Fran Kilinski

Student-Athlete at the City College of New York in Manhattan, pursuing a Bachelor's in Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism. Lover of all sports, passionate player of Basketball with an aim to play professionally. Also involved in music.

Recent Articles

Win-Win: Moving To Green Bay Would Be Great For Randy Moss And The Packers

The second-most important part of the Packers offense (next to Aaron Rodgers, of course) is done for the season after tearing his ACL in a pre-season game. Jordy Nelson has been Rodgers' go-to guy in Green Bay, and there's no denying that offense wil…
By Fran Kilinski

The Geno Smith Knockout Has Turned The Jets Into A Punchline, Again

You're a coach or general manager for the Jets, and your starting quarterback, Geno Smith, gets his jaw shattered by his own teammate for owing him $600. He could miss up to 10 weeks. What is going through your head right now? It's okay; you don't ha…
By Fran Kilinski

While Everyone Is Hating DeAndre Jordan, Let's Try To Understand Him

DeAndre Jordan has been the center of the NBA world for the past week -- no pun intended. His decision to stay in Los Angeles has Clippers fans ecstatic, Dallas fans outraged and NBA analysts questioning his professionalism. do not doubt this man pi…
By Fran Kilinski

Power Shift: How The Offseason Is Changing The NBA As We Know It

If you claim to be a real NBA fan, then the offseason is the cereal to your milk and the peanut butter to your jelly. Have you been keeping up with the offseason action? If so, you're probably just as surprised as the rest of us. If not, well, you've…
By Fran Kilinski

Getting Lance Stephenson Is The First Step For The Clippers' Evolution

Doc Rivers certainly has his hands full over in Los Angeles. After a depressing failure to down the Houston Rockets in what could've been a five-game series, Clippers GM Dave Wohl is already making moves for the team. Newly-emerged star center DeAndr…
By Fran Kilinski

Mind Over Matter: 5 Reasons LeBron's Hunger Outweighs The Warriors' Talent

Cleveland is no longer the "mistake on a lake" in America. LeBron James and the Cavaliers have taken a commanding 2-1 lead on the Warriors, and critics have to start wondering, "Is this the plan LeBron had for Cleveland all along?" It would actually …
By Fran Kilinski

Are We Ready To Welcome Ray Rice Back To The NFL?

If you're a Ray Rice fan, you're tired of seeing pictures/videos of what he allegedly did in Atlantic City over a year ago. Was it wrong? Most certainly. Does he know it was wrong? You bet he does. Ray and his wife Janay are past that wild turn of e…
By Fran Kilinski

Cam Newton Must Win A Super Bowl To Prove He's Worth A $100 Million Contract

Does Cam Newton deserve his new contract? Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn't. SuperCam got his five-year, $103.8 million extension earlier this week, and you've got to believe the money coming in from that contract is going to motivate him to play u…
By Fran Kilinski

Why Caitlyn Jenner Rightfully Deserves The Arthur Ashe Courage Award

She's been the trending topic of the week so far, and her Vanity Fair cover has made her "free." Caitlyn Jenner has taken the media by storm in a venture of ground-breaking proportions, revealing her true self and paving the way for transgender indiv…
By Fran Kilinski

LeBron James Deserves Any And All Comparisons To Michael Jordan

It's the timeless question everyone's been asking since LeBron entered the league as the self-proclaimed "King." You can hate him all you want, and I know people have their reasons, but at this point in his career, his achievements are undeniably, we…
By Fran Kilinski

The Western Conference Finals Will Show Who The NBA's Real MVP Is

To some, it seemed obvious. To others, it was a tight race. The 2014-2015 MVP race was a whirlwind of Stephen Curry, James Harden and a dash of Russell Westbrook. However, Westbrook's elimination from the playoffs eliminated him from MVP contention, …
By Fran Kilinski

Why Audio Push Is The Most Underrated Rap Duo In The Game

If you don't know who they are yet, now would be the best time to find out about them. If you do know about them, you know they've come a long way from "Teach Me How to Jerk" back in 2009. The bouncy record caught the attention of Interscope Records …
By Fran Kilinski

Jameis Winston Is Finally Proving He's Mature, But For How Long?

"Famous Jameis" is the nickname some fans have coined for him in the past two years. In the past year, he's been famous for more things than just football. His off-the-field troubles, which included a sexual conduct violation that almost ruined his c…
By Fran Kilinski

4 Ways To Identify Fake Friends Who Add No Value To Your Life

C'mon, you know you have them -- everyone does. Those people who only reach out and text or call you first when they need something. Any other time you speak to them, it's because you're making that first text or call. Half of the time, they seem lik…
By Fran Kilinski

Is Steve Nash The NBA's Most Under-Appreciated Legend?

This past Saturday, the NBA saw one of the craftiest and classiest point guards to ever play step away from the game and retire. Steve Nash, the South African-born, Canadian-raised, future Hall-Of-Famer called it quits via his Twitter account by post…
By Fran Kilinski

Keep Calm And Pick Kentucky: Why The Wildcats Will Avoid An Upset

After a blowout win to start the NCAA tournament (in which all bench players stepped on the court), Kentucky still looks like they're at the top of their game, despite Coach Calipari's stern post-game interview face. While it is March and a lot of fa…
By Fran Kilinski