2015 Australian Open Rewind

The Australian Open closed up shop for the year last weekend in a rather mundane, chalky fortnight. This post isn’t exactly timely but I didn’t see much sense in posting yesterday in the shadows of the Worst Coaching Decision Known To Man(Trademarked). There were no titanic upsets nor any classic matches which had been routine in Melbourne recently. Both top seeds, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic, more or less cruised to Championships almost unchallenged. On the mens side in particular its possible that never have the powers at the top of the draw been more reliable. In fact, 7 of the top 8 seeds reached the Quarterfinals with the only failure coming incredibly from the once indomitable Roger Federer. To follow will be a look back at predictions and how we fared as well as tournament grades for the sports biggest names. Continue reading…

 

Weird moments in league promotion: the Warriors Chinese New Year jerseys

Remember, the one on the left came first or something.

The Golden State Warriors (and the Houston Rockets but the Warriors have league status as the first to do it?) are going to be wearing special uniforms during the Chinese New Year this season. This is a nice nod to the large Asian population in the Bay Area. But the Warriors President & COO, Rick Welts, couldn’t quite make it all the way through the announcement without making things a little weird. Continue reading…

 

Royal Rumble Fallout:The Problem with Wrestling is the Fans

There is no soundtrack to accompany the picture above but for the uninitiated to the bizarre world of professional wrestling that is the likely next World Heavyweight Champion being jeered out of the building in what should have been his finest hour. Roman Reigns, of the wrestling royalty Anoa’i family, began grooming to be the face of the WWE for a decade exactly a year ago at this same Royal Rumble event. No one at all it seemed had a problem with it then but last night a fan revolt the likes of which might only be topped by Disco Demolition Night at old Comiskey has the WWE at a crossroads. How did we get here? Continue reading…