The Road to Victory: Week 7 Recap 2

It’s not looking too good for yours truly in his company Fantasy Football league. Chalk it up to a number of different factors – forgetting Steve Smith was on a bye week, Peyton Manning having a terrible week 5, etc. etc. I’ve decided to shake the roster up a bit. My current team looks as ...

Identifying with Lebron 1

TheLongTalk and # 12 will jump all over me for this post, but, lately, I find myself identifying with Lebron James. I never thought there would be a point in my life where I would utter those words, however, after watching his most recent Nike commercial (which I’m sure my coauthors aren’t wild about), I ...

Preseaon Precog

TheLongTalk’s NBA Preseason Predictions With #12 doing an NFL Preseason Prognostication, TheLongTalk felt he was required to do the same for the NBA.  So here are TLT’s NBA 2010-2011 Predictions. - Eastern Conference 1. Miami – Easy pick considering LeBron was #1 last season without Wade or Bosh 2. Orlando – They’ll try for awhile ...

Mud Slinging Ads

It’s almost time for the Mid-term elections and TheLongTalk is getting pretty sick of mud slinging.  All the political commercials and flyers at present are negative… not some of them, but all of them. Last week TheLongTalk received a glossy piece of political puke that went on for four pages about the incompetence of some ...

How to Deal With a Scandal 1

I thought I’d do a take of of TheLongTalk’s recent post. I’ll keep it simple. It’s incredible easy to begin the process of recovery from a sports scandal – or any scandal for that matter. 3 Little Words – Tell the Truth. That’s it. Tell the truth. Plain and simple. Cheating on your wife with ...

If you could be a Professional Athlete… 4

Greetings readers, #12 would like to play a game and get some thought, opinions and inputs from you, the readers.  My question is simple, if you could be a professional athlete in any sport what spot would you play, and if you would play a team sport what position would you play? Let me first ...

How NOT To Recover 1

TheLongTalk had planned to discuss Scandal Recovery and the steps a tarnished star must take to again reach the heavens… then Gilbert Arenas had to go and fake a knee injury. Now TLT will instead examine, with an eye on current events, the steps a world class athlete should take if they are planning to ...

72, the Heat, and love for the Patriots

Today TheLongTalk read an article about the Miami Heat and there chances of surpassing the 95-96 Bulls.  It was a fine article that made valid points about the low probability of Miami Thrice exceeding 72 wins. The article focused on; Expectations (external pressure), Chemistry (on court compatibility), Leadership (from within), and Luck (in regards to ...

Something in the Bone 3

Carlos Boozer, the Bulls new $75 million dollar Forward, injured his hand recently.  He will miss nearly two months of the upcoming season due to surgery. Now TheLongTalk doesn’t want to question Boozer’s bag tripping story… although Monta Ellis and Vladimir Radmanovic’s names keep coming to mind for some strange reason… No what TheLongTalk is ...

What a Ryder Cup 3

More rain than you can shake a stick at. Then periods of absolutely beautiful weather. This was an amazing Ryder Cup. Oh, and there’s that little part about it coming down to the second-to-last hole of the last match, too. I remember Brookline (the amazing comeback in ’99) quite vividly. The US almost pulled off ...