NBA Legend Karl Malone recently gave a pretty eyebrow-raising interview which is currently getting quite a bit of attention. Most of that interest centers on the comments he made about fighting former teammate, Kobe Bryant, but what I want to look at is what he said about the use of analytics in sports.
“All you have to do is to look at a newborn child and watch their eyes move around. We want to see. To explore; we as human beings, we need that. I wasn’t one of those absolute naturals, but since childhood I’d seen pictures of the great explorers and I felt that, you know I’d like […]
What an incredible week the 2013 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship was. Despite monsoon-like conditions (7 inches of rain in 36 hours) to start the week, my time out at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas was amazing. This was my first time covering any sporting event and I have to say that it was […]
This week I’m in Trinity, TX for the 2013 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship (The Spirit for short) at Whispering Pines Golf Club. Seeing as this is my very first time formally covering a prestigious golf event, I wanted to make sure that I did my part on a personal level to spread the word. […]
Back in college I took an African history course to fill an elective liberal arts requirement. I ended up writing my final paper, a 25-page exposé, on the rise and fall of Idi Amin in Uganda. Little did I know that I would be traveling to Uganda to work with AIDS orphans some five years […]
When I got my first skateboard on Christmas Day of 2000, I had little awareness of the skateboarding industry. I knew who Tony Hawk and a few other vert skaters were, I had seen the X Games on television, and I had played video games like Grind Session and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. However, I […]
This past weekend I was reading a rather sad article in the Washington Post about one of the most prolific NBA point guards of all time, Allen Iverson. Now assuming you were familiar with the guy, hearing that name would probably bring to mind his trademark cornrows, extensive body art, a killer crossover dribble, and/or a rather […]