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NBA All-Star Damian Lillard on #4BarFriday and Building an Online Brand

By: Jon Finkel Portland Trailblazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard has mastered the art of the crossover. His warp speed, left right dribble mesmerizes defenders and his whip smart social media posts ignite his followers. In fact, Lillard’s on-court dominance is so well-matched by his online influence that he recently received the NBA’s Social Media MVP Award over mega-stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and …

324 Words On Old Men in Locker Rooms

If you change in a men’s locker room after working out on a regular basis, there are certain immutable laws of human nature that you observe, the first of which is that old guys don’t care about nudity. This is a fact and it’s just the way it is. No big deal, really. Like Adam Sandler said to his girlfriend who left him for an …

The Legend of Razor Shines – My 8th Grade Song/Poem/Ode

I found this song/poem/ode to Razor Shines in a box of my schoolwork in my parents’ garage before I recently moved. It was an assignment from an English class in 8th grade. My friends, all baseball fanatics, loved it. My teacher was confused. Reading it now, and taking into consideration that I didn’t have the Internet to research Razor in the 8th grade, I’m impressed …

The Reverse Buffett Bracket

With all due respect to Nate Silver and the 538 crew, anybody with an old TI-82 can invent an algorithm and build a statistical model and use other math jargon I’ve never heard of to predict the winner of every NCAA Tournament game… What would be really impressive, however, is to pick the loser of every NCAA Tournament game. Yes, it’s easy to push all …

First Four No More. Enter: The Bubble Bracket

Thinking your team qualified for the NCAA Tournament, only to find out they’ve earned a spot in a play-in game, is like being told your MLB team is headed to the World Series, but then you discover they’ve actually won a spot in a stick ball game in the parking lot. Nobody cares about the play-in games. March Madness is, and always will be, about …