Sacramento Republic making a strong case to become a Major League Soccer franchise

May 29, 2014 2 Comments

I know what you’re thinking. Why should I spend time reading an article about the United Soccer Leagues’ (USL) and its new soccer club the Sacramento Republic FC? I mean, we are talking about a minor league soccer team, so who really cares right? Well, if you believe that (and that’s fine), you’d be missing […]

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Slowly proving he can be ‘the man,’ Demarcus Cousins has a chance to be special

Dec 16, 2013 1 Comment

As the old adage goes, ‘patience is a virtue.’ After three seasons filled with technical fouls, ejections, on and off the court disagreements with coaches and players (including an ugly verbal altercation with former player turned Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliot two seasons ago) and just overall poor body language when things went awry, the Sacramento […]

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An Open Letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern from Sacramento

Feb 13, 2013 8 Comments

Dear Commissioner Stern: Let me start by congratulating you on your nearly 30 years of tireless service, commitment and leadership to the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the game that so many of us love. When February 1, 2014 rolls around and you step aside, walk away proud knowing that you are the greatest sports […]

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How the Maloofs Ruined Sacramento Kings Basketball

May 16, 2012 24 Comments

I never thought it would come to this. I never thought that my relationship with the Sacramento Kings, a franchise that I’ve become thoroughly invested in as a fan, would reach a breaking point. However, on April 16 I contacted my Kings sales representative to request a refund on my 2012-2013 season ticket deposit, ending […]

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Westphal Out in Sacramento – Firing Adds More Uncertainty For Once Proud Small Market NBA Franchise

Jan 06, 2012 6 Comments

All is not right in Sacramento. The sounds of cowbells, a raucous arena and ooohs and ahhhs bellowing from fans after yet another amazing pass, dunk or shot are long gone. That was the Rick Adelman, Vlade Divac and Chris Webber era circa early 2000’s – a brand of basketball that was fun and infectious […]

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2011 NBA Draft Recap

Jun 24, 2011 No Comments

By Sportsgrinder  The 2011 NBA Draft certainly didn’t possess some of the upper echelon talent that we are accustom to seeing during a typical draft pool.  However, there are certainly some interesting prospects who have a chance to be stars in the leauge in the coming years.  Here are some quick thoughts from last night’s […]

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The Year of the Point Guard

May 09, 2011 No Comments

By Sportsgrinder I can’t remember an era in the NBA (please feel free to offer some suggestions) where there were so many young and promising point guards flourishing before our very eyes. The 2009 NBA Draft was considered by most draft experts to be an off year in regards to elite talent. Yet, after two […]

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