I watched the ESPN doc on Mestre with my brother, a commercial diver. As Mestre's coming to the surface, my brother says, "He's going to die" and explains what Mestre is doing wrong. » 11/18/13 12:24pm 11/18/13 12:24pm

I've written stories for both Fightland and Vice. Never got a hint of any of this stuff. Not saying it's not there. Just that it's not super pervasive. » 8/30/13 5:01pm 8/30/13 5:01pm

Remember this all comes from one clinic based in Miami. A lot more likely that Caribbean players would head to a clinic more close to home. I do believe there is a race component to who gets suspended, but this case probably isn't an indicator. » 8/05/13 1:04pm 8/05/13 1:04pm

Looks like Times has been listening to Hang Up and Listen. The guys brought in sailing expert Bruce Knecht for their May 20 podcast. Great listen. (starts at 27:49) » 6/04/13 6:46pm 6/04/13 6:46pm

As a long-time Clippers fan, I'm in a unique position I don't know how to handle. This past post-season is the first time I have ever been disappointed by my team. You have to have expectations before you're disappointed. The same goes for the Chris Paul situation. Good players leave the Clippers. It's just what… » 5/31/13 3:21pm 5/31/13 3:21pm

He's clearly talking about 30 for 30 getting beat out by the Showtime doc on Army/Navy football. He had half of the nominees in the category and lost. His discontent isn't surprising, especially you throw the argument about his enterprises being so new. Showtime isn't exactly HBO when it comes to original content. » 5/08/13 2:02pm 5/08/13 2:02pm

The core reason everything went haywire was that the Clippers were at a 37-14 free throw disadvantage when Paul got his first technical. Shotty officiating for the entire game created a situation that was answered with shotty officiating to get the game back in control. » 5/04/13 3:30pm 5/04/13 3:30pm

He was great, until Tony Allen made him completely irrelevant for the rest of the game. It was awesome to watch an offensive savant and a defensive stud each have their own stint of dominance. » 4/23/13 12:35pm 4/23/13 12:35pm

I'm actually less offended by Chris Paul's flop. He tried to draw a call away from the ball, stayed on his feet and the game was able to continue. The flops I hate are the ones in which the flopper creates a scenario where the ref is forced to make a call one way or another. They stop the game cold. It's easy to… » 4/17/13 12:50pm 4/17/13 12:50pm

The Art Of Screwing Up: How NCAA Refs Live With Their Mistakes

In the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville trailed top-seeded Syracuse by three points with 38.2 seconds remaining, Orange inbounding the ball. This was a big moment for the Bulldogs, and it would prove to be a big moment, too, for a man whose name and face you wouldn't even recognize.… » 4/08/13 3:45pm 4/08/13 3:45pm