Monthly Archives: February 2014

Beneath all the PR, Cousins in a bully

Pretty soon, the apologists and enablers of DeMarcus Cousins are going to run out of spin material on the 6-foot-1l, 270-pound Kings center and have to deal with an unpleasant reality: the surly malcontent is a bully. He beats up … Continue reading

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For bad behavior, Kings’ Cousins meets his match

Who’s the bigger bum of the past week – DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings’ chronic malcontent, or Jim Boeheim, the Syracuse University coach whose flew into a rage and assured defeat for his team? While the 6-foot-11 Cousins was  whining … Continue reading

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On arena issue, fair play trumped by minutiae

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” — French writer Anatole France. As seasoned societal observers well know, those with … Continue reading

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Replenishing one’s sense of wonder

  The engaging creature I am holding at top is an Australian walking stick. It is about 4 inches long with a thick curled tail. This stick is a female and its tail is filled with eggs, said Matan Shelomi, a … Continue reading

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Winning through whining on the basketball court

I don’t like whiners. I’m sure this comes from my father. He had a low tolerance for whining, coupled with an expansive view of what constituted the offense. A mere assertion of children’s rights was usually enough to elicit the … Continue reading

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