Mike Wilbon recently said it best in an episode of Pardon the Interruption: “I love watching the Wizards and I think they’re a great story, and this is a media story, too. Don’t tell me that the only thing worth discussing is a 3-11 team.” Despite pushing Toronto for the top spot in the East with an 18-6 record, the Wizards haven’t received the recognition they deserve. Yes, it helps that they’ve faced the second easiest schedule in the league thus far. No, they haven’t overtaken the Cavs or Bulls as the favorites to come out of the East. But John Wall has evolved into one of the premier point guards in the NBA and should have the Wizards competing for a championship sooner rather than later.Read More
Remember when everyone in Green Bay was panicking about the Packers’ 1-2 start? After suffering defeats at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions, quarterback Aaron Rodgers took to the mic and reminded everyone to “R-E-L-A-X.” Since Rodgers’ memo, the Packers have rattled off seven wins in eight tries and sit atop the NFC North.
Which brings me to the NBA… We are officially at that dangerous point in the season where the sample size of games is large enough that critics and fans think they know everything that the season has in store for them. Contenders and title favorites are declared, struggling high-profile teams are overanalyzed, and MVPs are crowned.Read More
The one and only Jake Weiner from (D)Roses & Thorns and I have collaborated to pinpoint this year’s busts in the NBA. I’m talking about the Larry Sanderses and the Josh Smiths of last year. Whether it’s injuries, age, or simply not fitting in on a new team, the following six guys don’t have a sunny outlook for the 2014-15 season. Our six breakout players will be released very soon. So without further ado:Read More