I Miss This

by Justin Cherot You know what I realized today? If I have added you as a friend since last March (and yes, that somewhat coincided with a certain event that I will only link to precisely one more time on this site) you probably don’t even know that I used to bless my FB/Twitter folk with…

The (NBA) Future is (Previewed) Now

by Justin Cherot As many of you know, a few months ago I started my official paid foray into the sports industry, accepting a copywriting position with a company that touts high-powered sports “consultants” to help “clients” with difficult sports “decisions”.  I love quotation marks. Obviously, the big moneymaker in the industry I speak of…

Looks Can Be Deceiving

by Justin Cherot It’s hard to believe, but Pick and Pop has been here since 2009.  Crazy, right? The reason I think about 2009 is because our first post was right after the NBA Draft that year.  If I remember correctly, Colin was like most NBA pundits and saw the draft as “thin“.  Not to toot…

The San Antonio Spurs Vs. LeBron James: Picking a Winner

by Justin Cherot No matter if it’s sports, the cubicle environment or just a relationship in general, we’ve consistently been taught over the years that teamwork wins out over the individual in the long run without exception.  “There’s no “I” in team” is a mantra that gets tossed around quite a bit. Which is what makes…

The Eulogy of the 2012-2013 Golden State Warriors

by Justin Cherot * Ladies and gentlemen, friends and family, bandwagon fans… we’ve gathered here today not to grieve, but to celebrate the Golden State Warriors and their terrific 2012-2013 season. After dumping the crowd-pleasing yet inefficient Monta Ellis in favor of a big man that could no longer move in Andrew Bogut, the Dubs entered this season with…

Power Ranking the 1st Round

by Justin Cherot It’s April, which means it must be time for the Dallas Mavericks to begin their quest for a championship… …just kidding. Rather than opine about how the Mavs would have made the playoffs had Dirk Nowitzki not missed 27 games, or how playing Brandan Wright more might have swung four or five more…