What Teams Would Make My NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL No-Trade Clauses?
When the Spittin’ Chiclets guys had Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri on their podcast recently, they were joking about the teams Kadri probably had on his modified no-trade clause when... Read more
Fun Hypothetical – What If the MLB and College Baseball Had the Same Agreement as the NFL and College Football?
The NFL’s structures are unparalleled. And the league has created an absolute mammoth spectacle in the NFL Draft. This is because the Draft, and the NFL in general, flows so... Read more
Beneath the American sports fray, tennis’ Big Three continue to defy logic
What Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are still doing—jockeying with each other and only each other for position at the absolute pinnacle of men’s tennis—is unfathomable in 2021.... Read more
Sam Darnold and a Mini-Rant on How We Value Quarterbacks
There is absolutely no way to overstate the importance of the quarterback to an NFL team’s potential success. This is an uncomfortable, novel reality. I suspect this is because, whatever... Read more
The NFL’s Grip on Americans
I’ve been trying to think about explaining the grip the NFL has on America. It’s far and away the most popular sport in the country. The profit generated by every... Read more
As Jordan Introduces Kobe into the Hall of Fame, a Look Back at the Speech We Agreed To Forget
Michael Jordan will be introducing Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame this afternoon. Fitting, right? The man who has been tragically immortalized too young receiving a few words... Read more
How Did You Decide Who To Root For in the Final Four?
I am a ferocious fan of underdogs. If there is a Vegas moneyline on a game that gives the favorite implied odds of better than, say, 70% to win, I’ll... Read more
If You Were a Pro Sports Owner, Would You Meddle?
I’m pretty sure I would. I wouldn’t go full Jerry Jones and anoint myself the czar of all personnel decisions, but I would tell my general manager: “Hey, before you... Read more
Is Baseball In a Good Place?
Here are some top-of-mind examples to answer in either direction: Baseball is in a good place – The small-market Padres are making an electric bet on the here and now,... Read more
On the Niners Trade to #3 and If They’ll Take Mac Jones
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, the San Francisco 49ers decision makers, have completely flummoxed me with their titanic trade to move from No. 12 to No. 3 in the upcoming... Read more