No Turkey Hangover for the Mavericks

In the Mavericks’ first game back following two days off and a holiday determined to celebrate obesity and Native American domination, Derek Harper, the team’s color commentator and former long-time point guard, kept warning the viewers about the “turkey hangover.” No, he wasn’t making a reference to having a few too many glasses of wine … More No Turkey Hangover for the Mavericks

Losing in Memphis

It’s been a rough year for the Grizzlies. Even after last night’s win, their expected record sits at 5-10, and they rank near the bottom of the league in both offensive and defensive rating. For years, they’ve built a roster around gritty guys who get stops and scrap their way to victories, and by and … More Losing in Memphis

All You Need to Know About Zaza Pachulia’s Homeland

I’ve been promising to do this for a while, and with an off-day yesterday and a game against the Grizzlies looming later tonight, now seems like the perfect time. Zaza Pachulia is off to a nice little start as the center of his new team, averaging a double-double over the first 14 games of the … More All You Need to Know About Zaza Pachulia’s Homeland

Thank God the Founding Fathers Weren’t This Inept

On a sultry 94-degree July day in Philadelphia nearly 250 years ago, the Continental Congress met and ratified the text that would become known as the Declaration of Independence. The most famous portion of the historical document reads, and I’m what I guess you can call paraphrasing: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that … More Thank God the Founding Fathers Weren’t This Inept