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GUERTIN: Affordable Tickets Wanted — and Deserved

GUERTIN: Affordable Tickets Wanted — and Deserved

Every year for Thanksgiving when I was growing up, my family and I would visit my grandparents in Pittsburgh. Some of my grandfather’s favorite stories to share were tales about watching Pittsburgh Pirates games as a kid in the 1930s at Forbes Field. He often recalled the hand-operated scoreboard in[Read More…]

by August 19, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
GUERTIN: Legalize Sports Gambling

GUERTIN: Legalize Sports Gambling

The Super Bowl is an event on par with a national holiday. The Women’s World Cup drew record viewing numbers and captivated the country. Ronda Rousey demolishing Bethe Correia on Saturday made me so amped I could have punched a wall. Big-time sports events like these are awesome to watch[Read More…]

by August 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GUERTIN: NBA Needs Lottery Reform

GUERTIN: NBA Needs Lottery Reform

The audience for NBA Summer League basketball is mostly limited to people whose remotes run out of battery and this guy. However, much of the up-and-coming talent of the NBA is on display, which can provide entertainment for the keen fan. More often than not, Summer League is dominated by[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
GUERTIN: Sideline Reporters are Outdated

GUERTIN: Sideline Reporters are Outdated

The modern sports broadcast has three noticeable voices: the play-by-play commentator, the color commentator and the ever-present sideline reporter. However, only the first two contribute anything to the viewing of an NBA game. I find sideline reporters to be pointless ornamentation, just like the painted logos on the NBA hardwood[Read More…]

GUERTIN: One-and-done Rule Needs Reform

GUERTIN: One-and-done Rule Needs Reform

The NBA draft is this Thursday, June 25. While there are many highly touted prospects, most of them are young, even by basketball standards. In fact, as many as eight of the likely top 10 picks will be college freshman, projected ahead of veteran players like Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky,[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 2 comments Sports, Sports - Top
GUERTIN: Thibodeau Deserved Better

GUERTIN: Thibodeau Deserved Better

On Thursday, the Bulls fired their coach, Tom Thibodeau. In itself, the firing is nothing surprising. NBA teams, and the professional sports world, treat coaches like fashion trends: numerous and easy to get rid of when you tire of them. Most franchises see frequent coaching turnover. For example, the Sacramento[Read More…]

by June 2, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top