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March Sadness: Why the First Four Tourney Games Are Lame (and 4 ideas to make them better)

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 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. It’s a scam, a flim-flam, a way of cheating teams into thinking they’re going to …

Ever Wonder What It’s Like to be a Duke Fan on the Road? I Tried it.

Jon Finkel after Miami's historic upset win against Duke

From afar, I must look like a racquetball bouncing around a crate of oranges — a lone Duke Blue Devils shirt in a hurricane of Canes gear jostling my way through the concourse of the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. If someone didn’t know my name, they might think my parents had put ‘Overrated’ on my birth certificate by how many times I’ve inspired the …

Did Doc Rivers Rip Off Rocky Balboa?

  My hometown Boston Celtics got a huge win against the Miami Heat last night. When asked how they won, Celtics Coach Doc Rivers gave what seemed like an off-the-cuff answer, but it turns out he may have had Rocky Balboa on his mind. As a fan of both the Celtics and Rocky, I think it’s fantastic. Few theme songs have been used more in …

Hijacking Facebook Comments with The Humor Columnist

Facebook comments on someone’s page are usually just that: comments. But what happens when you take that comment section and turn it into a live, online forum for an interview between two writers? Well, there’s no mystery here… You end up with an interview between two writers. In this particular case, a damn funny one. Below this paragraph you’ll find a link to Joe Donatelli’s …