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Weekend WiFi Woes

We are deep in the mountains at the secret DBR bunker where there is, alas, no WiFi. However, there is a town within driving distance where were go to get vittles and bits. The WiFi Gods are not happy...

Team USA Goes From Bad To Worse

First a correction: we thought that the knockout round meant you were out of the tournament altogether. As it turns out it just means you’re out of medal contention. The US fell out of that with the loss to...

US Knocks Off Brazil In World Cup Play

The US beat Brazil in FIBA World Cup play Monday, 89-73. It was a close game at the half with the US holding just a four point lead but the US pulled away in the third and fourth. Kemba...

The All-Time All-ACC Team: Could They Beat The Second Team?

Jason Williams took at look at this all-time All-ACC team and despite his own presence asked one question: where’s Grant? It’s a good point. It’s hard to leave Grant Hill off of that team just as it’s hard to leave...

ACC Preview #2 – NC State

In a way it’s hard to believe that Kevin Keatts is only entering his third season at NC State. His record so far is 45-24 (21-12 in his first year and 24-12 last season). That’s pretty good for a...

FSU Tells Fans: Switch Providers To Make Sure You Get The ACC Network

Are the folks at Florida State starting to panic a bit about the ACC Network getting deals done in time for football season? Could be. They are urging fans to switch providers if their current service hasn’t picked up the network...

Cutcliffe Seems Happy With His Freshmen

As the season begins to unfold, like every program, Duke is incorporating freshman into the team and system. And head coach David Cutcliffe seems particularly happy with his. When asked what he thought of them, Cutcliffe said he was impressed...

Zion On The Blowout

Here’s Zion Williamson with a bit of a sheepish explanation about what happened with his show blowout this past spring vs. UNC. To be clear, he wasn’t mad at Nike. He said he just wore his shoe out and essentially...

You Tube Gold: Kevin McHale

The hip idea in basketball now is that big men are outdated. Well that depends. If most of the big men are mediocre and don’t even like to play inside, then yes, you could make that argument. But when...

Candid Coaches: Let The Players Profit From What Belongs To Them

The latest Candid Coaches column over at CBS is pretty interesting as about 75 percent of coaches support letting players profit from their name, image, and likeness. That’s a surprising number, even for Gary Parrish, who asked the questions. As noted...

Marketing: Can Zion Match LeBron?

Here’s a longish piece about Zion Williamson from SportsProMedia.com about his marketability and his business potential. The headline is: “Building the brand of a number one draft pick: Can Zion be as marketable as LeBron?” It’s a tall order, no...

You Tube Gold: Dennis Rodman Highlights

Dennis Rodman was - is - a strange and often troubled man. He had a difficult childhood, was homeless for a time as a young man, before finally becoming a solid player at Southeastern Oklahoma and finding his path....

Spectrum’s Handling Of The ACCN Draws Political Heat

Well this is interesting: in New York, a politician is going after Spectrum for how it is offering the ACC Network. Anthony Brindisi, who represents Utica, had this to say: “All Central New Yorkers want to do is see...

Hey Team USA: Pops Is Great, But If He Decides Not To Continue…We Got...

On Thursday, Team USA takes on Japan. It should be an easy game but we’ve heard that before this year. With the US moving to small ball and questions, not to mention criticisms, swirling, we don’t want to pile...

Duke Blows Away Blue Raiders, 41-18

Duke went on the road against Middle Tennessee State and won 41-18. Quentin Harris was a superb 24-27 for 237 yards and 4 TDs. Since losing to Alabama, Duke has outscored its last two opponents 86-13 and Harris is...

Quentin Harris Is Off To A Brilliant Start

Duke’s Quentin Harris had a rough outing against Alabama’s defense but most quarterbacks do. In the two games since, he’s been sensational. This article in the News & Observer talks about how well he played Saturday against Middle Tennessee...

World Cup Play: Things Get Real Saturday

The US faces a major challenge Saturday morning when Team USA faces Greece and superstar - and current NBA MVP - Giannis Antetokounmpo. This is particularly a problem since the US has gone small so far and we’re not sure...

After The FIBA World Cup, Jerry Colangelo Isn’t In A Forgiving Mood

The reactions - at least the public reactions - to the disappointing US performance in the FIBA World Cup are coming in now and the most critical one is from Jerry Colangelo and he’s not happy. He’s not upset...

Tim Tebow Defends NCAA Model And Jay Bilas Responds

Jay Bilas and Tom Tebow are having an interesting debate. Well really, Bilas is responding to Tebow, who has come out firmly in favor of the traditionally NCAA model. Tebow: “I knew going to Florida, my dream school, where I...

YouTube Gold: Walt Frazier

Coming out of Southern Illinois, Walt Frazier was never supposed to great. Well, he was. New York paired him with Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and got one of the all-tie great NBA backcourts. Watch this video and you’ll see...

This Year’s ACC Basketball Coaches

This is the fourth straight season the ACC saw at least one head coaching change, and the seventh in the past six years. The newcomer in 2019-20 is Virginia Tech’s Mike Young, a Virginian returning home after spending 17 years...