Players & Coaches vs. Fans: Fighting A Losing Battle

One of my friends was looking at ESPN.com Saturday night during the Kentucky football game because it wasn’t going very well for Kentucky. He alerted me to something interesting: 4 out of 6 of the headline stories were about players & coaches having issues with fans. Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher got into it…

THE USB NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament 2017 Preview

The brackets are out! March Madness is officially upon us! If you’re anything like most people, this is the first time you’ve paid attention to college basketball all year. You need some help filling out your bracket. Luckily, you’ve got me! As a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the people around me & I…

We Are Who We Root For

  The most common places that I meet people at are sporting venues and sports bars. Within a few minutes I typically know who people root for in at least one sport. With that information, I can usually tell whether I’ll get along with the person or not. There’s a lot more to it than…

THE USB NASCAR Monster Energy Cup 2017 Preview

It’s Daytona 500 Day. The Great American Race. NASCAR’s biggest event of the year. Soon after this is posted, forty drivers will take the green flag hoping for the biggest win of their career. See, much like winning the Super Bowl gets a football player a legacy, winning the Daytona 500 ensures NASCAR immortality. Stock…

THE USB Mailbag: End of January 2017 Edition

Since there’s no actual NFL this weekend, I thought this would be a good time to dip into the ol’ USB Mailbag! Once I put all of the tax forms & adult magazines off to the side, this is what we had left. Enjoy! Steve Cook, long time reader, first time responder. Can you please…