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NBA IS BACK

By Richard Ray:   The 2017-18 NBA season is upon us and after one of the busiest offseasons in League history there are boundless storylines to keep even the most casual fan fixated throughout the course of the long season. Many people cynically view the 82 game regular season as meaningless and far too long. […]

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BALL IS LIFE

By Richard Ray:   Anyone who has ever played the game of basketball has had some form of Hoop Dreams… Hoop Delusions is probably a more accurate description of the assessment to their respective basketball skill levels… I am easily one of those that have had one of these dreams/delusions. Basketball was an essential part […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 19:  Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals  reacts against the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 19, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A NON-HYSTERICAL LOOK AT THE NCAA INDICTMENTS

By Richard Ray:   I know that it easy to pontificate on subjects behind a keypad with little threat of repercussions, but from all initial accounts, the US Attorney’s indictments on four college basketball assistant coaches has little substance behind the threats that already have the college sports world shook including the anticipated firing of […]

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CANELO VS. GGG

By Richard Ray:   I try not to engage in any public activity in an emotional state. That includes when writing about anything personal, political or sports. So I had to take a timeout after witnessing yet another horrendous decision in a boxing match. As entertaining as it may have been, I just cannot do […]

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MAYWEATHER VS. MCGREGOR-EPILOGUE

By Richard Ray:   Congratulations to Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Each woke up after their uber-hyped fight much, much, much richer men. I was extremely critical of the farce I believed the fight to be, but I never knock anyone’s hustle (as long as you are not literally hurting someone else in a […]

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LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

By Richard Ray:   In a week that has been depressing and exhausting in its tumultuousness, I offer a respite. Even if just temporary, tune in to watch the Little League World Series this weekend. Reality is not going anywhere. Scandal in the White House surrounded by White Nationalist protesters and counter-protesters is real and […]