There’s a famous saying about assumptions that is not quite suitable for this fine, family-friendly paper, so let’s talk about expectations instead. A professional athlete failing to live up to expectations can make perfectly rational people make irrational judgments about them.

ESPN should take a cue from CNN. Tune into “The Most Trusted Name in News” at any given time and you’ll see liberal and conservative talking heads screaming at each other about the latest crazy thing to happen in Washington D.C. Is it annoying? Absolutely. But in this politically charged cli…

With the opening of his I Promise school in Akron, Ohio this week, LeBron James solidified his legacy as the greatest sports role model of all time. LeBron is the role model Charles Barkley told us he wouldn’t be. He’s the role model Shaquille O’Neal was too silly to be and Kobe Bryant was t…

Before the start of the Eastern Conference Finals, everyone outside the Boston city limits expected Beantown to serve as a pit stop for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. King James was clearly on his way to an eighth-consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Nobody expected the Celtics to r…

For much of the season, the winner of the 2019 NBA MVP Award has been a foregone conclusion. Last season, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden put together one of the greatest non-MVP seasons in NBA history when he averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game. Despite his brilli…

The final few seasons the NFL franchise formerly known as the St. Louis Rams spent in Missouri, GM Les Snead didn’t make many big splashes in free agency. Instead, there were a few drips of talent crossing over the muddy Mississippi. St. Louisans got excited over the free-agent signings of g…

The term March Madness is normally reserved for the wild and wacky ride that occurs during the NCAA Tournament. When it comes to NCAA basketball, this year’s tournament has been as wild a ride as we’ve had. However, for boxing fans, the madness of March has less to do with the journey to cro…