A Modest Proposal: The NL East

By Spencer Bowen The All Star Break has come and gone, and now Antland’s legions of fans can rejoice. Sing, birds, sing! Chime, bells, chime! For the “Modest Proposal” series is back. Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. NL East ¡Dále! I give the Marlins‘ look a solid A-. The hat…

A Western Conference Roundup

By Spencer Bowen Post-draft and pre-free agency, let’s check in on the rest of the West’s chances to contend with the Warriors Grond-level Juggernaut. Pacific Los Angeles Clippers No Chris Paul but yes Blake Griffin (for now), the Clips exist in a kind of Bulls-esque contend-and-rebuild twilight zone that will probably prove disastrous. Jerry West…

What Could Have Been- The Sacramento Kings

By: Tyler Chuck The 2017 Sacramento Kings draft is being praised as one of the best drafts in the league in a draft that many consider to be the best since 1998.  Their haul of De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles, and Frank Mason III is a huge overhaul for a team in need of…

There’s a Man Behind the Mask

By: Sarah Hoover Last week, the buzz amongst baseball fans was not a stunning defensive play or a record-setting long ball. Instead, everyone at the water cooler was asking, “Did you hear about Mr. Met?” On Wednesday night at Citi Field, The New York Mets’ mascot made a less-than-professional gesture while being heckled by fans….

Five Things Better than LaVar Ball

By Spencer Bowen Last week LaVar Ball transitioned from harmless hawker of ridiculously-priced shoes to distasteful villain. Ergo, the time has come for the journalistic juggernaut that is Antland Sports to destroy him. Because as Sean Connery knows, the pen is mightier. In an interview with Fox Sports radio personality Kristine Leahy, Papa Ball said…

Mark’s Marshawn Problem

By Spencer Bowen I’m ecstatic that East Bay native and former Cal Bear Marshawn Lynch pulled a Brett Favre and unretired to join his hometown Raiders. Community-wise, it’s great. Marshawn really, really loves his “town bidness” and constantly invests time and money and turkeys into Oakland. Football-wise, it’s great. Marshawn fills a power back hole…

It’s Not Okay

By: Tyler Chuck and Spencer Bowen Famous people live their lives in the public eye.  Their actions can be seen on television, are reported in the media, and discussed vigorously.  The spotlight is great when famous people are role models like Stephen Curry, Bono, or Emma Watson, yet not all public figures are outstanding citizens….

A Modest Proposal: The AL West

By Spencer Bowen   Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. AL West The Astros stand on the precipice of uniform greatness, having abandoned their dalliance with brick red and vegas gold in favor of their original Colt .45s blue and orange and a more classic look. Yes, the Astros should’ve brought…

NFL Mock Draft Haikus

By Spencer Bowen I’ll never top the Hamildraft. But here are some soothing haikus to help you through what promises to be a very unpredictable first round. Browns: Myles Garrett If you have the chance To draft young DeMarcus Ware You shouldn’t miss it   49ers: Jamal Adams A boatload of needs We will be bad…

A Modest Proposal: The AL Central

By Spencer Bowen To take a look at the AL East, click here. Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. AL Central The Detroit Mr. Kate Uptons Tigers sport a home uniform too classy to change (although the script “Tigers” word mark could be the centerpiece of a cool alternate). Tragically, the road…

A Modest Proposal: The AL East

By Spencer Bowen Perhaps more than any other sport, a baseball fan’s emotional connection to their team is tied up in the club’s look. Maybe it’s because the season is so long. Maybe it’s because wearing a baseball jersey in day-to-day life is considerably more normal-looking than rocking any other of the major sports’ tops. Loving your…

Baseball is Back (!)

By Casey Berkovitz The beginning of baseball season is a wonderful time, when people tune into every game, nobody’s injured, and every team’s fans think they’ll win the division (well, except the Padres). Soon, though, the games will start to blend together and players will start slumping. Fortunately, there are compelling reasons to stay up…