Topic: Haircuts

February 26, 2013

Cavaliers fans have, out of necessity, a strange relationship with Anderson Varejao. He plays hard, weirdly and reliably well, which makes him fun to watch. But the better he plays, the more appealing a trade piece he becomes for a team that's still rebuilding. How can fans love a player so much and spend so much time thinking about trading him?

January 11, 2013

Hampton Roads won't be getting a relocated Sacramento Kings franchise, and may not get a professional sports team to call its own for some time. That doesn't mean the region doesn't deserve it. The demographics are one thing, but the decades of weird history are something else.

December 3, 2012

There are several good-enough reasons to root for Jae Crowder, the extravagantly be-dreaded rookie wing on the Dallas Mavericks. But what he might wind up being, and on some nights legitimately appears already to be, is currently a better reason to watch than anything Crowder actually is.

November 28, 2012

Playing against Ricky Rubio is harrowing and envy-inducing, as this former European pro can attest. But the point guard prodigy is playing against more than just his match-ups, and how he'll fare against that broader opposition is not quite clear yet.

November 27, 2012

Daniel Gibson is not a star on the court, and he's not really a star on his BET reality show, either. But Daniel Gibson is present in both, at least, and that's worth more than you'd think.

June 20, 2012

Johnny Damon has had a pretty great run as a big leaguer, but the erstwhile idiot seems to be near the end of his big league road as he struggles upwards towards the Mendoza Line in Cleveland. Which leaves him... where, exactly?

May 23, 2012

Yeah, like the headline says: the Genoa FC Museum has a new and horrifying item on exhibition.

April 19, 2012

Dwayne Schintzius is best remembered for one of the league's most extravagant and meticulously maintained signature haircuts. It says something about the man who named his mullet "The Lobster" that he seemed more or less cool with that. But, haircut notwithstanding, he filled a role.

February 27, 2012

In which Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija conditions, exfoliates, poses, and changes the game forever. Or at least back to the mid-to-late 1980s.