1. Opinion: Au Revoir, Pierre Henderson-Niles

      "He's going in one direction, and we're going another." This was the synopsis of Pierre Henderson-Niles’s unexpected departure that Memphis Tigers coach Josh Pastner provided the media on Tuesday at the Finch Center...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 4 years ago 1,070 reads 2 comments

  2. Let 'Em Play: Why The NBA Rule Makes Sense

    (Preface - It's obviously been a while since I've concocted a B/R piece; I've been EXTREMELY busy, but I haven't forgotten about you, Bleacher Creatures. TigerSportsReport...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about 5 years ago 113 reads 8 comments

  3. How the Bulls-Celtics Series Swept Me Off My Feet

    A good friend of mine called me this morning from work. I expected the phone call to concern our Memphis in May plans for tonight, which were on hold because of the annual precipitation slog-fest...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about 5 years ago 305 reads 9 comments

  4. Aaron Curry: How a Veteran Could Take Lessons from a Rookie

    The age-old (no pun intended) adage goes, "Respect your elders." Which, I believe, is completely necessary and essential in everyday life. In the NFL and other popular sports leagues, however, I'm not completely certain that's feasible...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 161 reads 5 comments

  5. Gutted: A Way Too Premature Look at the 2009-10 Memphis Tigers' Roster

    The above image is probably the most telling when it comes to Memphis Tigers basketball as of late. Not only does the defeated demeanor depict the recent Tigers team, but the actual number of players shown does, too...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 909 reads 4 comments

  6. Pouncing on Pastner: How the Memphis Tigers Got Their Guy

    After John Calipari fled the good ol' Memphis Tigers program, I was compelled to do a few emergency tests. I checked my pulse. Promptly at 4:30, I drove around Memphis. I drove to the University of Memphis...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 855 reads 6 comments

  7. Michigan State Homeboy: Why It's Impossible to Dislike Tom Izzo

    The more and more I see the Michigan State Spartans play, the more and more I admire Tom Izzo and his hard work. At the beginning of the tournament, if you had told me there would be a No...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  8. Farewell, Coach: An Ode to John Calipari

    Farewell, Coach: An Ode to John Calipari First and foremost, let me begin by saying that John Calipari has not accepted the Kentucky job yet. But in my heart of hearts, I know he's all but gone...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 825 reads 6 comments

  9. The Voice of Reason: Why John Calipari Isn't Going to Kentucky

    It's a drama that comes around annually in April. It garners national attention. The finale leaves people teetering on a long spectrum...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 3,846 reads 74 comments

  10. UConn Caught Red-Handed: There's Really Cheating in College Basketball!?

    Today, some interesting news surfaced concerning the University of Connecticut's recruiting tactics. They're "cheating...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 2,639 reads 45 comments

  11. Cut-Throat: The Tragedy of Jay Cutler

    As the year 2008 came to a close, so did an era in Denver Broncos history. Mike Shanahan, domestically known as a genius and a mastermind, was officially relieved of his duties as Denver Broncos head coach...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 448 reads 8 comments

  12. Greivis Vasquez: Why Preaching Humility is Important

    I don't have to reciprocate what Greivis Vasquez gloated in the press conference before the second round matchup between his Maryland Terrapins and the Memphis Tigers...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 299 reads 6 comments

  13. The Enigma of a No. 1 Seed: Why a No. 16 Seed Just Can't Win

    (The preceding picture has no religious insinuation; its purpose is to only put the main point of my article into perspective.) The brainchild of Phog Allen—the NCAA tournament—has been around for exactly 70 years...

    John Martin Written by John Martin about over 5 years ago 279 reads 2 comments