All posts by Brad Castle

Champions League Match Day

The Champions League Round of 16 picks up again this week with two matches on Tuesday and two on Wednesday, as outlined last week. Today’s fixtures feature three of the highest priced rosters in the world, including the most expensive team in Germany, the most expensive

5 Things I Think, 19 February 2018

Brad’s Five Things 1- Weekly NFL Item: I think Amari Cooper should have sat if he was hurt In a radio interview last week, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr implied that Amari Cooper played injured in 2017, which is something no one had put on

The Wide Open College Basketball Season

Another week of college hoops is in the books and, as has become the custom this season, it delivered us a brand new buffet of surprising upsets. In this topsy turvy 2017-18 season, ranked teams have become the hunted. Yesterday alone there were 12 games

NBA at the Break

NBA All-Star weekend is under way and, even though the weeklong break in play is little more than an arbitrary resting point in a seemingly endless season, it does feel like a natural time to take stock and reflect on what we’ve seen so far.

NBA All-Star Weekend Festivities

NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off today with three days of events meant to celebrate the NBA and it’s players. This year’s spectacle takes place in Los Angeles, the perfect backdrop for all the glitz and glamor the NBA brings to town and the annual showcase

University of Virginia Men’s Basketball

I mentioned on Monday that I’d held off on writing about UVA men’s hoops this year out of superstition. After they returned to their winning ways on Tuesday night against Miami, I think the appropriate time has arrived. Post-NFL season this year, the 2017-2018 Wahoos

UEFA Champions League Knockout Round

I realize that I am a little late with this since two of the eight knockout round series played their first game on Tuesday, but right now is the sweet spot for Champions League play, so I say better late than never! Based on the

5 Things I Think, 12 February 2018

Brad’s 5 Things Last week I debated what direction to take with my weekly soap box and decided to keep the sort of “weekend recap” feel of things. In homage to the MMQB spirit that inspired 5 Things way back in the early part of

The Latest Failure of US Soccer

On Saturday the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) elected a new president ending the 12-year reign of Sunil Gulati who announced in December that he would not run for a fourth term. Gulati told ESPN at the time, “I think the best thing for me personally,