Last Night’s Pizza

Sopressata, red onion, mozz, goat cheese.

by A.J. Coltrane

Not the world’s most awesome title for a post. I’d guess most people would just “twitter” their pictures of the pizza.

First off though, a piece about Marv Albert at Grantland. Marv finally got to broadcast an NBA game from Brooklyn, which is where he grew up. As kids, Marv and his […]

More Opinions On The Harden Trade

by A.J Coltrane

I emailed a guy who lives in Oklahoma City a day after the Harden trade. He goes to OKC games, and I was interested to hear how he felt about the move. He basically said that if Harden didn’t want to be there and wanted to go somewhere else for more money, […]

Thunder Trade A Quarter For Two Dimes

by A.J. Coltrane

The trade:

Unable to work out an extension with James Harden the Oklahoma City Thunder traded the Sixth Man of the Year to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, breaking up the young core of the Western Conference champions.

The Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick in the surprising deal […]

David Stern To Retire In February 2014

by A.J. Coltrane



The Dwight Howard Trade, Or, Be Careful What You Wish For

by A.J. Coltrane Dwight Howard finally got what he wanted. Out. I think there’s a broad public perception that Howard is the best center in the league right now, and by extension that makes him one of the All Time Greats. What’s the reaction going to be when he’s exposed as not really being at that level? He’s not […]

Ray Allen Joins The Heat

by A.J. Coltrane

On Friday Ray Allen signed a 3 year, $9 million dollar contract with the Heat, turning down the Celtics’ offer of two years and $12 million.

It’s a perfect fit for Allen, and it’s exactly what the Heat need to repeat as champions. Allen will likely play 25-30 minutes a game, hang out in […]

Rooting For Schadenfreude

Good signs if you’re not a fan of the Thunder:

Westbrook went 4-20 in the final game, and there’s an ongoing question as to how good a fit he is with Durant. An ESPN column that I read today suggested that the Thunder may try Westbrook at shooting guard. That would make him a short (6′-3″) shooting guard, and […]

Politicians and Sports

By Blaidd Drwg

Boston mayor, Tom Menino has been in office since I was in college (let’s just say that it was in the early years starting with 199), and he is a lifelong Boston resident, so he has at least a passing familiarity with the Boston sports scene. Mayor Mumbles as he is not […]

Rooting For The Spurs

by A.J. Coltrane

The San Antonio Spurs now lead the Thunder two games to none in the Western Conference Finals.

Naturally, I’m rooting for the Spurs to win, but it’s more than just vindictive in this case.

The Spurs have now won 20 in a row, and they’re doing it the “right way”, at least […]

One After Another

by A.J. Coltrane

My earliest tangible memory of Dr. J. (source).


The white guy shoots. The black guy jumps. I didn't think anything of it at the time, I'm not sure I should think anything of it now. It *does* highlight what each of them was known for.


The ad ran on […]