Spurs the Best in the West

Posted on January 15th, by James Creange in All, NBA. No Comments

The San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the NBA’s Western Conference. Every time I say that in public, I get laughed at. It seems like every sports fan thinks that the Golden State Warriors are clearly the best team in the country. So, I decided that it was finally time to get my argument in favor of the five-time NBA Champion Spurs written down for the world to see.

I think the best way to lay out my argument is to compare the Spurs to the other three teams (Warriors, Clippers, and Thunder) that round out the top four in the Western Conference – with a major focus on the 36-3 Warriors (as of last night before their 9:30pm tip-off with the Lakers). There is no denying that the Warriors are off to a ridiculously good start. The team … Read More »

FC Dallas in Conference Finals

Posted on November 25th, by James Creange in All, FC Dallas, MLS, Soccer. No Comments

As a DFW sports fan, there’s a lot to be thankful for this week. TCU football is 9-2 and headed into a game with Baylor where they can secure both third place in the conference and a top tier bowl game with a win. The Dallas Mavericks are 9-6 and sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference, which is exceeding all expectations set for the team at the start of the year. And the Dallas Stars are off to the best start in franchise history with their 17-5-0 record and tied for most points in the NHL. But, there is another team that is having great success this year that often gets overlooked by DFW sports fans – FC Dallas.

After finishing in first place in the Western Conference with 60 points on the season, FC Dallas is playing in … Read More »

Open Letter to the TCU Student Body

Posted on October 30th, by James Creange in All, Baylor Bears, Big 12, College Football, NCAA, TCU. 2 comments

I dislike Baylor sports. In fact, I despise them. I root for their teams to lose in every single sport that they play, and I likely get in more Twitter arguments with Baylor fans than anybody else I know. However, the things that I have been hearing people on TCU’s campus say about Baylor’s recently injured star quarterback Seth Russell have made me sick.

“I’m glad he got hurt, that team f—— deserved it.”
“Who cares if he got hurt? It wasn’t Boykin.”
“I wish he had just snapped his neck completely.”

In light of all that I have heard this week, this article is something of an open letter to my peers at TCU.

Listen, I understand competitive rivalry. Like I said earlier, I feel very strongly about my dislike and lack of respect for Baylor’s teams and fans. But it’s time for everybody … Read More »

It’s Turpin Time in Ft. Worth

Posted on October 9th, by James Creange in All, Big 12, Football, NCAA, TCU. No Comments

When thinking about TCU football, people often want to talk about Trevone Boykin, Josh Doctson, and Coach Gary Patterson – all with good reason. However, one of the unsung heroes of the team thus far has been the electric true-freshman Kavontae Turpin. Turpin has quickly become one of the most exciting players in the country to watch, and a major headache for opposing defensive coordinators. He is second only to Doctson on the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns with 14, 245, and 6 respectively. He is also averaging 9 yards per rushing attempt, 11 yards per punt return, and 28 yards per kick return.

Turpin was relatively unknown (and still remains relatively unknown throughout most of the country) when he graduated from West Monroe High School in Louisiana as a three star recruit. The only other power five school that … Read More »

A Sickening Trend Continues

Posted on September 9th, by James Creange in All. No Comments

I’ve written about this before, and I will continue to write about it until something is finally done about it. I’m speaking of the sexual violence that seems to be rampant in sports – so common in fact that it makes me sick to think about. Perhaps the part I find most disturbing is the unwavering backing that the accused receive from the powerful leagues, teams and universities they have behind them, and the intimidation power they wield. Stars like Ben Roethlisberger and Kobe Bryant have had charges of sexual assault against them dropped because the women were in part afraid of the publicity and attention that would come from having to testify. In both situations, the women did not relinquish their stories and the cases were mysteriously dropped, assumingly settled out of court in exchange for great amounts of … Read More »

It’s Great to Be a Frog

Posted on September 4th, by James Creange in All, TCU. No Comments

It’s an incredible time to be a football fan at TCU. As of writing this article, about three hours before kickoff against Minnesota, TCU is ranked number two in the preseason polls and has been picked by most experts to make the college football playoffs this season. The team has a potential Heisman candidate in quarterback Trevone Boykin, and they have a coach in Gary Patterson who has a career record that is 87 games above .500. There are so many reasons to be excited about this team, and the campus is buzzing with anticipation for the season to start.

I loved walking around campus today and seeing about 95% of our 10,000 students wearing purple. I loved going to Chick-fil-A on Hulen Street and hearing the cashiers say “Go Frogs!” after each order. I hated crying after the loss to … Read More »

Jets and NFL a Discipline Mess

Posted on August 14th, by James Creange in All, NFL. No Comments

This week has made me question for the hundredth thousandth time why I continue to support the New York Jets. This poorly managed, “butt fumble” tainted, agonizingly painful joke of an organization continuously raises up the hopes of the fans that “this will be the year” (as Rex Ryan famously guaranteed twice in his six year tenure as coach of the team) only to immediately stomp on those dreams. This year the Jets looked like they were a team on the rise. A new general manager, a new coach, and new personnel were all signs that pointed to a potential reboot of an organization that seemed to have been going in reverse since 2010. However, as Ian O’Connor wrote for ESPN, “No matter how many noisemakers they eventually send out the door, from Rex Ryan to Santonio Holmes, nothing ever … Read More »

Mid-Season Baseball Report

Posted on July 16th, by James Creange in All, Baseball, MLB. No Comments

As the MLB All Star break has come to a close, I think that it’s a fitting time to hand out some mid-season awards and make some predictions for the remaining 70+ games that each team has to play. A lot of what I predicted in my National League and American League previews has been accurate (i.e. A-Rod’s big year, the NL division winners, Prince Fielder), but just as much has been dreadfully wrong (i.e. the Astros, Marlins, and Jorge Soler). So, it is time to amend some of my mistakes and hopefully correct some of my poor picks. Let’s get started by handing out some mid-season awards.

NL MVP: Bryce Harper – This is probably the most obvious choice for any of the categories in either league. Harper is finally experiencing the same kind of success that he had in … Read More »

NBA Draft Losers and Winners

Posted on June 26th, by James Creange in All, NBA. No Comments

As a fan of the New York Knicks, the last Thursday in June is always the worst night of the NBA year for me. This year was, of course, no different. Even with Phil Jackson in charge, the Knicks still managed to botch their chance at a potentially franchise-changing draft by passing up on Emmanuel Mudiay, Justise Winslow, and a slew of appealing trades to instead draft Kristaps Porzingis. Am I being dramatic? Probably. But as a Knicks fan, there are only so many times during the year to be optimistic, so it is disappointing when one of those rare times doesn’t go their way.

But this article isn’t all about the Knicks and their inability to perform on draft night. I’m going look at the NBA in totality to give you my four winners and four losers (and I will … Read More »

Can FC Dallas Turn it Around?

Posted on June 12th, by James Creange in All, Soccer. No Comments

To say that FC Dallas has struggled of late would be an understatement. The team, which currently sits in fifth place in the Western Conference of the MLS, has scored just one goal in its last four games, after scoring ten in the previous four. FC Dallas has managed two draws during that span of games, but getting just two points in four games is not going to help this team finish in the top six in their division and make the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

So, what has gone wrong for this team?

To start, national team call ups have depleted this roster that strongly relies on its depth. The Gold Cup, Euro Qualifiers, and International friendlies are all taking place in the next couple of months, and, to this point, four of the top players for FC Dallas … Read More »