Category Archives: Basketball

On My Mind: May 20 – May 21

It’s been awhile since my last ‘On My Mind’ post — it was February 18th to be exact. On that date, the Phillies weren’t losing games. They also weren’t winning games. Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on February 12th. Continue reading


There Are No Rams in St. Louis

In late January, the New Orleans Hornets announced that beginning in the 2013-14 season, the team will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans. “Our colors are blue, gold and red. Blue, gold and red are the same colors we have on the flag of the city of New Orleans,” said Hornets team president Dennis Lauscha.

The New Orleans mayor was equally elated with the name change. “We are witnessing a city that, in partnership with the Saints and Hornets, has completely reinvented itself just with the power of resilience. This name reflects that will power and that resilience,” said Mitch Landrieu.

Which got me thinking.

How many professional sports teams could have nicknames better suited for the city where they play? Continue reading