Balls Without Discretion

A chronicle of the ongoing saga of the NFL, NBA and MLB through the daft lens of a misguided youth. Balls Without Discretion goes for the gut with beguiling sports news, analysis and two-bit humor fit for the "Pee-Wee Herman Show."

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  • Dwight Howard was, at one time, beloved. Now he's fallen from our good graces. From his indecision to stay with the Orlando Magic to his passive-aggressive feud with Stan Van Gundy, we see the real Dwight Howard. Photo: Associated Press

    The sad tale of Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard was, at one time, beloved. Now he's fallen from our good graces. From his indecision to stay with the Orlando Magic to his passive-aggressive feud with Stan Van Gundy, we see the real Dwight Howard. Published 4:16 p.m. April 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Sam chronicles the New York Knicks' victory over the Boston Celtics, stream-of-consciousness style.

    Retro Diary: New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics

    Sam chronicles the New York Knicks' victory over the Boston Celtics, stream-of-consciousness style. Published 11:14 p.m. April 17, 2012 - Comments

     
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Tuesday to

    Don't be fooled: Ndamukong Suh plays football the right way

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sat down with Detroit Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Tuesday to "talk" about his alleged brutality on the field. Published 11:41 p.m. November 2, 2011 - Comments

     
  • With the NBA season seemingly terminated, college basketball will have to take its place with the mass of lost fans. You won't be disappointed.

    An appeal for college hoops

    With the NBA season seemingly terminated, college basketball will have to take its place with the mass of lost fans. You won't be disappointed. Published 4:59 p.m. October 24, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The saga of Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and quarterback Carson Palmer was seemingly destined for a bitter end. Thanks to Hue Jackson and the Oakland Raiders, both sides are happy.

    The odd story of Mike Brown and Carson Palmer ends in more oddity

    The saga of Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown and quarterback Carson Palmer was seemingly destined for a bitter end. Thanks to Hue Jackson and the Oakland Raiders, both sides are happy. Published 1:36 p.m. October 18, 2011 - Comments

     
  • We haven't seen the last of players and owners squabbling for more cash. The NBA lockout is sprawling out of control and losing fans with each passing day.

    NBA lockout: The end of the casual fan

    We haven't seen the last of players and owners squabbling for more cash. The NBA lockout is sprawling out of control and losing fans with each passing day. Published 7:41 p.m. October 12, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The epic odyssey that has become the NFL Labor Agreement finds itself dead at the age of 18 long months, just in time to have a regular season. A see-through plot with no surprises like the lockout doesn't sit well with Balls Without Discretion.

    The NFL lockout ends, but do we care?

    The epic odyssey that has become the NFL Labor Agreement finds itself dead at the age of 18 long months, just in time to have a regular season. A see-through plot with no surprises like the lockout doesn't sit well with Balls Without Discretion. Published 10:14 p.m. July 25, 2011 - Comments

     
  • A tribute to college basketball's most aware star, Kemba Walker.

    Kemba Walker revels in the Madness

    A tribute to college basketball's most aware star, Kemba Walker. Published 9:52 a.m. March 27, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Carmelo Anthony’s trade was a turning point for the New York Knicks and, more importantly, the Denver Nuggets, who are poised to make some waves in the NBA.

    Run with Denver Nuggets; Knicks wish they could

    Carmelo Anthony’s trade was a turning point for the New York Knicks and, more importantly, the Denver Nuggets, who are poised to make some waves in the NBA. Published 7:28 a.m. March 23, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Freshman point guard Kendall Marshall leads a potent UNC Tar Heel team to the Sweet Sixteen as the Madness progresses.

    My pick: Kendall Marshall and UNC

    Freshman point guard Kendall Marshall leads a potent UNC Tar Heel team to the Sweet Sixteen as the Madness progresses. Published 7:35 a.m. March 21, 2011 - Comments

     
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Samuel Bovard

Sam Bovard is a weird dude on the cusp of adulthood. His immaculate capacity for sports knowledge has terminally crippled his social skills, leaving him paralyzed in large groups, and halted the growth of his maturity at age thirteen. But ...

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Sam Bovard is a weird dude on the cusp of adulthood. His immaculate capacity for sports knowledge has terminally crippled his social skills, leaving him paralyzed in large groups, and halted the growth of his maturity at age thirteen. But he's just fine with that. He is currently a student at Grove City College, just outside of Pittsburgh. Follow Sam on Twitter@Free_Samson. You know, if you want to.

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