“You’ve got to make free throws. That’s why they call them free.”
This is a thing people say, despite the inconvenient fact that no one makes all of their free throws.
It’s the attempt that is free (of defense). The result is not a given.
Larry Bird missed 10% of his FTs.
Michael Jordan? He missed 20%. Continue reading THE COST OF FREE (THROWS)
“We need more turnovers.”
I read this quote from John Calipari recently, and I think it qualifies as great coaching. Continue reading THE REPLACEMENTS
Aaron Rodgers can’t win the big one. If he could, he surely wouldn’t have mishandled that onside kick that Seattle’s Russell Wilson heroically recovered. Continue reading HISTORY WON’T REMEMBER THE DETAILS
Let me help you with your bracket this year: Don’t fill one out.
You’re going to do it anyway? You’re not alone. But consider this my public service announcement:
Multiple Bracket Guy, after a big upset:
“I actually picked them in one of my brackets.”
Oh, did you? You picked both teams to win and one of them did? Continue reading BRACKET ETIQUETTE
The difference between man and zone is less than it’s perceived to be. Continue reading CHEST HAIR AND ZONE DEFENSE
Chip Kelly has never married a woman, much less a quarterback.
He isn’t the emotional type—the best decision makers never are. Continue reading CHIP KELLY’S NOT MARRIED
It’s my least favorite saying in basketball. Oh, is that all he can do—take the ball and put it through the basket, resulting in points? Continue reading ALL HE CAN DO IS SHOOT
I don’t drop quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird, mostly because I’ve never read it.
But if you watch an amateur basketball game, you’ll hear all kinds of people misquoting from a book they don’t likely own: The NFHS Basketball Rules Book. Continue reading SON, WATCH ME YELL AT THIS OTHER PERSON