Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus
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Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus

President Trump’s latest media distraction involving basketball legends LeBron James and Michael Jordan raises the question whether one can remain truly neutral in the era of Trump. For non-basketball fans, LeBron James just finished an epic playoff run where he carried a mediocre Cavalier team to the NBA Finals – his eighth-consecutive appearance.  This achievement … Continue reading

Complete “Fenway Park” Series: First NFL, NBA, NASL and NCAA B-Ball and Football Games
Fenway Park Series / Sports

Complete “Fenway Park” Series: First NFL, NBA, NASL and NCAA B-Ball and Football Games

Complete “Fenway Park” Series First NFL, NBA, NASL and NCAA Basketball and Football Games In April, in honor of Fenway Park’s 100th birthday I recounted my first visit to this great temple of baseball – some thirty years ago. This then led me to recall my first NFL, NBA, NASL and college basketball and football … Continue reading

That was then, this is now.
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That was then, this is now.

Last year the U.S. National Team fired its coach after blowing a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 to Mexico at the Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  The fourth goal (starting at 4:00) reflects a total breakdown of US defense and is hard to watch even now. THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS … Continue reading

First College Basketball Game – Jacksonville v. Providence (1/27/73)
Fenway Park Series / Sports

First College Basketball Game – Jacksonville v. Providence (1/27/73)

The final installment of my sport firsts in tribute To Fenway Park’s 100th birthday is for college basketball – namely Providence College basketball. My father was a Providence College alum and as a kid basketball primarily meant Providence College basketball – far more so than that other basketball team with parquet floors 50 miles north. … Continue reading