SPORTS YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT

§ Neymar’s Beautiful Game Props Up Brazil’s World Cup Expectations

§ The Williams Sisters Are Matriarchs Of Black Women’s Tennis

§ Die Mannschaft Won’t Die, They Multiply

§ ESPNW: One Prize Left For Althea Gibson

§ Brazil Took The Autobahn Highway To Hell

§ Wunderkinds James Rodriguez And Juan Cuadrado Are Going For Goal

§ Son of a Pitch: Luis Suarez Turned Uruguay’s Euphoria Into A Biter-Sweet Moment

§ Cristiano The Redeemer

§ Tim Howard Is The United States’ Last World Cup Hope

§ Sepp Blatter’s FIFA Is A Septic Tank Of Corruption And Impropriety 

§ That’s Not Rob Ford’s Glass Pipe The Toronto Blue Jays Have Blazin’

§ Atlanta Needs Stadium Rehab

COLLEGE HOOPS

§ The Ubiquitous Sonny Vaccaro Is An NCAA Iconoclast: Part I

§ The 68 Man March Recap: NBA Satisfied Sweet Tooths, College Hoops Gave Us Meat And Potatoes

§ The 68 Man March: What Can Larry Brown Do For SMU?

§ The 68 Man March: Joel Embiid Doesn’t Need To Make The Smart Decision

§ The 68 Man March: ACC Humbled Jim Boeheim’s Ego 

§ The 68 Man March: Wichita State Speedcubers Have College Hoops All Figured Out 

§ UMass’ Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay Division I Men’s Basketball Player And Why It Matters

§ Tournament Preview: Let’s Talk About SEC

§ Don’t You Know Who I Am? I’m Kind of a Mid-major Deal

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

§ Jay Cutler’s Bear Market

§ Ron Rivera Is A Ditka/Buddy Ryan Hybrid

§ Will Michael Sam Be An NFL Outlier Or Open The Floodgates?

§ Teddy Bridgewater Has Pavlov’s Dogs Barking

§ Desperate General Managers Are Setting Geno Smith Up For Failure

§ Blown Out The Windy City, Devin Hester’s New Falcon Wings Have Him Primed For Canton

§ Hard Knock Life: NFL Wide Receivers Have Been Catching Fades

§ Pittsburgh Steel QB Bends, But Won’t Break

§ Long Live Flacco 

§ Michael Sam, Johnny Manziel And The Most Important Sack In NFL Preseason History  

§ The Red Rifle Andy Dalton Shot Himself In The Foot

§ The Jets G-G-Geno Unit Is A Grenade In Rex Ryan’s Hand

§ Nick Foles Ended The Michael Vick Era

§ Favre’s Anonymous: It’s A Disease, Not A Disorder

§ The Legion of Boom Aren’t Thugs, They’re Thick As Thieves

§ Ridley Scott’s Next Film Could Be NFL’s Nightmare

§ Outgoing Dean of Defense London Fletcher Deserves A Canton Residency

§ Green Bay Packers Went From An Opulent Offense To Government Cheese

§ Brown Men Throwin’: Cam Newton Is Still The Man of Steelo

§ Peyton Manning From the Pocket Is Perfection Personified

§ Caraun Reid’s Putting Princeton Back On The NFL Map

§ Blinded By Power, Roger Goodell’s In The Same Boat As Tone-Deaf Adrian Peterson

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

§ Texas Longhorns Hooking Charlie Strong Crosses Diversity Rubicon

§ 15: Urban Meyer’s Revamped Philosophy Ran Elliott and the Buckeyes Through The Valley of Duckness

§ Any Given Saturday: Who Will Go (Black and) Blue To Be Michigan’s Coach?

§ Any Given Saturday Extra, Week 14: Underappreciated Blake Sims Is Alabama’s Big Hero 6

§ AGS, Week 10: There’s Something About Malzahn

§ Any Given Saturday Week 3: Mo Money, Mo Problems

§ AGS Week 2: Of Mice and Men

§ Any Given Saturday, Week 12: Football In Florida Is In A Sad State of Affairs

§ Any Given Saturday, Week 11: Under Richie Incognito Rules, Stanford Is An Honorary HBCU

§ Baylor Is Living The Best Of Two Football Worlds

§ Bo And Carl Pelini Need Each Other

§ Any Given Saturday Recap. Week 10: Miami Has An Undeniable Void At Quarterback

§ Any Given Saturday: What’s Worse, Grambling Facilities Or Oregon QBs in the NFL?

§ Any Given Saturday Recap, Week 9: Ohhh Kill ‘Em

§ Any Given Saturday, Week 8 Recap: What Had Happened Was…

§ Here Lies Teddy Bridgewater’s Heisman Candidacy

§ Any Given Saturday, Week 5: Is Mark Helfrich The Next Larry Coker or Barry Switzer?

§ The Link Between Walter White, Walter Byers And The NCAA

§ Oregon’s Mark Helfrich Is Avoiding Lame Duck Status

§ Who Is College Football’s Heis(m)enberg?

§ The “U” Is Over

§ “40 Minutes of L” Racking Up Wins For The U

§ LSU’s QB Race: Meet The Tortoise And The Brandon Harris

§ In Case of Emergency, Break Glass: Braxton Miller Injury Ends J.T. Barrett’s Apprenticeship

 

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

§ LeBron James Is The NBA’s $alary Capped Crusader

§ Have NBA Stars Lost Their Streetball Soul?

§ All-Asteroid Team: The NBA Players Who Finished Last In All-Star Voting

§ Hoopla City: Jimmy Butler’s Rep is Rising Fast Within the NBA Player’s Club

§ The Shadow League | David Blatt’s Euro Step To Cleveland Signals Next Stage of NBA Invasion 

§ A Million Ways To Die In The Westbrook 

§ Chris Paul Versus The Future | VICE Sports

§ Donald Sterling Earned His LA NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award

§ Hot Takes Investigation: Did LeBron Suffer From Hyperthermia or is he a Hypochrondriac?

§ Life Without J-Smoove Is A Different World: How The Pistons Are Proving Josh Smith Is Their Lisa Bonet

§ Josh Smith Is A Test of Morey’s Law And The New Analytics Age

§ Portland’s Rain Men Are A Dark Cloud Hovering Over Golden State’s Splash Brothers

§ Russell Westbrook’s Top Gun Status Is Making Noise In Loud City

§ TSL’s Phony Sony Interview With A Facsimile of Sacramento Kings Owner Vivek Ranadivé

§ Denver Post: Three Possible Futures For Andrew Wiggins

§ Dirk System: Kobe Bryant’s Flunking Nowitzki’s Levels of Success Master Class

§ Forlorn Indians, Browns And Cavs Make Cleveland America’s Sports Sochi

§ Andrew Wiggins is About To Get Retconned Out of Cleveland’s #NBASitcom

§ Harden And Melo Are Becoming Twins

§ The Splash Brothers Pop Mollys On Offense, But Real Title Contenders Rock Tom Ford

§ If Kyrie Irving Handles His Business, This Season Will Be A Bridge Paving LeBron’s Return

§ The Chicago Unforgettabulls Unique Legacy

§ Gregg Popovich’s Bench Philharmonic Should Have Its Praises Sang

§ Kobe Unchained

§ Lance Stephenson And The Indiana Pacers’ T.I. Problem

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

§ Top Duns(Ten) Questions About The 2015 Summer Movie Slate

§ USA Network’s Robot Revolution

§ Reel Talk: Fast and the Furious 6 Was Worth The 12-Year Wait

§ Lee Daniels’ The Butler Isn’t The Film You Think It Is

§ Great Moments In Colored Cinema: Black Dynamite

§ Reel Talk: Man of Steel Is Superman on PEDS

§ Welcome To Hip Hop’s Puberty Stage

§ Great Moments In Colored Cinema: When Eddie Murphy Was The New Sheriff In Town