“Don’t become the best basketball player on the planet, be bigger than basketball” “We’re all just a kid from somewhere.” Seven words that can resonate with so many people. These words are from a Powerade ad a couple of years back, reflecting on Derrick Rose’s journey from a kid in Chicago to a star for… Read More Bigger Than Basketball
Often slept on in the great era of 1990s basketball was a young team lead by two freakishly athletic All-Stars. When most fans think of the the NBA during the 1990s, the first thoughts that come to mind are Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. While there’s no denying the greatness of that team, people… Read More [REVIEW] 30 for 30: This Magic Moment
For as long as we can remember, gambling has played some sort of role in sports. While viewed negatively historically, in America, the relationship between sports and gambling is now evolving at a rapid pace. We have come a long way from infamous controversial incidents of the past. From Pete Rose in the 80’s gambling… Read More Sports and Gambling: A Perfect Match?
Interested in receiving a weekly update on the ins and outs of the wide world of sports? Please subscribe at the bottom of this page! Sunday, September 30, 2018: Sunday night wrapped up a terrible weekend for football in Pennsylvania: the Penn State Nittany Lions, Temple Owls, Villanova Wildcats, Penn Quakers, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh… Read More [theFringe] Last Week in Sports: October 7, 2018
Usually fans only influence games and players by booing and celebrating….usually. Usually players, coaches and referees are the only people blamed when a team loses… usually. When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series back in 2016, it was a magical experience for everyone involved. The organization, one of baseball’s original franchises, and its loyal… Read More [REVIEW] ESPN Films: Catching Hell
Interested in receiving a weekly update on the ins and outs of the wide world of sports? Please subscribe at the bottom of this page! Sunday, September 23, 2018: Tiger Woods won the PGA’s Tour Championship by two strokes. While not one of golf’s four major championships, the win shows that Tiger is nearly back at… Read More [theFringe] Last Week in Sports: September 29, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward Kevin Love opened up about a panic attack that he suffered last year during a basketball game. Mental health is coming into its own as a major social and political issue but it has not been discussed at all in the context of sports. We all go through things in our… Read More Kevin Love Opens Up About The Importance of Mental Health