Here’s how long it takes college basketball coaches to win their first NCAA Tournament championship

For coaches, winning a national championship in college basketball has an unspoken almost-requisite: pay your damn dues.   And I’m not just referring to the treaded-trodden trails of worming one’s way up from video coordinator to basketball operations guy to third assistant, then second assistant, then top assistant/associate head coach. Read more

MLB wants players to take another 2020 pay cut; here’s how salaries would look under league’s proposal

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball delivered its long-awaited salary reduction proposal to the MLB Players Association. It was not the rumored 50-50 revenue split plan. Instead, MLB proposed a sliding scale in which the highest-paid players receive a larger pay cut than players making the league minimum. The MLBPA reportedly Read more

NFL quarterback tiers 2020: Franchise guys, rising stars and stopgaps; here’s where your team’s starter ranks

I can’t believe it’s already been four years since I birthed this idea. Now it’s become an annual spring rite of passage. I couldn’t fathom letting a May pass without it. Yes, it’s time to revisit the annual quarterback tiers, as I once again categorize and clump the 32 projected Read more

Here’s why Karl Malone and Bryon Russell weren’t interviewed in Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ documentary

The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” centered around the Chicago Bulls facing the Utah Jazz in back-to-back NBA Finals at the conclusion of the Bulls dynasty. One star player that very clearly was missing from those final episodes was Hall of Fame big man Karl Malone. In an interview Read more

Ranking top QBs from 2018-2021 draft classes: Here’s how Trevor Lawrence, Lamar Jackson, others stack up

How would Joe Burrow stack up to Trevor Lawrence? How about if we threw Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen in the mix? What about Kyler Murray, Drew Lock, and Tua Tagovailoa?  Although these questions relate to the same position, this exercise can be likened to comparing apples to oranges to Read more

49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals: Here’s one burning question for every NFC West team heading into 2020

After a 2019 season that saw the division send two teams to the playoffs, including the eventual NFC champions, and rack up a combined 38-25-1 record in the regular season, the NFC West enters the 2020 season as the best division in football. It makes picking a division winner in Read more