Why Joel Quenneville Should Be Next Maple Leafs Coach

Joel Quenneville as Maple Leafs coach

As someone who has tracked the frosty floors of the NHL longer than most millennials have been alive, the prospect of Joel Quenneville coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs isn’t just intriguing—it’s a script straight out of a Hollywood sports drama. Let’s get right to why—or why not—“Coach Q” could be the missing puzzle piece for … Read more

History Was Made At UFC 300 – Event’s Recap

Max Holloway vs Justin Gaethje stats

UFC 300 wasn’t just another event but THE event, possibly etching its name as the most exhilarating UFC card ever.  From the prelims right through to the main card, the fighters weren’t just there to show up—they came to blow the roof off. I prepared a breakdown of the spectacle we’ve witnessed, so let’s start … Read more

Can Anybody Stop Philadelphia Eagles Next Season?

Can Anybody Stop Philadelphia Eagles Next Season?

You could debate that the Philadelphia Eagles became everyone’s favorite team to argue about, especially now with the DraftKings Sportsbook betting frenzy painting them as the standouts for the 2025 Super Bowl. Why is everyone so hyped about them? Let’s break it down. Big Moves and Big Bucks The Eagles have been throwing money around … Read more

Marshawn Lynch On Film, From Game Tape To Local Cable Advertising

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In this era of professional football, running backs tend to be as treasured and as long-lasting as a disposable razor. And yet, in spite of that, there is Marshawn Lynch. Thanks to other metropolitan media markets, you might recognize Lynch as the gold-toothed eye at the center of the Super Bowl coverage storm. Here in … Read more

Sportsflicks: “Division III: Football’s Finest,” or Vice Shports

sportsflicks division III

In which Andy Dick says awful things to everyone nearby, but does so on purpose, while movie cameras are running. Division III football means a great deal to those that are a part of it, just as bigger-time football does to the larger and louder populations that give it pride of place in their lives. … Read more

Sportsflicks: “The Last Boy Scout,” Which Is Almost A Documentary

the last boy scout movie

Never has there been a football movie crazier or more determinedly over the top than “The Last Boy Scout.” It was probably not supposed to seem prescient. We are nearing the end of pro football’s Septimana horribilis. It has not been much fun for anyone that enjoys pro football, watching its many dysfunctions surface at the … Read more

Keep Your Helmet On: ESPN’s Jacked Up, In Retrospect


It seems like a million years ago that ESPN blithely celebrated NFL killshot tackles with their own loud, hooting show. It wasn’t. Chris Simms did the second-worst thing possible. He floated a lazy, five-yard dump-off pass over the middle to halfback Michael Pittman. This put Pittman in a thankless position, but he did his duty … Read more

Thank You For Smoking: Talking to the Creator of the Smokin’ Jay Cutler Tumblr

Smokin' Jay Cutler

There’s some room for debate where Jay Cutler is concerned. As a quarterback, his strengths and weaknesses are well known. As a public person, his weaknesses are much more widely known than his strengths. But the Idea of Jay Cutler, which exists in a space beyond all those back-footed interceptions and Frat Boy Haz A … Read more

Jon Jones: Young, Gifted and Hated

Jon Jones Young, Gifted and Hated

Who says greatness needs to be celebrated? Image courtesy of Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com. Entering the year, Jon Jones was clearly the UFC’s best light heavyweight prospect and nothing more. That’s not nothing, but it’s not a big something either. Sure, dude could be breathtaking in the cage, but can’t-miss MMA prospects can—and do—end up headlining regional shows … Read more