The Knicks have stunk this season. It’s leaving a bad taste in the mouth of head coach David Fizdale, but the last thing he wants you to suggesting is flossing. Forget talent, effort and drive being the cause of the Knicks woes, Fitzdale is blaming it on Fortnite. It’s been a common refrain from Fizdale this season, who’s blamed the game twice in as many months for the team’s issues. Now it’s his biggest source of trouble — an observation that’s being contested in the Knicks’ locker room. “‘Fortnite,’ that’s my competitor right now,” Fizdale said in December. “‘Fortnite’ is tougher than the Boston Celtics.” Fizdale believes his players are staying up until the early hours of the morning to play Fortnite, sacrificing their sleep to the game. He says he’s noticed players being more irritable, reducing their reaction time and blamed blue light (which comes from screens) as being a … [Read more...] about The Knicks are blaming their season on ‘Fortnite’ lol
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A Set small text size A Set the default text size A Set large text size Sometimes I get a little annoyed at how much crowd numbers and TV ratings are talked about by football fans. If you look at the AFL, cricket or rugby league, most chat is about what is happening on the pitch. So today I thought I would try to put this to rest by trying to figure out the way to get better crowd and TV numbers. Always trying to find out ways to get bigger crowds, the FFA has started a push for a Big Bash League-style atmosphere at A-League matches. I must say, when I bring people who don’t like football or cricket to a football match, they prefer the atmosphere at the A-League over the BBL. Sitting in front of the Perth Glory’s active supporter group, The Shed, is good enough to create a great atmosphere that isn’t enforced by playing music while play is stopped. That said, I am a Perth Scorchers tragic who absolutely loves the BBL. Atmosphere isn’t the issue. … [Read more...] about How to get better A-League crowds and TV ratings
Supporters of the U.S. men’s national soccer team can often point to a moment when they knew Christian Pulisic was The One, the man who would become the best player the national team had ever seen. I knew for sure after his solo goal to open scoring in a must-win qualifier against Panama. The technique was fantastic: the touch to drag Jozy Altidore’s layoff into his path; the pace to race away from star defender Roman Torres; the rounding of the keeper; the finish from a tight angle. But for me, the moment was as much about the celebration. It was angry. A knee slide, a jersey pull, and attitude, like he really was the Wonder Boy. It was his mentality as much as his talent that I knew would make him a star. Then the USMNT went down to Couva, lost to Trinidad and Tobago’s B team, and missed the World Cup. Bruce Arena’s tenure ended with a deafening thud. National team stars like Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley, and Altidore were shelved or put out to … [Read more...] about 3 ways Christian Pulisic’s future could play out
20 January 2019 • 12:10pm Tsitsipas exclusive interview: 'It is important for me to have hobbies, to be in my own world' Auto update On Off 12:08PM Tsitsipas speaks "I'm the happiest man on earth right now. "I agree with you (that I looked like I could win the match). You have to believe in your self. Roger is a legend in the sport, I have so much respect for him. He's showed great tennis over the years. I've analysed him since the age of six. It was an honour to be facing him. I cannot describe it. "I was too slow (in opening service game), but I wanted to take my time but sometimes the referee reminds you you have to be on time. On saving break points: "It's important to have aggressive mindset and play percentage tennis, have first serves in and press from the beginning. I didn't lose my patience. That was key to saving the break points. I showed great determined and had most of you guys (crowd) supporting me. "I haven't seen such a loud … [Read more...] about Stefanos Tsitsipas stuns Roger Federer in four sets to become first Greek player to reach Australian Open quarter-finals
The late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “I wish I could play little league now, I’d kick some f***** ass,” and everybody laughed. I didn’t think it was funny, though. It’s not a joke to wonder about just how well you would do if you were back in Little League with the size and smarts of an adult. They wouldn’t be laughing now, that’s for sure. Nobody would be laughing. Let’s start with the obvious: I’m much bigger and stronger than I used to be. I’m not saying I could bench press a car, but if you’re talking about hitting a baseball thrown by a 10-year-old? Uh, yeah, I think I could do that. Come at me, Cayden. Give me your best 45-mph fastball, oh, too late, it’s already drilled into the gap. Over and over again, if I’m not walking, I’m pounding baseballs into the outfield, one right after the other. Unless the line drives are coming right back up the box. And in the field, hot damn, … [Read more...] about How many WAR would I be worth if I got to play Little League again?