1. Is Pessimistic LeBron James Subconsciously Tanking To Justify His Exit?

    As the Cavaliers try to avoid The Final Humiliation—losing Game 6 to Boston Thursday night in this series of alternating humiliations—there’s at least one reason for ...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 212 reads 1 comments

  2. Let Early-Leavers Return to College—and Play—When Their Careers Are Over

    Imagine if instead of playing two forgettable seasons for the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan had come out of retirement and gone back to…North Carolina. As in the University of. And that he played basketball for his alma mater again at age 39...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 141 reads 5 comments

  3. "NBA Cares" Sermon Sounds Profound, Makes No Sense

    Have you seen the “NBA Cares” commercial in which children and NBA stars solemnly declare that basketball is more than a game, that it’s filled with lessons for life? The message is that ...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 755 reads 0 comments

  4. LeBron James Is Arguably Better Than Michael Jordan

    I’m going to type a sentence now that is likely to make thousands of additional people think I have the brains of a lentil (which may be true, but my keyboarding skills are far superior): LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 2,520 reads 51 comments

  5. Olympic Games Wave Goodbye To Judged Events...I Wish

    From my series of Sports News Stories I’d Like to See. And soon. LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The days when Olympic athletes and spectators waited anxiously for judges to decide whether a performance was medal-worthy are over...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 539 reads 3 comments

  6. The Bank Shot May Be Dead, But the Bank Pass Has Yet to Be Born

    In basketball you see the bounce pass and the chest pass and variations on each, like the lob, the hand-off, and the alley-oop...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 431 reads 2 comments

  7. Please Make the NBA All-Star Game a Pickup Game

    The players have been picked, the outrage (Allen Iverson starting) committed. All that's left now is to play the stupid NBA All-Star Game. I make this plea every year: Play it differently. Turn the game into a pickup game...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 4 years ago 274 reads 6 comments

  8. Why Not Gender-Blind Golf Tournaments?

    Can anyone tell me why the best women golfers cannot compete against the best men? “Because they’re weaker, on average, than men,” sings the Conventional Wisdom Chorus...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about almost 5 years ago 659 reads 10 comments

  9. A Few More Like This and Cleveland Cavaliers Can Kiss LeBron Goodbye

    Here’s the scenario Cleveland Cavaliers fans have to hope for after Thursday night's loss to the Jazz: LeBron James bumps his head on the door to the team airplane and suffers amnesia...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about almost 5 years ago 2,569 reads 14 comments

  10. Why Do Refs Help the Offense During Last-Minute Comebacks?

    Next time you're watching an NFL game in which a team is out of timeouts and trying to score in the last few seconds, watch the officials. Tell me you haven't seen this a hundred times: An offensive player is tackled inbounds...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about almost 5 years ago 48 reads 0 comments

  11. An Ode to Notre Dame Stadium

    There are people who hear the talk about the Notre Dame mystique—the Four Horsemen, the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus—and want to…how to put this…vomit. This is almost understandable...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about 5 years ago 2,858 reads 11 comments

  12. Top Five Defining Draft Moments in Cleveland Cavaliers History

    No. 5 1971: Austin Carr, the original tragedy In their expansion season of 1970, the Cavs lost 27 of their first 28 games, finished a league-worst 15-67, and thereby got the No. 1 pick...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 5,082 reads 2 comments

  13. Seven Things the Cavaliers-Magic Series Has Taught Us About Cleveland

    1. Mo Williams may be an all-star, but he's not an elite point guard. At least not yet. In the Orlando series he's shooting 32 percent from the field, 22 percent on threes...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 621 reads 12 comments

  14. Cleveland Cavaliers Parody Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man" Commercial

    This isn't as funny as the "beer closet" one of a few weeks ago, but it's worth a view. According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, both of these videos were done by the Cavaliers's own video production team...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 1,176 reads 0 comments

  15. Coaching Blunder Costs Cleveland Cavs an Overtime Bid in Game One

    Rashard Lewis hit a three pointer with 14.7 seconds left to turn a 106-104 lead by the Cleveland Cavaliers into a 107-106 home loss to the Orlando Magic in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  16. BCS Chief To Congress: Playoff Would Kill Off Bowls—Kill Now!

    Congress is debating legislation that would mandate a playoff system to determine the national champion of big-time college football. Our national legislature surely has more important issues to tackle...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 228 reads 47 comments

  17. Cleveland Cavaliers Spoof Beer "closet" Commercial

    You don't have to be a Cavs fan to love this spoof of Heineken's new walk-in closet commercial. But if you are one, you'll find it even funnier...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  18. Cleveland Cavaliers Spoof Beer "Closet" Commercial

    You don't have to be a Cavs fan to love this spoof of Heineken's new walk-in closet commercial. But if you are one, you'll find it even funnier. Watch it at: http://www.youtube...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 815 reads 0 comments

  19. Cavs Should Forego Rest, Go For The Record

    Cavs Coach Mike Brown announced this morning that LeBron James, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Mo Williams, Joe Smith, and Ben Wallace will all sit out tonight’s season finale at home against the 76ers to rest up for the playoffs...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 156 reads 5 comments

  20. The Best and Worst Sports, in Terms of Sportsmanship

    Fans argue incessantly over which is the best sport, but no ever gets into a shouting match over which has the best sportsmanship. Yeah, I know, that would be ironic. Maybe this list will light the fire...

    Ed Cohen Written by Ed Cohen about over 5 years ago 4,078 reads 1 comments