with the New
After last week’s drubbing of the Tennessee Titans, the Bengals were the only team in the AFC with an undefeated record (prior to yesterday’s defeat to the Patriots). Since drafting the combination of A.J. Green and Andy Dalton, the Bengals have reached 3 consecutive postseasons, only to lose in the Wild Card round each time. After each … More Why Dalton Deserves More Credit
The ongoing debate about the best quarterback of all time becomes complicated when people mention Dan Marino or Brett Favre, men whose playoff accomplishments did not match their regular season success. In our generation, two players sit high above the rest: Tom Brady, winner of three Super Bowls, and Peyton Manning, whose eleven playoff losses … More Does Peyton Manning Perform Worse in the Playoffs?
As the MLB creeps toward the postseason, teams are still looking for that one piece to help secure their spot to play in October. The most notable transactions usually occur prior to the trade deadline (e.g., Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox) with the immediate goal of increasing that team’s odds of obtaining the division … More Ten Players You’ve Heard of on or Possibly Headed for the Waiver Wire
Throughout most of the NBA regular season and the beginning of the playoffs, there was very little question in the eyes of NBA experts and observers about which team was the large favorite to win the NBA championship. The Miami Heat were pretty much assured to repeat. With their Game 7 championship victory, the Heat … More Destined for a Championship? How Even the Best Teams Must Overcome Statistical Chance
Frank Vogel is the second youngest coach in the league, yet he and his coaching staff are the architects of the first ranked defense in the NBA in points allowed per game. Vogel is aided by one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenders, Paul George, as well as arguably the NBA’s best interior defender, Roy … More Overreaction or Over-coaching? Analyzing Hibbert’s Absence from Game One’s Decisive Play
Any follower of the NBA’s Miami Heat will probably understand what you mean if you mentioned the words “position-less basketball” to them, and with good reason. The Heat won last year’s title with the 6’7 Shane Battier playing power forward and LeBron James acting for large portions as the teams “point guard” (if you can … More Are Two Point Guards Better than One?