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Spurs White Outed: When the Thunder Rolls

So, Garth Brooks is from Oklahoma.  Naturally a team christened with the name “Supersonics” would just have to go Chad Ochocinco on its history. Utah found a way to stick with the Jazz team name. That was not good enough for Oklahoma City. Not when a Garth song would provide…

The Serge Surge: Welcome To Game 5

“Looks like the Spurs left NASTY back in San Antonio.” That was the text that buzzed my phone during Game 3 of the Spurs/Thunder series while waiting for Snoop Dogg to hit the stage during his SA stop last week. From my Dad. Longtime basketball coach.  First time text message…

Team Trumps Trio: When 65+ > 88

“Today, I am… the GREATEST!” Remember that quote? That wasn’t Muhammad Ali after he rumbled George Foreman in the jungle. That also wasn’t Terrell Owens when he preened on the Texas Stadium Star. Those immortal immodest words were uttered by Rickey Henderson. Back on May 1, 1991, Rickey broke Lou Brock’s all-time…

I want some Nasty!

Inside what would now be one of the NBA and San Antonio Spurs moments to remember exclusively from our very own head coach Gregg Popovich.

Spurs Pop Culture: As Nasty As They Need To Be

“Are we having fun yet?” That question kicked off what will undoubtedly enter the “Coaching Time Out Speech” Hall of Fame. Sean Elliott will forever be remembered for delivering the “Memorial Day Miracle” in the Spurs’ first title run in 1999. Gregg Popovich might have provided the bookend to that…

SA vs. OKC: Red River Shootout Hoops

  First things first: I think the San Antonio Riverwalk is much better than Oklahoma City’s. In fact, OKC’s is actually called the “Bricktown” for good reason. Or just Bricktown. It’s cleaner. Lots of bricks. With a canal you can walk by. Therefore, it’s called it a Riverwalk.          …

Night at the Internet Improv: MEME’s the Word

Night at the Internet Improv: MEME’s the Word

Killing time while killing time waiting for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to begin, the bustling ACTimes.com Sports department turned to that new age Office Olympic game: Filling time surfing the Internets. All of them. And topping the trending charts on Twitter and Tumblr, or racking up the most…

Sweeps Month: The Spurs’ New Age Showtime

It’s funny how everyone says the Spurs don’t produce TV ratings. No monster Super Bowl caliber ones, allegedly. Yet it’s just as funny that during May, one of four months on the calendar the TV world calls “Sweeps Month”, the Spurs are sweeping up a storm on the national stage. …

Escaping the Bear Trap: Why SA Loves LAC

I really thought the Spurs were about to enter another round of Grizzly season. I truly expected Memphis not to end up singing the blues. I didn’t foresee the limping LA Clippers would escape the bear trap. What Chris Paul and crew didn’t realize: they also did the same favor…

NBA Spurs Playoff Promo: “It’s the Quiet Guys You Should Fear”

The NBA has released another batch of “BIG” playoff promos, and this one stars the Spurs Power Trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Long been called “boring” and “substance with no style”, the Spurs finally get saluted for their workmanlike precision in which they operate and obliterate their opponents. The tag line […]

SA’s Torchbearers: Keepers of the Spurs Flame

You know what is just a mere 78 days away? No, that’s not how far away this year’s Tax Free Weekend is. But someone please let me know what weekend that is. On July 27, the 2012 Summer Olympics will kick off in grand style in merry ole London town. …

Fan Clubs Drumming up Scorpions Support

“I love you, I love you, I love you! And where you go I’ll follow, I’ll follow, I’ll follow!” If the soccer revolution in San Antonio is going to start somewhere, it’s probably going to start here. At Heroes Stadium, the temporary home of the city’s new futboleros, the Scorpions. With the relentless echoing sounds […]