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Martin Rickman

  • joined Jan 23, 2009
  • last login Apr 14, 2014
  • posts 1608
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I make words with sports happen.

You can follow me on Twitter @MartinRickman, but I understand if you don't want to. I still want to be friends.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • NCAAB Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  • Golf Webb Simpson
  • Soccer Newcastle United
User Blog

A poem for Mike Brown

Mike Brown is back with the Cavs, and it is only fitting we honor this moment in time appropriately, with plenty of ennui.

The ACC still loves you, Florida State

By all accounts, Florida State is content to still be in the ACC after the announced Grant of Rights, but what if it is only because the league gave the Noles some lovely (non)parting gifts?

Do you like movies? Root for the Spurs

San Antonio is boring? You tell me what is boring about a Bond supervillain, a warlock, some dude Rocky would fight, a French rapper, the guy from Perfect Strangers and a bro with no knees.

Jimmy Goldstein is cooler than you

One of the NBA's richest and most colorful fans is just hanging with Daft Punk, which isn't out of the ordinary for Jimmy Goldstein at all.

The time Jim Nantz gave a kid his tie

Jim Nantz is just how you thought Jim Nantz would be. Aloof. Perplexing. Strange.

Hey that is not a microphone, Tim Hudson

The Braves' pitcher held up a remote control during Mike Minor's postgame interview instead, and that is a funny joke.

First Roopstigo, now Rooms To Go

There's a new Auburn scandal on the horizon. And this one comes with no interest until January 2016*.

We're all ballers

All of us could use a pick-me-up once in awhile. So what if instead of no praise at all, our little victories were celebrated the way college football coaches celebrate recruits?

Miami vs. NCAA gets the Judge Judy treatment

We've let this case play out in kangaroo court long enough. Time to get an expert on the scene. It's Judge Judy time.

Jason Campbell's curse

A former star at Auburn and first-round pick, Jason Campbell's career trajectory hasn't panned out the way he or fans thought it would. With his most recent unfortunate event being exile to Cleveland, what if coincidence has nothing to do with it?

Behold the Moon Belt Conference

With the news that the Sun Belt Conference is expanding beyond our wildest dreams, our wildestest dream is coming true: the Moon Belt Conference is blasting off into Division I.

This is Jeopardy with Derek Dooley

There are rumors the hit game show Jeopardy! may soon be looking for a new host, and Matt Lauer is linked to the job. But why stop there? Why not go with North America's foremost scholar, Derek Dooley?

Fire Buzz movement places ad in Greensboro N&R

The #BuzzOut movement had an ad in the Wake Forest student paper, the Old Gold and Black, last week and has shifted its aim of getting Jeff Bzdelik fired from Wake Forest to the Greensboro News & Record on the day of the first round of the ACC Tourna

Tuesday gave us 3 more autobids

Another day, another three teams punched their ticket to the Big Dance. Let's look at how they got there.

Handy table of NCAA Tourney autobids

With more teams joining the field by the day, let's see who has earned the right to play further into March .

Who's already dancing?

After another slate of conference tournament games on Monday, there are now 10 teams with a ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Five dance tickets have been punched

Five teams punched their ticket to the Big Dance over the weekend with four more coming on Monday evening. Who are they?

Every spring practice report ever

When one season ends, another begins. In the life cycle of college football, the spring is for new beginnings and fresh starts. And every team is a national champion until it isn't.

How to recruit an 8th grader

Nick Saban recently offered an 8th grader who already held an offer from Les Miles, which led the friends at SB Nation to wonder: what recruiting pitches would have worked on us when we were in 8th grade?

Combine media day gems

You know those media sessions where people ask every coach and player at the combine really silly questions? Somebody has to transcribe all of those, and buried in there are hidden gems. These are their stories.

TROLL TUESDAY: Lane Kiffin, builder of empires

Lane Kiffin is building a dynasty, but he needs the right tools and a leap of good faith to make his dream a reality.

James Harrison wishes Roger Goodell happy V-Day

They're an odd couple to say the least, but there's little doubt James Harrison and Roger Goodell have a special bond.

It's easy to root for Shaun Livingston

The former fourth-overall pick is a productive rotation player again. And that alone is pretty incredible.

Robert Nkemdiche commits to everything

No. 1 recruit Robert Nkemdiche has officially signed with Ole Miss. But he's not done making tough choices.

Ravens making confetti snow angels and stuff

Purple (confetti) rain, purple rain.

The internet was ready for Beyonce's jelly

Let's go to the tweets.

Jacoby Jones is dancing again

The Super Bowl is all Ravens in the first half, and Jacoby Jones got to celebrate in a fun way.

Paul Kruger makes beautiful music

With the 49ers driving, the Ravens' linebacker conducted a symphony -- and held San Francisco to a field goal.

Jim Harbaugh's daughters are adorable

Naturally, they will probably coach against each other in Super Bowl 65.

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