Ben Swanson

Managing Editor

I write mostly about the Bobcats. I've been a Rufus on Fire member since way back and managing editor since February of 2011. In my past life, I wrote for short stints with Bobcats Baseline and I was once a Charlotte Bobcats interactive media intern. Now I am a journalism school student at UNC-Chapel Hill and cover mostly stories about large burritos and SlamBall. Outside of basketball, I mainly make lots of jokes and listen to a lot of music. Inside of a basketball, it's too dark to do any of those things. (c) Groucho Marx


How will the Bobcats attack the Heat?

Like any team, Miami has it's weaknesses on offense and defense. They're not the biggest weaknesses, but they're there.

Rufus on Fire Bobcats vs Heat series roundtable

Does hope exist? Who will come up big? All these questions for the Bobcats answered and more.

What to watch for in Bobcats-Heat series

From defending LeBron James to Al Jefferson's pump fakes, this series will have much to watch.


Bobcats vs Bulls gamethread

Today's Tunes: " > "Git Up, Git Out" - OutKast

76ers writer ponders Mullens' potential

I can't help but rebut this guy's article that Byron Mullens has been doing good things and showing flashes of "success in Charlotte" for Philadelphia

Behind the scenes of CDR's return

Our friends at Bobcats Baseline interviewed the trainer and video producer behind Chris Douglas-Roberts' video series. In this coordinated post, check out their interview with great information behind the scenes of CDR's resurgence.

VIDEO: Chris Douglas-Roberts beats Hawks at buzzer

Chris Douglas-Roberts beat the Hawks after a terrific comeback at the buzzer with a last-second floater.


Bobcats at Hawks gamethread

Today's tunes: "Artifice" - Sohn

Will Cats', Pacers' finishes impact playoff play?

The Bobcats are finishing their season on a great run as the Pacers are barely keeping their head above water. But a recent article shows that late-season performance doesn't necessarily correlate with postseason performance.

Bobcats at Hawks game preview

The south's best two NBA teams in Georgia and North Carolina face off with some minor playoff implications for Charlotte, should they lose.

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