NBA Off-season Grades

When I was a little kid I used to mow some for my neighbors’ lawns. In return I would get around twenty dollars (the actual amount depended on their generosity). I would then use the twenty dollars to buy six packs of $2.99 Showdown baseball cards (side note-Showdown was the absolute coolest). I was young…

Thoughts on the NBA Playoffs Post-Round One

That was a pretty uninspiring first-round of playoff basketball. The biggest story was the unusually high amount of injured star players and how it will affect teams in later rounds. On the bright side the Western Conference Playoffs will be infinitely more exciting this round, especially the Spurs-Thunder. On the downside, the Eastern Conference still…

NBA Playoff Predictions

I’ve had a pretty bad year prognosticating sports. My fantasy football team started Melvin Gordon almost half the season and my first-round draft pick was Dez Bryant. My March Madness bracket was so bad I cringe every time I think about it. I almost didn’t write a NBA playoffs predictions column because I didn’t want…

RIP “The Process.”

RIP “The Process.” As you are probably well-aware I was never a fan of “The Process.”  I don’t think you should be rewarded for losing on purpose.  If badminton can figure out how to punish people for intentionally throwing matches, then the NBA should be able to as well.  Yet, it was a little bittersweet…

April NBA Power Rankings

In a lot of ways the controversy over who LeBron James does and doesn’t follow on social media was the height of comedy. I mean, has there ever been a more heated discussion about whom a 31 year-old man follows on social media? I doubt it, but it’s not out-of-place with the way American media…

Simple Solutions for Regulating For-Profit and Non-Profit Higher Education

Until recently the Republican presidential primary has been largely devoid of arguments about higher education.  Occasionally it’s been a topic, but the discussion has largely centered on taxes, immigration, and foreign policy.  So, it’s refreshing to see that the candidates have turned their attention to regulating higher education.  Unfortunately, the debate has largely focused on…