This is the first of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. We’ll start today by giving a (relatively) brief history of the show from its inception through the end of the TBJ run, with insight from the guys themselves on the best thing to come out of the Canadian sports media not named Renee Young.

Late nights, strange feelings, general ambivalence, and also, very early in the mornings, a wheelchair-bound, tentatively rapping Drake. If it's strange to watch someone you watched on television grow up to become a star, it's not much stranger than growing up, yourself.

The usual predictions, Josh McCown on pornography, and 16 rule changes to help improve the game, some of which would also guarantee fans delicious pancakes.

Paris Saint-Germain's forgotten star can be one of the most exhilarating players in soccer. Of course, that's more likely to happen when he's playing.

The Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey this season. In the beginning of February. This has lead to some obvious concerns from players, and more than a few broadcasters, but they seem to be missing the point: the NFL has been singing "Let It Snow" since the game was announced.

After a life spent wandering the world, looking for the things one wanders the world looking for, a Saudi-born, Canada-raised Indian in Australia finds a sort of homecoming in cricket.

Antonio Gramsci can tell us more about the slippery, difficult business of building a basketball team than you might expect. Although most of it is about what we -- and NBA general managers -- don't know.

This week, Monsters rule the Midway with a mix of old-school brutality and new-school CTE symptoms, Mike Glennon throws a ball through a hole in the time-space continuum and the "drama" of ball-control offense.

The departure of Chris Hero from WWE, and from the absurd name of Kassius Ohno, was probably what's best for the performer himself, considering how beloved he is on the independent circuits from which he came. But it also may mark a paradigm shift in the way talent makes its way to television. And is that what's best for business?

The home team, Ranchito, wore white jerseys with a single green stripe down one side, and green shorts and socks. No badges or sponsor. The visitors were Progresso FC, and they wore Barcelona kits. Not kits that look like Barcelona kits: actual replica Barça kits.