Day to Day Sports Returns

It is kind of weird how over 5 years a lot can change, but a lot can also stay the same. I'll have feelings creep op on me from things I surely thought that I had pushed to the back of my mind. Sometimes I think of an an old friend, other times I'm haunted by Nelson Cruz not catching a fly ball in right field. I know, I'm sorry to bring it up.

It is pretty weird how this blog has just stayed here, completely unchanged, for 5 years. (I guess that means my myspace is still out there...there is a scary thought.) I went and wrote for Our Daily Bears for a couple years after being recruited by the great people over there. I was really into it for two years, and then that feeling kind of faded. You could say a lot of that was time. I fell for a girl, joined a fraternity and the whole class thing took up time as well. I never really lost my love for writing, it just kind of faded into the background. Until now.

I do not know if this is going to a be fleeting feeling, but I hope t…

Consistency is the Key

The San Antonio Spurs are unmatched in their consistency. In fact, they are so consistent that it is almost boring. They are highly efficient and make the playoffs seemingly every year. They are currently the holders of the longest playoff appearance streak in the NBA. The team behind the Spurs, the Denver Nuggets, are six seasons behind the Spurs. The team holding the longest consecutive playoff streak in the NBA all time is the then Syracuse Nationals who made the playoffs consecutively for 22 seasons from 1950-1971. The Nationals even changed their name to the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963 and still continued winning. What the Spurs are doing is amazing. It pains me to say this being the die-hard Dallas Mavericks fan that I am, but the Spurs are always one of the best teams in the NBA year after year. I had been trying to think of a team, in any sport, that parallels the success the Spurs have had in this incredible run they have been on, and there aren't many out there. Only two…

Baylor Football Preview

In less than two weeks I begin my tenure as a student in the class of 2016 at Baylor University. The amount of applications Baylor received for this class was the most in school history. This is undoubtedly the result of the Year of the Bear and all the media attention it brought to the University. While I’m excited to begin my time at Baylor and can’t wait for football season, I know that my class enters Baylor at the same time as the greatest football player in the school’s history exits. I don’t see the electricity colored AdiZero shoes of Robert Griffin III ever being filled, but he has laid the groundwork for my class and classes to follow. I mean this figuratively and literally. Figuratively because he has set the foundation for Baylor to have a solid football program that isn’t laughed at by the other schools in the conference. He has set up Baylor football to be a team you have to give it your all against when you step out on the field against them. Literally because you could…

LeBron James as Annikan Skywalker

So since it seems like it is inevitable that LeBron James is going to win his first NBA title and also his first NBA Finals MVP, I figure this is the perfect time to chronicle James’ career according to a popular movie series in which everyone should be familiar with. It starts as his time as the chosen one, then making the journey over to the darks side. One day it just kind of hit me how many striking similarities LeBron James has to Annikan Skywalker from the Star Wars series. You might be thinking that I’ve lost my mind here, but let me explain and hopefully you’ll see where I’m coming from.

Everyone knew of LeBron James as a kid in high school. He was in the national spotlight as the next big thing, well more than the next big thing really; many deemed James “the chosen one”. Everyone knew LeBron was going to be a very special person at an early stage in his career, just as when Annikan was a pod racer already going up the best of the best, people expected great things from him.

Minor Stories of the NBA Finals

The 2012 NBA Finals features the match-up that everyone has been waiting for since last year’s NBA Finals. The ink was still wet on the papers across the nation of the 2011 NBA Finals depicting how the Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat, and analysts were already salivating over the possible match-up of the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. After the possibility of having no season at all and going through a shortened season of 66 games, everyone got the match-up they were waiting for, Kevin Durant, the scoring champion of the past three years, and LeBron James, the MVP three of the last four seasons. It is definitely a dream match-up, and so far it has been very entertaining. The Durant v. LeBron match-up has been riveting all series, but there are other key things going on in this series you should really start to pay attention to.

Let’s start with the play of Shane Battier. Shane Battier is best known for being a great collegiate basketball player at Duke University. Battier …

Just To Catch Up On Things

There a few stories I want to touch up on here for the month I've been absent form posting any new stories. The first of which is the story of how Kerry Wood ended his career in movie like fashion.

Kerry Wood started out his career with huge expectations. These expectations were well warranted considering in his fifth career start he threw a no walk one-hitter which included striking out 20 of the 28 batters he faced. The 20 strikeouts tied a major league record set by Roger Clemens. In 1999 Wood had to undergo Tommy John Surgery.
In 2003 he was elected to the National League All Star Team from the Chicago Cubs and is well known for being a part of what was supposed to be one of the best pitching duos of all time with Mark Prior. The injuries continued for Wood in 2004 when he was sidelined for two months with strained triceps. Wood was plagued with injuries from 2004-2006 which led to him moving to the bullpen in 2007. Wood then bounced around from the Cleveland Indians and New Y…

It's Just Not The Same

Last summer was the zenith of every Dallas Maverick fan. All of us got to parade around, because for that time, we were the best team in the world to play basketball. Once the confetti was finally cleaned up, lockers cleaned out, and city streets cleared, the championship hangover began. I was wondering how long it would last. Quite frankly I held out a little hope that there would not be a season this year so that for another year I could say the phrase,"NBA champion Dallas Mavericks." Just when it seemed like there would be no season though, the players and owners managed to hammer out a deal to put the 2011-2012 NBA season into affect. It was at this time I should have realized it was time to get over the championship and get into this year's team, but I couldn't quite do it. As a Mavericks fan, and a sports fan of DFW that grew up after the Cowboys reign on top of the world, I haven't seen much success out of the teams that are close to me. Granted, the Dalla…