About the Author

Jon Washburn

Jon Washburn grew up in Indianapolis, IN and as such, is a diehard Pacers, Colts, and Cubs fans. When it comes to college, he cheers for Notre Dame football fan and Purdue basketball. Yes, this sounds shady, but since he grew up without cable, he learned to love Notre Dame - the only team on TV. Glenn "The Big Dog" Robinson was at Purdue when Jon was in his formative years, so he latched onto them as well. Did that make him a fair-weather fan at the time? Sure. Give him a break...he was 8...and he has stayed with those teams ever since. Currently, he lives in Charleston, SC with his wife who grew up in Cleveland. Although he is no longer physically in the Midwest, his heart will always be there. Jon goes by the name "Twitch" because he has Tourette's Syndrome. Hit him up on his twitter @jwtwitch.

NBA Playoffs – Giving Some People What They Want

June 2, 2014 | By: Jon Washburn

For the second consecutive season, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will square off in the NBA Finals. For the fourth consecutive season, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have led the crew from South Beach to the precipice of NBA glory.

As the stage is set for what should be a phenomenal championship bout, some fans have chosen to look at the NBA with urine-colored glasses.

Has Johnny Manziel Made You Question the Myth of Amateurism?

August 17, 2013 | By: Jon Washburn

In 2011, I penned an article begging the NCAA to pay college athletes. My thesis was simple: under the current set of rules, many athletes were being exploited by the NCAA and its system. Therefore, the NCAA should pay its college athletes more in order to stop the unfair exploitation of 19 and 20 year-old kids.

Samuel Deeds – An American Hero

July 26, 2013 | By: Jon Washburn

This Sunday, America’s most famous race track will hold its annual NASCAR race in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ironically, it’s no longer called “The Brickyard 400.” Instead, the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard will commence Sunday afternoon, confusing both hardcore NASCAR fans and casual observers alike.