Jarrett Van Meter

Bio

I graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a degree in English. I love sports, reading and dogs. I am originally from Kentucky but currently live in Brooklyn.

Dynasty Mode: Ohio State Is Still The Best Team In College Football

By Jarrett Van Meter
It's a Friday afternoon in Collegetown, USA. You're walking home from class and you pass the house a block away from yours. A dozen or so guys are on the porch, solo cup in hand, basking in the mid-afternoon glow and the fumes from the grill a few…

3 Underrated Storylines To Watch This College Football Season

By Jarrett Van Meter
College football season is almost upon us, and I couldn't be happier. Campuses will fill back up with students, and temperatures will slowly drop as teams vie for one of four available spots in the CFB Playoff. There will be a changing of the guard…

The 2015 Dolphins Are Built To Dethrone The Patriots And Win The AFC East

By Jarrett Van Meter
Tom Brady is out for four games, which is already bad enough for the New England Partiots. But, if you're going to miss four games, you would probably prefer one of them be when Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh are in town. The upgraded Miami…

4 Teams With Reason To Smile Following NBA's Summer League

By Jarrett Van Meter
The NBA Summer League serves as a Rumspringa-like period for the league’s young players, a chance for them to see what it's like to be a part of the big, bad NBA world. During the series of offseason competitions, they will make plenty of bad…

Enes Kanter's Deal Puts OKC Back In The Western Conference Conversation

By Jarrett Van Meter
With the Warriors now sitting as the champs of the NBA and the Spurs making moves this summer to assemble the Western Conference’s best roster, there is little talk surrounding a team that was, at one point, the most discussed in professional…

With Added Range, Anthony Davis Will Now Be Virtually Unstoppable

By Jarrett Van Meter
I remember the day Anthony Davis committed to the University of Kentucky like it was yesterday. The Cats had already secured commitments from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (fresh off of adding the "Kidd" to his name) and Marquis Teague. It was August…

Guess Who’s Back? The Spurs Are The Scariest Team In The NBA

By Jarrett Van Meter
With news breaking yesterday of free agent David West opting to join the San Antonio Spurs next year (while playing for the veteran’s minimum salary), the Spurs now have the roster they need to reestablish themselves as the NBA’s top…

How The Milwaukee Bucks Are Finally Turning Into A Team Of Contenders

By Jarrett Van Meter
Just a few short seasons ago, Milwaukee was the worst team in the NBA. Other teams were purposefully losing to secure higher draft picks, but Milwaukee appeared as though they were actually trying to win, albeit still losing. After hitting a couple…

The Los Angeles Lakers Are Finally Ready To Run The NBA Again

By Jarrett Van Meter
The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be on their way back to organizational success, through the utilization of a tactic we saw the NFL's Seattle Seahawks employ over the past two seasons. The Seahawks were loaded with young talent, most of which was…

Under The Radar: 3 Surprise Teams That Won Big At The NBA Draft

By Jarrett Van Meter
The entirety of the sporting world seems to be in agreement on the majority of the NBA Draft “winners.” The Miami Heat are counting their blessings that Justise Winslow fell to them at the 10th pick. The Denver Nuggets got Emmanuel Mudiay at number…

Big Blues: Why Kentucky Basketball Is Finally Losing Momentum

By Jarrett Van Meter
In 2009, during my freshman year of college, the attention of the basketball world returned to where I, along with every other Kentucky Wildcats fan, believed it should be at all times: the Bluegrass State. Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky,…

NBA Draft Sleepers: 5 Guys Who Will Produce At The Next Level

By Jarrett Van Meter
LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the headlining acts of this year’s NBA Finals, but undrafted second year Cavalier Matthew Dellavedova and Golden State 2012 second-round pick Draymond Green are playing key roles in helping make this a series for…

The Steph Curry Effect: What Makes Him The NBA's Most Likable Star

By Jarrett Van Meter
Before turning it on in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's Game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals, Steph Curry had been relatively quiet in his first NBA Finals. Many writers and analysts have been quick to throw haymakers at LeBron James for not “showing…

A Championship This Year For LeBron Would Trump Any Of Jordan's Six

By Jarrett Van Meter
Michael Jordan and LeBron James now have the same number of NBA Finals appearances. They both have rings, Finals MVP awards and iconic championship moments to their name. So, why is it that His Airness is seen a post-season demigod, while LeBron’s…

Fab Five: The Best Picks Teams Can Make At The Start Of The NBA Draft

By Jarrett Van Meter
There are usually two to five players in every NBA draft class who have the potential to be the cornerstones of franchises. These players give teams reason to believe it is worth losing games presently if it increases their chances for future…