A mere 37 years ago — and really it feels like just yesterday — the United States played in a hockey game. It was called: an Olympic semifinal I mean the Miracle On Ice. Oh yeah, the United States of America back when it was really great was able to beat the Soviet Union (or “Russia” in today’s parlance) in a game without broader implications or the transference of anxieties.
The Sacramento Kings stunned the NBA world by trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in what most have viewed as a terrible trade, and now it is starting to sound like the deal is even worse than that for the future of the franchise.
With the sun still hiding below the horizon and the cold pinching at anybody who dared expose themselves to it, Ethan Happ would grab his fully-packed school bags, jump into his white Pontiac Grand Am, and begin his winter days. A few miles away, the cell phone of Rockridge High School head basketball