Topic: Metaphors

January 24, 2014

Some mysteries are so esoteric that they can only be properly assessed in verse. This year's Golden State Warriors aren't necessarily that, but this is a poem about them.

May 21, 2013

Alonzo Mourning is not necessarily the most hip-hop NBA player of his era, or in general. But he's got a great and punny name, so 'Zo's got a solid two-decade footprint in hip-hop history.

September 4, 2012

The Basketball Fan in Chief has spoken: Barack Obama's campaign is the Miami Heat, Mitt Romney's is Jeremy Lin. As basketball metaphors go, this is something of a deep cut. But is it really the comparison that Obama wants to make? And, more to the point, what does it even mean?

February 14, 2012

In honor of Valentine's Day, a line-by-line reading of the wildly imprecise basketball metaphor in Hall and Oates' "One on One."