The Detroit Pistons are on a roll! Six straight since jettisoning Josh Smith. I always dug me some Stan Van Gundy, so I’m happy to see him starting to experience at least a small sample of success in Detroit. Last night, Van Gundy’s Pistons took down the mighty Spurs on a last-second bank shot by […]
I’ve been struck all week by the show of solidarity and respect by Canadians all across that nation following the shooting deaths of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo. The incredible Highway of Heroes spectacle. The universal rallying. It spoke volumes to me about that culture and its people…while reminding me of where we may often […]
We can’t get enough Royals right now. They’re the team to root for, if your team is long-gone (see: Me/Mets). Likable young bunch. “Dunce” manager whose team plays for him. Postseason-starved city livin’ a dream. Now, you can add approachable celebrity fans to the mix. Last night, following KC’s sweep of the O’s and ticket-punching […]
Awwww, shucks. Figures. Brady and the Pats hitting their stride. A five-game slide for Gang Green that continually seems to find new depths in a seemingly bottomless barrel of crap. Why not have this be our Thursday night engagement? Pace is right. They DO have it out for us. The FANS. Forget about the game […]
Tony Sparano has been handed the reins of the Oakland Raiders…at least on an interim basis. The coach is ready to do anything to start to change the losing culture of the 04 silver-and-black. He is apparently starting with a metaphor. How powerful a metaphor…well, I’ll leave that up to you. You see? He’s BURYING THE […]
As a communications guy, I love it. Emotional. Real-time. Immensely shareable. As a sports fan, I love it even more. You could argue it’s getting “played out,” but I’d counter that it never really can. I’m speaking about the increasing trend in today’s social world of capturing “surprise scholarship awarding” by major college sports programs. […]
Kevin Durant’s MVP speech was everything it should be. Sincere. Emotional. Appreciative. Humble. Respectful. Oh, and it will also make you cry. Some brand is likely reaching out to Durant right now with a multi-million dollar deal around a Mother’s Day campaign. Mark it down. Well done, KD. A well-deserved award and a fitting acceptance […]
NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently announced a lifetime ban for Donald Sterling. The LA Clippers site now features this image on its home page. Interesting times… Looking forward to this evening. Hopefully, this cloud temporarily passes over the players, and they can play the game. Let’s go, Clip Joint.
Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his […]
We’re big Timmy Kurkjian fans here at The Legend. Great baseball insight. Passionate guy. And, perhaps most importantly, not a guy who takes himself too seriously. There’s a lot to be said for humility and the ability to laugh at oneself…particularly when someone’s riffing off your schtick. As a side note, this was one of […]
In honor of Derrick Brooks’s election the Pro Football Hall of Fame… The inarguable best Derrick Brooks commercial ever made.
I am a John Idzik fan. I liken him, and my confidence in him, a bit to Sandy Alderson (although the rope grows significantly shorter with the latter after this season). Idzik is a very smart man. Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Dartmouth. A masters degree from Duke. A football man from […]