Los Angeles Sparks Hire Kobe Bryant’s Dad As Head Coach

Monday, July 11th, 2011

After firing Jennifer Gillom as head coach today, the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Joe "Jellybean" Bryant to take her place. Joe Bryant is better known as "Kobe's Dad" in most sports circles. Bryant was an assistant coach with the Sparks before being named the head coach back ...

Tina Thompson Breaks The Least Important Record In Sports

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Tina Thompson of the Los Angeles Sparks put an end to our long national nightmare last night by finally becoming the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Until last night's game against the San Antonio Silver Stars, we were so on edge during Thompson's assault on Lisa Leslie's record - which we ...

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse…

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Nope, this post has nothing to do with Jim Zorn. Or Norv Turner. Or the St. Louis Rams. We're talking about Detroit. Just when we thought things had bottomed-out in the D, we heard that the Detroit Shock will be moving to Tulsa. Of course, this might actually be the light at the ...

TheBaker’s Dozen: Out Of Retirement

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

1. Mike Tyson on “Oprah” Monday. Finally, my mom, sister and I will watch the same show for the first time since “Murder, She Wrote.” What can I say? We were suckers for Angela Lansbury and her hour-long capers. 2. Apparently broken ribs are good for your QB rating. Matt Hasselbeck ...

The WNBA: It’s (paid off) Faaaannntastic

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Now into its second decade of existence, the WNBA constantly begs the question, "How in the goddamn hell is the WNBA into the second decade of its existence?" The once-marquee franchise of the league, the Houston Comets, no longer exists. Not because they moved or anything. They just flat-out folded. Because no ...

Thirty-One Reasons July Sucks

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Last year I made the case that August was the worst sports month on the calendar. July, 2008, has proved me wrong. Seriously, this has been the lamest month for sports in my lifetime. There have been no compelling stories, so the media and blogosphere have been buzzing with lame, ...

Define Degenerate…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

It was a sad day for the WNBA. It was even sadder for myself. You know what's worse than a WNBA catfight? Actually watching it live. Now, I can explain. The game ran longer than the expected broadcast schedule, so I thought I was tuning in to something else. But I did keep ...