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I Like Bill Simmons, Really I Do

June 23, 2006 by


Twice in the past month’s Bill Simmons has made reference to our book.  Generally when members of the media mention our book I get pretty happy.  Of course, that's because typically the response to our work – by people who have actually read our work – has been really positive. Simmons, though, has been […]

Larry Brown or Isiah Thomas?

June 23, 2006 by


The Knicks yesterday bid good-bye to Larry Brown.  After a season where the Knicks spent more than any other team, and lost more than all but the Portland Trailblazers, it is expected that New York would make changes.  But did they make the right change? There are two actors in this drama.  Brown was hired […]

The World Cup and Economics

June 23, 2006 by


The United States – who entered the World Cup with supposedly the fifth best team in the world – has been eliminated from the World Cup.  Once again the United States has failed to find much success in the world’s most popular sport.  How can it be that a nation that so consistently succeeds in […]