1. Drunken Thoughts of an NBA Addict: Magic Need to Make a Move

    Yesterday, I thought I broke my basketball addiction. I got out of work early to watch the Iron Bowl where Cam Newton won the Heisman (unless some goody-goodies refuse to award him the statue on account of the recent scandals)...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 820 reads 1 comments

  2. Michigan Wolverines Football: The Death of Tradition

    What's in a name? Not too much as far as college football is concerned. Tradition and legacy are no longer the advantage they once were for the powerhouse programs. It's the 21st century, and sports, like the rest of the world, move fast...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 2,825 reads 38 comments

  3. Drunken Thoughts of an NBA Addict: Top 5 Point Guards, Best Named Brew

    Alright, another exciting week in the NBA. Time to recap it while enjoying what may possibly be the best named beer of all time (review at the end)...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 246 reads 0 comments

  4. Why Can't College Football Be About Football?

    Does the NCAA understand why people go to college? The answer is painfully obvious: People go to college to better their position in life. Really, it is that simple. Universities always try to make themselves sound like noble institutions...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 69 reads 1 comments

  5. Drunken Thoughts of an NBA Addict: Kevin Durant Needs to Drive, Boston Celtics the Favorite

    Hi, my name is David and I'm an addict. I'm addicted to the NBA. Seriously, this season is surpassing the expectations set during the most intriguing offseason in NBA history (and that hyperbole is totally justified...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 554 reads 2 comments

  6. Miami Heat Should Not Have a Problem With Cold Start

    Let me begin by stating my bias: I love rooting against the Miami Heat. As soon as LeBron announced he intended to bring his talents to South Beach, I jumped on the anti-Heat bandwagon...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 277 reads 5 comments

  7. Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James: Good vs. Evil

    Does Nike have a Kevin Durant puppet? If not, they need to make one pronto. They tried to pump up a rivalry between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James for years...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 1,352 reads 2 comments

  8. Barry Bonds' Steroid-Aided Record, Reggie Bush's Heisman Can't Be Erased

    The other day I was looking at the all-time and single-season home run records at Baseball-Reference.com. I was amazed to find that six of the top 10 home run hitters of all time played during my lifetime (I was born in 1989)...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about over 4 years ago 645 reads 0 comments

  9. We Are Being Robbed of the LeBron James Era

    The LeBron James era is over before it began. As an NBA fan, I feel robbed. Will Miami's so-called super team be fascinating? Of course, but it comes with a price...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 643 reads 9 comments

  10. What Recession? NBA Teams Throwing Around Money Like Usual

    How does one become an NBA General Manager? Seriously. I think I should apply. I'm convinced I could run a team better than half the executives in the league. This isn't to say I'm some kind of basketball genius...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 435 reads 0 comments

  11. NBA Free Agents 2010: Offseason Pre-Free Agency Primer

    The 2010 NBA draft is over, and free agency is just around the corner. Teams may contact free agents starting July 1...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 812 reads 2 comments

  12. 'Life Doesn't End Here': A Review of 'The Two Escobars'

    (Spoiler alert: This review contains commentary on the entire film. While the film lacks the twists of a fictional movie, if you want to experience the film without knowledge of the events please do not read...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 9,641 reads 3 comments

  13. The 2010 NBA Free Agent Class and Its Dangers

    The NBA is a league centered on superstars. Success traditionally involves having a clear best player. Aside from the 2004 Pistons (who were the quintessential team one through five) ...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 654 reads 0 comments

  14. LeBron James Free Agency: There Are Only Two Viable Destinations for the King

    Looking ahead is an American pastime. Department stores put out Christmas decorations in September. The 2008 Presidential election was the hot political story - in 2006...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 9,576 reads 92 comments

  15. Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: LA Claims 16th Title Plus the Levels of an Elite Player

    It took seven games, but we finally have a 2010 NBA champion. The Los Angeles Lakers bested their biggest rival, the Boston Celtics, to claim their 16th ring. The 83-79 final score is a good indication of how the game was played...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 459 reads 0 comments

  16. 2010 NBA Finals: What Game 7 Means for Kobe Bryant

    Nothing in the world of sports is quite like a Game 7. Game 7s indicate a hard-fought series between two evenly matched teams. It's a rare moment when a single game will determine who wins the championship...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 91 reads 6 comments

  17. 2010 NBA Finals, Game 6: Lakers Destroy Celtics, Series To Be Decided in Seven

    The Los Angeles Lakers had their backs against the wall heading into Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals. Facing elimination, they played their best game of the series. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics played their worse...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 813 reads 0 comments

  18. 2010 NBA Finals: In Defense of Kobe Bryant

    If the Los Angeles Lakers do not win the NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant haters will have a field day. Bryant is one of the most divisive athletes in sports. Some people swear he is better than Michael Jordan...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 777 reads 0 comments

  19. 2010 NBA Finals: Injured Andrew Bynum Hurting Los Angeles Lakers

    The Boston Celtics will look to win their second championship in three years on the Lakers' home court Tuesday night. A Game Six win would be their their third straight after trailing Los Angeles 2-1 in the best of seven series...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  20. 2010 NBA Finals: Horrible Defense Causes Los Angeles Lakers To Fall Behind 3-2

    Last night, the Boston Celtics won their last home game of the season, 92-86, against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics have a 3-2 series lead as the series moves back west Tuesday night...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  21. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Why Americans Don't Care About Soccer

    Up until this weekend I would never have considered myself a soccer fan. I dedicated my free time to watching what I called "real sports," such as baseball, basketball, and football...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 2,694 reads 8 comments

  22. 2010 NBA Finals: Kobe Bryant Needs to Get to the Basket

    The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers will enter Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals tied 2-2. The winner of the game will take a commanding 3-2 series lead and force their opponent to play elimination games for the remainder of the Finals...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 1,187 reads 0 comments

  23. Lakers-Celtics Game Four: Boston Bench Comes Up Big in Sloppy Battle

    Big Baby Glen Davis, Nate Robinson, and the Boston bench played the majority of the fourth quarter in a hard fought 96-89 victory. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo all sat for the majority of the fourth and never once looked upset about it...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 272 reads 2 comments

  24. 2010 NBA Finals: Game 4 a Must Win for Celtics

    Game 4 of the NBA Finals is tonight and the Celtics will look to bounce back after a tough home loss Tuesday night...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  25. Great Expectations: How Big Ben's Quiet Demeanor Worked Against Him

    Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the latest in a long line of athletes to fall from grace...

    David DeRyder Written by David DeRyder about almost 5 years ago 258 reads 0 comments