On the Rox: Reason for Optimism

It is June 16, 2017. The Colorado Rockies are tied for 1st in the NL West. The same Colorado Rockies are tied for the best record in the NL. Arguably most impressively, the Rockies are off to their best start in franchise history at 41-26. There is one slight issue. We’ve yet to reach the All-Star Break. As a budding Colorado Rockies fan, if I’ve learned one thing about this team it’s that optimism before the All-Star Break is false hope. A cardinal sin even. I’m here to tell you, my dear friends in love of the Rockies, that it’s time to be optimistic. These Rockies are not the same old Rockies and I’ll give you four reasons why. Reason #1: Greg Holland The most important acquisitio

Evolution of the NBA Super Team

As discussed in a previous blog entry with Elevation 5280 Sports, much has been made about competitive balance in the NBA. I think it’s safe to say that notion has been debunked, which definitely is tooting my own horn a little. There is still the underlying assumption, however, of who actually ruined the NBA with the creation of super teams. The general consensus of the public falls on everyone’s favorite scapegoat: LeBron James. I also think that NBA fans are looking into LeBron James for the cause of the Lost Colony of Roanoke as well but I digress. Let us dive into the evolution of the super team, see what started this all, and see what it has become. There is not general consensus

NBA Finals Preview: The Trilogy

It’s finally here. Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a day that has been talked about exhaustively over the past year, especially in the past week. Cavs-Warriors: Part III. As stated in a previous article, whether or not we wanted to admit it, we all knew this was going to happen. We had an exciting NBA season. Offensive efficiency in ways we’ve never seen. The triple-double record broken. This, however, was all an appetizer to the main course. The main course being the first trilogy in NBA Finals history. Before we get to my prediction, we’ll explore how I came to that decision by the analysis of both teams and the X Factors. The Golden State Warriors The Warriors c

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