Book Reviews, Harvard Weightlifting Madness, Hollywood Sadness

  Books I’ve Been Reading – The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe This is a classic for anyone who truly wants to understand the origins of the psychedelic movement in the 1960’s. If you’ve ever done a psychedelic and been overly worried about set and setting (quiet room, trip guide, etc.) then […]

Inside the Mind of a Disgruntled College Athlete

Basketball players and their coaches have two kinds of relationships: Blissful and symbiotic – Or nasty and toxic – I know players who loved their coaches, and players who wouldn’t have helped their coaches if they’d found them trapped in a burning car. There’s not really an in-between. It’s a love/hate thing, in my experience. I thought it’d […]

Why Players Don’t Listen to Their Coaches

European basketball coaches, and especially Israeli league coaches, have an obsession with strategic, aggressive fouling. “USE. YOUR. FOWWWWWWWWLS!!!” was easily the most frequent thing I heard during timeouts. The idea was to make the game choppy, take the offense out of its rhythm and prevent fastbreaks. The strategy made a lot of sense to me, […]