Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

As last NBA season began, many expected great things from the Philadelphia 76ers. The defense would be among the league’s best, quite possibly historic. The minutes Joel Embiid missed the previous campaign that hindered Philly’s chance would be solved by Al Horford. On paper it all made sense. I haven’t written anything about the 76ers [...]

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?” Brett Brown said during his introductory press conference as Philadelphia’s head coach seven years ago. I came across it shortly following the Boston Celtics onslaught over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 Wednesday night. I began reading Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the [...]

Brett Brown’s Final Games

Brett Brown’s Final Games

This month seven years ago the 76ers hired Brett Brown as head coach. August, a typical barren period in the NBA schedule is anything but this season. It’s highly likely this will be Brown’s final regular season games. His tenure, marked by tanking, a rotating cast of point guards, injuries, sheer weirdness, has remained a [...]

Farewell, Malcolm Jenkins

Farewell, Malcolm Jenkins

Over the past six years, the Philadelphia Eagles have experienced dramatic change. Chip Kelly. Sam Bradford. Doug Pederson. Carson Wentz. The one constant has been Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles have played 102 games during the past six seasons. Jenkins never missed one. He’s barely missed snaps, playing nearly 99 percent of them since signing in [...]

Mickey and The Bear

Mickey and The Bear

I’ve never been to Montana. I haven’t been to plenty of places in the United States. Mickey and the Bear isn’t necessarily about Montana. It’s about people in these tricky, somewhat no-win situations across the country. Stuff that so many people go through. Money is tight. Opportunity is barren. The only plausible life direction points [...]

An Ode to BoJack Horseman

An Ode to BoJack Horseman

There’s something enigmatic about BoJack Horseman. It’s over now. Six seasons have come and gone. It’s time to reflect on an iconic animated show about a famous, habitually depressed and alcoholic horse. One of the more applicable, conscientiously realistic shows I’ve watched, BoJack Horseman illustrates human emotion brilliantly. How we feel and how we react [...]