Monthly Archives: November 2011

Did players really lose? You mean like they did in 1999?

(This column first appeared on sheridanhoops.com) By Jan Hubbard Less than two decades after James Naismith invented basketball, he attended a game between Kansas and Missouri and was appalled when he saw Rule No. 5 of his Thirteen Original Rules … Continue reading

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If walls could talk, ballpark would defend itself

[This article first appeared in the Star-Telegram on August 15, 2006.] By JAN HUBBARD Arlington — Until a certain wide receiver landed in the area, the resident media whipping boy was a poor, beleaguered figure known as Ameriquest Field. The … Continue reading

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In a thankless league, we still manage to, well, give thanks

(This column first appeared on sheridanhoops.com) In the spirit of the approaching holiday, I spent a modest amount of time researching the word “turkey,” because I wondered how it might symbolize the essence of the current NBA. There seemed to … Continue reading

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Ballpark says its not the problem

This column appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on August 15, 2006  By JAN HUBBARD The home run has given Rangers fans much to cheer about in recent years, but it’s become a subject of great debate at Ameriquest Field … Continue reading

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David Stern needs to rediscover the magic of David Stern

(This column was first published on sheridanhoops.com) By Jan Hubbard In February, David Stern will – pardon the term – celebrate his 28th anniversary as NBA commissioner. It seems doubtful that he will be honored in a halftime ceremony anywhere, although … Continue reading

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A Sure Way to Upset Larry Bird

(Ed. note: This column first appeard in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on January 11, 2009) By JAN HUBBARD One of the never-ending quests of stat freaks and fantasy geeks is to devise a system that resolves one of the most … Continue reading

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Michael simply being Michael

By Jan Hubbard Twitter: @Whyhub The sports world spent most of two decades witnessing the savage competitiveness that was Michael Jordan and, frankly, not only enjoyed it, but also idolized it. When he was a player and got that nasty, comic … Continue reading

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