The Eagles will struggle to return to the Super Bowl

Howie Roseman, Eagles general managerPhoto: PA In this era of NFL parity, it’s rare to see the Super Bowl loser return the following year. Since 2000, it’s been rare to see Super Bowl losers make back-to-back appearances in the sport’s biggest game. Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is tasked with getting his team back … Read more

Kevin Durant excels in his debut with the Phoenix Suns

It’s only been one game, but the Durant-Booker connection looks great.Photo: PA Kevin Durant is a master of disguise who already blends seamlessly with the Phoenix Suns. Few teams can do the DMX challenge and showcase as many looks as the Suns can with their new wing scouring the floor. Most guys take a second … Read more

Brian Flores lawsuit would be a mess for the NFL

The NFL’s wisest course of action to deal with the Brian Flores lawsuit is to settle as soon as possible. Photo: PA Less than a month after Brian Flores’ class action lawsuit against the league and several teams for their alleged racist hiring practices was not mentioned at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s annual press conference … Read more

Paul George Tells JJ Redick He’s Okay Not Being “The Guy”

Paul George says he’s fine not being ‘the guy’ if the team winsPhoto: Getty Images Being the go-to option sounds fun. It seems very good. Michael Jordan making last-second shots; Patrick Mahomes comes out of trouble and throws a laser for a touchdown; Quinta Brunson delivers another great episode of Abbott Elementary School as the … Read more

The NBA comes back strong after a bad All-Star Game

Photo: Getty Images The NBA’s complaints department has worked hard this season. If someone ChatGPT guest to write a report for the 2022-23 product, it would be titled “The National Load Management Association: How Streetwear Became More Visible Than Basketball Uniforms.” Start an all-star game with the intensity of a shootaroundand the pre-playoff NBA product … Read more

Brandon Miller’s fake pregame pat down is bad for himself and Alabama

Brandon Miller (left, with coach Nate Oats) did himself a disservice with his cheeky pregame ritual.Photo: PA In the age of social media, we see people misbehaving and showing a gross lack of self-awareness every day. Brandon Miller, the Alabama men’s basketball player, is the latest athlete to show the world how deaf a person … Read more

Dan Snyder Reportedly Blocked Jeff Bezos’ Commanders Bid

Dan Snyder Reportedly Blocked Jeff Bezos From Private Washington Commanders AuctionPhoto: Adrian Kraus (PA) It looks like Daniel Snyder’s disdain for Jeff Bezos will keep the billionaire Amazon founder from buying the Washington Commanders. Bezos was would have been prevented from participating in a private auction for the NFL franchise by Snyder due to a … Read more

Darvin Ham has high hopes for Lakers after All-Star break

Darvin Ham said the struggling Lakers’ main focus was to clinch a playoff berthPicture: Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers are entering a critical period in their schedule after the All-Star break. With just 23 games remaining in the regular season, the Lakers are five games under .500 (27-32) and have a seven-game streak where … Read more

JJ Redick may be so much more than another empty takeout machine

JJ Redick must resist the lure of the lessee-industrial complex.Photo: Getty Images I never thought I’d say, “You know what, maybe JJ Redick doesn’t suck,” but he’s surprisingly insightful in his post-career gig at ESPN. The former Blue Devil understands how the current iteration of the game is played as well as any network analyst … Read more

Jakobi Meyers is ready to be the next Christian Kirk in free agency

Jakobi Meyers is a steal in this year’s class of free agent receivers.Photo: PA March 2022: The Los Angeles Rams were less than a month away from their Super Bowl parade and NFL free agency had just begun. Fans were a naive bunch before this 2022 offseason, having no idea of the storm of game-changing … Read more