The NBA Finals: Stats to Consider
While listening to “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio this morning, I heard a very intriguing statistic from Jalen Rose, NBA analyst, about the NBA finals matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat. Rose said that dating back to 1999, there have been only 3 teams to win the Western Conference. The Los Angelos Lakers have won it 7 times, with 5 championships....
When the dejection over the blown leads in Games 4 and 5 wears off, one realizes...– John Hollinger, ESPN
In the three games, Oklahoma City has been outscored 39-17 in the opening...– John Hollinger, ESPN
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces...– President George W. Bush
I love sleeping in on Saturdays And I love college football games I love not...– “Love Your Love the Most” by Eric Church
A big reason fraternities come and go is lack of alum support and lack of...– Debby Strickland
In the seven games with Kendrick Perkins in the lineup, the Thunder have gone...– ESPN Stats and Info
Trump for President?
For some ridiculous reason politicians seem to believe that they are required to announce a run for the White House a year and a half or more before the election. By my count, that would mean that any day now, we’ll see a slew of candidates for the Republican nomination announce their intent to challenge the President. I have noticed one potential candidate in particular who seems to be...
No (wo)man needs sympathy because (s)he has to work. Because (s)he has a burden...– Theodore Roosevelt
The rules of the game are, given the cards that you get, figure out the most...– John Wang
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.– Mario Andretti
Get spending down, shift government off the backs of the people, and jobs will...– The Economist
A teacher touches eternity for he knows not how far his influence reaches.– Henry James
To the Alumni Association, you cannot overwork the Greeks and expect them to...– Dr. Bernard Franklin
Media vs. Media: Who Should We Listen To?
Have you ever noticed that reporters in any news media (cable, print, etc.) tend to exaggerate? Okay, maybe that was a ridiculous understatement. As I sit here listening to a news cast, I can’t help but wonder why there is so much exaggeration of the issues. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that there is a difference between reporting the news and commenting on it. The TV...
Perceptions are shaped by the clarity of hindsight.– George W. Bush, Decision Points
The culture and reward system of the enterprise must be one that encourages...– Michael Morris, Entrepreneurial Intensity
Most public policy has come down to attention between three things: liberty,...– Tim Pawlenty from Unknown
RT “@realDonaldTrump: Don’t forget to watch me tonight on Late Night with...– Donald Trump
RT “@RossTuckerNFL: If Eagles hadn’t laid egg vs. Vikes they’d likely be playing...– Ross Tucker, ESPN
RT “@wingoz: RT @robg0927: @wingoz from ESPN research: The NFC West is 9-5 in...
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his...– Abraham Lincoln
The toxic atmosphere in American politics discourages good people from running...– George W. Bush, Decision Points
Stop trying to chase down some magical New Year’s Eve, Ted. It...– Barney Stinson, HIMYM
My Successful Quest for a Chrome Notebook
Hello everyone. This is Ben, the younger Robin brother. I thought it was high time I insert my own snippet into this blog. For my first post on Robin Reader, I wanted to share with you all a recent event in my life. About two years ago, I fell in love with a little company from Mountain View, California. Google is their name - maybe you’ve heard of them. Anyway, this company caught my eye...
Christmas: The Son of God became of the Son of Man so that the children of men...– Rick Warren
I want a dunk to count for one point so that people will learn how to shoot.– Tony Kornheiser on @PTIshow
What Can the Big 12 Do?
There are so many people talking about expansion for the Big 12. My first thought is: why is that necessary? Realistically speaking, are any schools already in a major conference (meaning an automatic BCS bid) going to leave their conference? Probably not. So, what could the Big 12 gain by moving back to a 12-team league? Many argue that there could be more TV markets to gain - where? Is Notre...
I hate the BCS. If playoffs are good enough for every other sport in Division I,...– Michael Wilbon on ESPN.com
The Best Teachers I've Ever Had
Most of the time college professors have a passion for their material. Many of them hold a doctoral degree in the subject matter. However, what sometimes falls by the wayside is a passion for teaching. A passion for the material is simply not enough. Looking back, I can remember a number of professors who parade around in front of the classroom going on and on about their favorite subject. While...
Referring to how Cavaliers fans should react to the Miami LeBrons tonight at the...– Doug Gottlieb on ESPN Radio
If our elected leaders look to history, they will see a few time-tested rules...– Steve Forbes
A Quarterback's Job is to Throw the Ball
Why are we supposed to care that Denard Robinson has the most rushing yards by a Quarterback in NCAA history? I understand that doing something (no matter what it is) for the first time ever is significant. But, a Quarterback’s job is to throw the football. Ever since Tim Tebow, offenses have become more and more one dimensional around the country. Call it “the spread” if you...
Is this the hill you want to die on?– Ival Gregory