Air Jordan as an Icon

Netflix’s Last Dance documentary was gripping. But the soaring on-court Air Jordan that we loved so much, is distinctly different in retrospect. Or, at least, the idea of Jordan, a high-flying hero with a great smile and superhuman talent, isn’t quite the same thing as his day-to-day persona in the trenches for the Chicago Bulls.… Continue reading Air Jordan as an Icon

NFL flexes its content muscle

The NFL cleverly makes audibles on which games it will slot into prime time, recently moving the Bears – Rams game into a headline spot. It’s easy to see what goes into a decision like this when the two ‘replacement’ teams are from major cities. But while Chicago versus Los Angeles sounds good on paper,… Continue reading NFL flexes its content muscle

Hawks, Bruins go classical

View this post on Instagram ◾️▫️◾️©️◾️▫️◾️ A post shared by Chicago Blackhawks (@nhlblackhawks) on Nov 10, 2018 at 6:29am PST There are few things that stir our drink like a throwback jersey. And let’s face it, throwbacks typically don’t come any smoother than those produced by the NHL. The Winter Classic games in particular, help… Continue reading Hawks, Bruins go classical

Melbourne Cup’s global appeal

View this post on Instagram Megan Gale with Magic Circle and The Lexus Melbourne Cup ready for tomorrow's big race. Picture: Tim Carrafa. #Heraldsun #Melbourne @timcarrafa #melbournecup #springracing @megankgale #flemington @flemingtonvrc A post shared by Herald Sun (@heraldsunphoto) on Nov 4, 2018 at 11:51pm PST The race that stops Australia continues to give pause to… Continue reading Melbourne Cup’s global appeal

Raiders v Niners: Battle of the Bay

View this post on Instagram #raiders #raidersblackhole #raidernation #destruction #nfl #nfluk #nflwembley @raiders @nfl A post shared by John (@ace311) on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:09am PDT It’s been a while since the Battle of the Bay meant something and it’d be a long bow to draw to say it means something now. This is… Continue reading Raiders v Niners: Battle of the Bay

Warriors’ Thompson shoots because, well, he’s open

Golden State’s Klay Thompson is a great shooter, especially from distance, and most notably when he’s open longer than a 7-11. When he’s left alone, as was usually the case against the Chicago Bulls recently, he hardly misses. Why would he? In fact, he made 14 of 24 three-pointers in that game, a new NBA… Continue reading Warriors’ Thompson shoots because, well, he’s open