1. NBA Playoffs 2011: The Top 10 Most Embarrassing Teams in the Last 10 Years

    Don't try this at home—stripping down on the NBA hardwood...floor—like Andrew Bynum and the Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed themselves doing this year...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 3,883 reads 15 comments

  2. MLB 2011: The Top 5 Most Exciting 6-4-3 Double-Play Trios in Both the AL and NL

    Derek Jeter , Mark Teixeira, Robinoson Can and Alex Rodriguez could some day be able to say they played on an all Hall of Fame infield. They've all won Gold Gloves and have been known to play pretty good defense as a team over the years...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,413 reads 3 comments

  3. MLB: The Top 10 Most Nerve-Wracking Bullpens So Far in the 2011 Season

    The Major League Baseball season has produced some very exciting finishes so far, as walk-off home runs, come-from-behind ninth-inning wins and extra-inning clutchness have happened with extraordinary frequency...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,715 reads 12 comments

  4. Derrick Rose: Did He Really Deserve to Win the 2010-11 NBA MVP?

    Did south-side Chicago native Derrick Rose earn the MVP award, or was it handed to him because of the Bulls record and his status with Team U.S.A.? The answer could surprise you...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,878 reads 1 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings Weeks 5-6: Reasoning on Lake Cleveland About the Tribe

    The Indians are rolling along at 22-11—tied with the Phillies for the best record in the Majors. The difference is no expert picked Cleveland to do anything this year. Now they're in the thick of the race for the No...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 725 reads 3 comments

  6. Justin Verlander: His 2nd Career No-Hitter Means What for the Detroit Tigers?

    In terms of the overall story line, what does it mean for a pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the majors? It means he’s one of the best in the game...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 341 reads 0 comments

  7. MLB 2011: The Top 10 Cy Young Award Candidates in the AL and NL so Far

    Is this another year of the pitcher—like 2010 was? Yes, and no. Take a walk with me down River Walk Lane and go reasoning with me on the river of my reflections, won't you? That's a rhetorical question...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 3,812 reads 37 comments

  8. MLB: Lance Berkman and the Top 10 Leading 2011 AL and NL MVP Candidates

    Baseball's 2010 American League MVP Josh Hamilton was injured the first week of the season. Joey Votto, who won the 2010 National League MVP, is still doing his thing...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 3,377 reads 7 comments

  9. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Should A.J. Burnett Be Put on the Back Burner?

    Is A.J. Burnett putting his struggles from last year on the back burner and performing better this season? From all indications early, it appears he is. A mirage, though, can be a dangerous thing in MLB early seasons...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 320 reads 0 comments

  10. Mike Stanton: Is the Florida Marlins' Outfielder the Next Albert Pujols?

    Is the 21-year-old right fielder for the Florida Marlins ready to be an All-Star this season? He’s ready—in his own mind, maybe, but let’s take a deeper look into the question...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 3,053 reads 7 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2011: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics: Will the Victor Win It All?

    Can Miami and the man formerly known as King James pull an upset over Boston? Would it really be an upset? Yes, and yes...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,421 reads 3 comments

  12. Richard Jefferson: Should His Spurs Contract Have Contained a Prenup?

    Should the Spurs have signed Richard Jefferson to a prenuptial deal to go along with his restructured contract? Um, yes—according to a lot of Spurs fans. He’s got Spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle—the line from the song goes...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 3,550 reads 9 comments

  13. MLB Speculation: Will Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds Be Sent to the Minors?

    How high has the stock in American Rags T-shirts gone since Reds pitcher Mike Leake’s shocking arrest for allegedly stealing low-priced shirts? I’m not sure, but probably not as low as Leake’s...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 495 reads 1 comments

  14. NBA Playoffs 2011: Can Kobe's L.A. Lakers Bounce Back To Win Game 2 vs. Dallas?

    Will Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers bounce back and win Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals? Or is the end near for the Lakers? For an in-depth analysis, join me now and weigh in—you could be enlightened...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 612 reads 0 comments

  15. MVP Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls: Are They Still Too Young to Win the NBA Finals?

    Is the tender-aged Derrick Rose seasoned enough to lead the No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls to the NBA Finals? From the looks of the first game, the answer could surprise you...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,146 reads 18 comments

  16. San Antonio Spurs: Against Memphis Grizzlies, Did They Remember the Alamo?

    Did the San Antonio Spurs remember the Alamo and give it all they had, or did they wuss out to end the season last Friday night in Memphis? Join me now in discussing what really happened in the city of blues...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 138 reads 2 comments

  17. MLB Power Rankings 2011 Weeks 4-5: Reasoning on the River About the Royals

    To start the season, the Texas Rangers sat atop my first two weeks of power rankings, but Kansas city ranked in the top five. Since then in my power ranking system, they've faded along with the chat about the royal wedding...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,557 reads 1 comments

  18. Fantasy Baseball Weeks 4-5: Reasoning on the Riverwalk: Who to Start, Sit

    The fantasy baseball season is starting to filter out the big fish from the small fries. Maybe your team was a few big flies away from first place in your league. Perhaps you were one win away from moving up...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  19. Antonio McDyess, Spurs: Will the Real NBA Wussies Please Stand Up?

    What in the devil made Antonio McDyess say what he said about his own team? Probably some sort of truth serum he took after the game—the devil’s alleged potion. Get thee behind me, Satan—and don’t push...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,249 reads 13 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs: L.A. Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks: Who Owns the Showdown?

    Can the Dallas Mavericks—after again getting over the hump of the first round—win the NBA Western Conference championship? They’ll try to Tyson the Lakers in Los Angeles...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 2,524 reads 15 comments

  21. San Antonio Spurs: Did the "March Massacre" Send San Antonio Spiraling?

    I didn’t get the memo about the AT&T Center in San Antonio turning into the Staples Center in Los Angeles for one afternoon...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 582 reads 3 comments

  22. NBA Playoffs 2011: Can the Memphis Grizzlies Win the Western Conference?

    Does their bite against the Spurs show that the Beale Street Bullies—the NBA ’s Memphis Grizzlies —are now contenders in the Western Conference? Why, yes—of course...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,027 reads 7 comments

  23. Richard Jefferson: Analyzing the Results of the Summer Basketball 101 Sessions

    Was it Richard Jefferson’s fault the Spurs shockingly collapsed in this year’s NBA playoffs? Without question—according to Spurs Nation—but what did my research show? The results may shock you...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 317 reads 0 comments

  24. Kobe Bryant: Did His Left-Handed Dunk Against the Hornets Right the Ship?

    Would you look Kobe Bryant in the eyes after he thunder dunked on you? I wouldn’t. Not even if I was Emeka Okafor’s size. It’s not the size of the vertical that counts anymore with Kobe; it’s the size of the game...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 1,684 reads 4 comments

  25. Brandon 'Boo' Phillips: Is He the Missing Link for the Cardinals' Infield?

    Will Cincinnati Reds ' third baseman Brandon “Boo” Phillips legally change his name like Chad Ochocinco did? It wouldn’t surprise me—social media rules the world. Over Easter weekend, the social Phillips announced to the St...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 3 years ago 536 reads 2 comments