July 30, 2014
Tweet Baltimore Ravens starting corner Lardarius Webb has missed most of training camp with a back injury. There looks to be no structural damage to Webb’s back which is a good sign but the fact that he is still not practicing is something to be worried about. The Ravens are thin at corner right now …View full post
Tweet The Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels on a walk-off home run by Manny Machado in the bottom half of the 12th inning. The Orioles are now 12-3 in extra-inning games this season and the victory keeps the Orioles lead atop the East Division at 2 ½ games.View full post
As I was listening to Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe talk about the FIBA World Cup this morning, and its lack of popularity in the United States, it got me thinking as to why nobody seems to care about this event over here in the good ol’ US of A. Other teams such as Spain, Argentina, Greece etc. take this tournament very seriously while having way less to work with; and we are over here complaining because our starting five potentially “only” consists of Durant, Curry, Harden, Davis and possibly Paul George.
Is the U.S.A. just so spoiled with great basketball events throughout the year that they don’t even want to waste their time with simple things such as international competition? It’s not as if the competition is terrible, there have been many good games in FIBA World Cup (previously just the FIBA World Championship) history, and it isn’t as if the United States just breezes through each game by 30+ points (the US has actually only won the event 4 times since it started in 1950).