Post Tagged with: "the water cooler"

IPPOLITO: Pippen Oversells 1996 Bulls’ Talent

IPPOLITO: Pippen Oversells 1996 Bulls’ Talent

From daily television and radio shows to periodic, subjective top-10 lists, the sports world always creates an abundance of opportunity for discussion and debate. One of the most recent and now frequent hypothetical questions is also increasingly the most bothersome: Who would win a seven-game series between the 1995-96 Chicago[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Wright Calls Right Play

IPPOLITO: Wright Calls Right Play

North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige’s game-tying shot seemed like destiny or a prayer answered. As the ball descended from its arc, rattled inside the rim and fell through the net with the grace of a feather, it was one of the greatest and most memorable basketball shots — college[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: New Rules Aim for Safety

IPPOLITO: New Rules Aim for Safety

In the season that knows no end, the NFL has made the news again for a slew of recent rule changes and several eyebrow-raising comments by evidently out-of-touch owners. Of the seven major rule changes that were enacted by the league last week, three stand out for their desire to[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: RFID Improves Rosters

IPPOLITO: RFID Improves Rosters

The dawn of free agency in the NFL means that teams will now spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a wide array of talent in a process that has always been something of an imperfect science. Teams attempt to use a player’s past performance as a guide for their[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

IPPOLITO: Duncan Highlights Generation

For nearly two decades, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been known as a competitor, an agitator and a winner. But now, with the end of his career looming, fans are seeing something else. Bryant is now decrepit and nowhere near close to the dominant player he once was. On Sunday,[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Committee Confronts Dilemma

IPPOLITO: Committee Confronts Dilemma

So much information and so few conclusions — such is the norm in college football. In the second edition of the college football playoff, the competition for one of the four slots is more intense this year than last year. Surprising to few but worrying to many is the idea[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

Ah, the folly of courtship. Love makes people do crazy things, but fervor and passion take already crazed sports fans and put them into a new gear. Forgive me for being a tad hyperbolic. After all, no fan ran onto the court wearing a shirt that said, “Come Home” as[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Television Analysis Falls Short

IPPOLITO: Television Analysis Falls Short

Nothing in professional sports is easy. Athletes make difficult feats appear effortless, which is a testament to their unique and otherworldly skills. While not as extraordinary as a one-handed catch over the middle or an alley-oop lob pass and finish from half court, broadcasting and providing intelligent commentary on these[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Broncos Must Trust Manning

IPPOLITO: Broncos Must Trust Manning

On the surface, the Denver Broncos have nothing to worry about. They are 6-0 as they head into their bye week, but the echoes vibrating off the sides of the Rocky Mountains could not sound more nervous: Something is, or has to be, wrong with Peyton Manning. The Broncos may[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: Daily Fantasy Sports Should be Considered Gambling

IPPOLITO: Daily Fantasy Sports Should be Considered Gambling

Ducks are easily recognizable. They have definitive physical and behavioral characteristics — like their inability to win a college football national championship — that separate them from other animals and similar species. In essence, the same thing can be said about gambling. If you risk money for the chance to[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns