our view from the sidelines

We Were All Cheated By Diego Costa

Unless you’re a Chelsea fan of the most cynical variety, Chelsea striker Diego Costa ruined yet another game of football this weekend.  This is a big problem for the Premier League.  The victims included...

Strength in Steph

After Game 5, when asked why he was confident the Cavs could win despite being in a 3-2 hole, LeBron James responded “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world.” Cocky,...

Finals At A Crossroads

During the first 3 games of the NBA Finals, Lebron James, Matthew Dellavedova and the Cleveland Cavaliers turned expectations on their heads. What was supposed to be a lopsided series in favor of the...

Iron Mike

Mike Conley had no business playing basketball last night. Just 10 days removed from shattering his face, and just a week removed from facial reconstruction surgery, it’s a wonder Conley even knows who he...

A Trip to White Hart Lane

One of the frustrating things about being an American soccer fan is the distance between the United States and the Old Continent.  Not only does the time difference make for occasionally awkward start times,...