1. New York Dropping as a Hoop City? Best Basketball Cities over the Past 10 Years

    When all-things-basketball guru Alan Stein (@AlanStein) tweeted last week, "Rank, in order, the Top 10 cities that currently produce the best youth and high school basketball talent," it generated a lot of interest...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about 3 years ago 8,130 reads 12 comments

  2. Dallas Mavericks Sweeping the Thunder? Nothing Could Be Sweeter for Seattle Fans

    Jeff Foxworthy has a wonderful line in his comedy routine that states something like this: "If you've ever had to haul a can of paint to the top of a water tower to defend your sister's honor, you might be a redneck...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 995 reads 10 comments

  3. Texas A&M Basketball Coaching Search: Time to Consider Quin Snyder

    I'm not quite sure what completely qualifies someone to be a head basketball coach at a major university at the Division I level. I sometimes think it's only wins and losses, but then Bruce Pearl is given the boot...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 102 reads 5 comments

  4. Texas Exit: Barnes Doesn't Disappoint with Routine Departure from NCAA Tourney

    It was considered almost blasphemous when I suggested to Mitch Levy it wouldn't be an upset if Oakland beat Texas in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 792 reads 2 comments

  5. NBA Contraction: Why Saying Adios to Six Teams Is a Good Thing

    Before the All-Star selections are made, most of us who follow the NBA are fairly certain which teams are not going to make the playoffs. There are more than a handful of games every week that simply aren't worth watching...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 927 reads 24 comments

  6. LaDainian Tomlinson Shy Again: Top 10 Running Backs Never to Win a Super Bowl

    Not too many folks gave the New York Jets a chance at winning the Super Bowl this year, but it would have been nice to see one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL finally put on one of those big, expensive rings...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 3,940 reads 44 comments

  7. How the NFL Can Reduce Divisions, Improve Playoffs: Sorry Cowboys, Seahawks

    With the Seattle Seahawks making the playoffs this year with a 7-9 record and the Buccaneers and Giants both missing the playoffs after winning 10 games during the season, considering ...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 352 reads 8 comments

  8. Donovan McNabb the Next Tarkenton? The Top 10 QBs Never To Win the Super Bowl

    With all stubbornness, this dead horse is going to be beaten again. There certainly doesn't exist a shortage of opinions on who are the greatest quarterbacks to never win the Super Bowl...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 3 years ago 1,917 reads 27 comments

  9. Seattle To Obtain NBA Team, Reinstate Sonics...Not Really, I'm Dreaming Here

    The NBA needs to change. It's not that basketball is boring--the NCAA tournament is still one of the most exciting sporting spectacles in the world. Basketball is exciting...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about almost 4 years ago 1,187 reads 5 comments

  10. Big 12's Rick Barnes of Texas vs Scott Drew of Baylor: A Tasty Analogy

    At the complete risk of alienating at least half of the readers, here is a suitable analogy that fits the two programs helmed by Rick Barnes of the University of Texas and Scott Drew of Baylor...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 4 years ago 900 reads 2 comments

  11. NCAA Football: A Logical Dream of Eight SUPER Conferences

    The ultimate goal will eventually be realized: a playoff system crowning a true National Champion in College Football. Can we agree to leave the NCAA in the dust? Thank you...they don't crown a real National Champion anyway...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 4 years ago 1,708 reads 10 comments

  12. Texas Basketball: Not A Championship Team Under Barnes

    If I weren't so slow in writing this, I would have come across as prophetic.    About a month ago while watching the University of Texas Men's basketball team struggle against Texas A&M-Corpus ...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 4 years ago 715 reads 2 comments

  13. Rick Pitino Needs a Period of Reflection

    I just heard Rick Pitino say that he's "had enough" of the media coverage of his adventures. While I'm a forgiving guy (Michael Vick should play, and Plaxico Burress' sentence is excessive), I have very little sympathy for Coach Pitino...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about 5 years ago 447 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA: the Picture Dictionary

    I'm sure there exists an NBA Dictionary, Encyclopedia, or Almanac. But if I were to create my own, the following pictures would be attached to the various definitions in order to clearly define that aspect of the game...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about 5 years ago 592 reads 5 comments

  15. Poor Spud Webb: How Expansion Has Ruined The NBA, Part 2

    In an attempt to figure out why this year’s NBA playoffs have been both exciting and excruciatingly awful—as have many previous playoffs—I can’t help but come to this conclusion: expansion has ruined the NBA...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 407 reads 2 comments

  16. If I Was a Denver Nuggets Fan, I'd Be Pissed: How Expansion Ruined the NBA

    There has been much discussion lately regarding where Kobe and LeBron rank among the greats in the history of the NBA...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 1,057 reads 23 comments

  17. Golf, NASCAR, Bowling, and Poker Are Great Hobbies

    The gut on John Daly (pictured above) does not evoke notions of athleticism, does it? That belly is just one piece of evidence that leads us to the conclusion that golf is not a sport...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 131 reads 2 comments

  18. By Popular Demand: The Top 25 Basketball Players from the State of Oregon

    Growing up in Tacoma and Seattle, I always looked down upon those citizens from the south (Oregon), considering them my dirty little step-brother...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 6,035 reads 41 comments

  19. Top 25 Basketball Players To Come Out of the State of Washington

    With the Washington High School State Championship scheduled to be played tomorrow night, it's only fitting that we look back at the tremendous talent that has come out of the great Pacific Northwest...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 11,071 reads 11 comments

  20. Turning The Tables: NFL Mock Draft...Franchise Style.

    Hello great fans of the NFL! My name is Bill Wright and I am coming to you live from Madison Square Garden...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 432 reads 0 comments

  21. Mookie Blaylock, Mike Tyson, and Artichokes: Top 10 "Top 10" Lists of All-Time

    When it comes to Top 10 lists, I am a sucker. The list could consist of "Top 10 Coaching Guts in Football" and I'd be diving into it. Over the years, I have developed my very own favorite lists...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 492 reads 1 comments

  22. No Shortage of Options for John Gruden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers This Offseason

    Considering how much John Gruden likes to tinker, this offseason should be like Christmas for him. The Buccaneers have plenty of money available and if it is not spent on at least a couple marquee ...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 2,548 reads 4 comments

  23. What BCS Controversy? New System Gives Everyone a Shot at Title

    In a cramped office located in Central Texas, not too far from where the Longhorns are celebrating their Fiesta Bowl victory over the Buckeyes, exists a group of misfits who ...

    Bill Wright Written by Bill Wright about over 5 years ago 658 reads 14 comments