Monthly Archives: June 2008

Great Minds Run In Similar Channels…

Today I tried to poke fun at what a surgeon’s news conference might be like after a less-than-perfect surgery on a public figure such as Tiger Woods. When I wrote that, I did not realize that Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had written about the same thing yesterday – – but had also included […]

One More Thing That Makes Me Sick…

After last Friday’s rant about things that make me sick in sports, I got an e-mail from a high school friend – – one of the “Boys of Summer” with whom I will take a baseball odyssey later this summer. He pointed out something that made him sick and as soon as I saw it, […]

It Makes Me Sick…

I read an item recently that the folks who run Major League Eating – those are the folks who put on competitive eating competitions such as the Nathan’s Fourth of July tribute to gluttony – are changing the rules for hot-dog eating competitions. No longer will it be who can down the most dogs in […]

Bad Boys, Bad Boys …

First, let me comment about two NFL “bad boys”. Marshawn Lynch, RB-Bills, was involved in a hit and run situation more than three weeks ago. After subpoenas were issued to three of his teammates and to several officers of the Buffalo Bills Football Club, it seems that Lynch and his attorneys have reached an agreement […]

Are You Ready For Some Football?

The Las Vegas police department has made an arrest in the Javon Walker case. Hotel surveillance tapes show Walker getting into a car with at least two other men; subsequently, Walker was found beaten and robbed on a street corner with significant facial injuries including a possibly fractured orbital bone. Walker claims he was robbed […]

Golf, WNBA, Horse Racing, NHL today…

Last week, I said that the folks involved with golf on TV could not admit that the absence of Tiger Woods would have a huge effect on the popularity of the sport. That would be sort of like having a Presidential candidate – of either party – admit that (s)he has some significant political debts […]

Baseball At Center Stage

If you make a list of the major sports in the US, you won’t get much of an argument putting the NFL, MLB, the NBA, college football and college basketball on the list. You will get arguments about whether the NHL, NASCAR, MLS and the PGA Tour belong on the list. I think the second […]

If It Seems A Bit Quiet Out There…

I think I can explain the sudden quietude of the sports world. Boston area sports fans are napping for moment in the afterglow of the Celtics’ latest NBA Championship in order that they may replenish their energies and focus all of their attention on the Red Sox assault on the World Series. That is the […]

The NCAA: It’s The Same Old Song…

It has been a while since the geniuses who run the NCAA have been in the news but the drought is over. The NCAA is holding a hearing in Seattle – behind closed doors of course lest “the bad guys” find out what the NCAA is planning to do in the name of truth, justice […]

The Mets Midnite Massacre

The Mets fired Willie Randolph last night. It came after the Mets won their first game on the West Coast (against the Angels in Anaheim). Randolph and two of his coaches returned to the hotel to find GM, Omar Minaya, there at midnight. That’s when they got word that their services were no longer required […]