Sadness, Anger, Bull

Sports fandom is a bizarre phenomenon, one that comes in many forms. You may love a team or hate a team, love a player or hate a player. When it comes to the NBA, I love the Chicago Bulls. My all-time favorite player, Kirk Hinrich, was traded away by the Bulls on Thursday. This disappointing event prompted me to take my fury at the Bulls and put it into the written word. Continue reading

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You Can’t Kill What Won’t Die

In Greek mythology, the Hydra was a serpent-like creature that would sprout two new heads for each one that was cut off. Unless you killed off the body, the beast wouldn’t die. Thursday Night Football this week revealed to us the NFL edition of a three-headed Hydra: the Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers, the perpetual misery of the Detroit Lions and the pathetic nature of NFL referees. Continue reading

Top of the Charts Rankings: Week 13

The regular season is just about over and the conference championship games are fast approaching. Week 13 saw yet another wave of upsets and a few divisions (and even a conference) clinched. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at this week’s rankings. Continue reading

Top of the Charts Rankings: Week 12

Another exciting week in the world of college football, filled with upsets, ended playoff bids and contending teams continuing a push for the postseason. The conference and national rankings are getting mixed up today after this week’s games. Let’s dive in and see what this week’s rankings look like, shall we? Continue reading

Top of the Charts Rankings: Week 11

Anyone can have a regular ol’ Top 25 poll, but I like to do things a little differently. I’ve selected the top team in each Power 5 conference, the best team out of the G5 schools and also assembled my own national top 10. And, unlike the College Football Playoff weekly show, this won’t take up an hour of your time. This week saw some upsets, some near upsets and plenty of drama across the country. Let’s get right to the rankings this week. Continue reading

Greg Hardy: When Human Decency Cedes to Fandom

I’m not always a big fan of Jeff Van Gundy’s NBA commentary. But on Wednesday night during the Clippers/Mavericks game he made a point that really stuck with me, one pertaining to a topic that is at the forefront of the sports world’s mind: the Dallas Cowboys and Greg Hardy. Continue reading

Top of the Charts Rankings: Week 10

Anyone can put together a simple Top 25 poll, but I like to do things a little differently. I’ve ranked the top team in each Power 5 conference, the best team out of the G5 conferences and have assembled my own Top 10 as well. Why is this called Top of the Charts? It doesn’t make much sense, but neither do the College Football Playoff rankings. We’ve got some big shakeups in the rankings this week, so let’s dive right in. Continue reading

Top of the Charts Rankings: Week 9

Anyone can put together a basic college football top 25 poll, but I’m going to approach my weekly rankings a little differently. After Week 9’s games, we’re taking a look at who the best teams in each P5 league are, the best G5 team and we’ve also got our own Top 10 ranking. Continue reading

Top Of The Charts Rankings: Week 7

Anyone can put together a basic college football top 25 poll, but I’m going to approach my weekly rankings a little differently. I’ll take a look at the best teams in each Power 5 conference, as well as the best of the G5 schools, and finish off with a top 10 power ranking as well. Continue reading