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


Bobcats at Wizards gamethread

Today's tunes: "Delorean Dynamite" - Todd Terje

The value of this season and being playoff-bound

What is the value of the Bobcats being playoff-bound in their final season as the Bobcats? In the context of the last few years, it's been a sight to behold.


Bobcats at Cavaliers gamethread

Today's tunes: "Expansions" - Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes


Bobcats vs Magic gamethread

Today's tunes: "S.A.N.T.A.N.A." - Diplomats

Bobcats must take care of Magic at home tonight

For Bobcats hunting for a better playoff seeding, they cannot afford to lose to the Magic at home tonight

Potential playoff matchup perspectives: Raptors

We've got perspectives from the Bobcats and the Raptors on a possible playoff meeting! There aren't many disagreements here, but the one major agreement is that such a series would be a long one

Bobcats at 76ers gamethread

Today's Tunes: "Play It Right" - Sylvan Esso

CDR getting bigger role as Tolliver's diminishes

Steve Clifford has played with the Bobcats' bench rotations since the addition of Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour, with CDR as a major beneficiary and Anthony Tolliver just about falling out of the lineup completely.

Bobcats vs 76ers game preview

The Bobcats head to Philly to take on the 76ers, who shed their best players and became a horrifically bad team in recent months.

Jefferson named East's Player of the Month

The NBA named Bobcats center Al Jefferson the Eastern Conference's Player of the Month for March.

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