Monthly Archives: April 2010

More NCAA Strangeness

I mentioned yesterday that the NCAA would have a new CEO come November 2010. Prior to Dr. Emmert’s accession to the throne, the folks who are running the NCAA these days made two announcements that he will inherit and have to deal with. Consider: 1. In the expansion of March Madness form 65 teams to […]

No Special Focus Today…

The Kentucky Derby is Saturday. Twenty horses – – none of which provide a compelling reason to focus on the race – – will go to the post. The morning line favorite, Lookin At Lucky, will start from post position #1. That may seem advantageous but if he does not get a good and fast […]

A Mock NFL Draft For 2011 – - Already

I had planned to lead with baseball today; but late yesterday afternoon, a reader sent me a link to an column on sportsillustrated.cnn.com. In this column, the author creates a mock draft for the NFL for April 2011. Seriously. He has projected the order of the draft and the players who will go to each […]

NFL Draft Notions…

It is impossible to assess or to assign grades to an NFL team’s draft for at least two or three years – – despite the allure of “instant analysis” that comes with the completion of that melodramatic event. Therefore, do not take any of the comments here as “grading” of the draft; these are merely […]

Off The Air Again…

I will be off the air until either Tuesday, April 27 or Wednesday, April 28. My long-suffering wife and I will be on a culinary expedition in San Francisco with my college roommate. Please check back next week. Stay well, all…

My Big Ben Punishment…

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this morning that the NFL would announce whatever sanctions it will apply to Ben Roethlisberger sometime today. As I am composing this, I cannot find any announcement from the NFL. Here is what I would do if I were the Commish: I would suspend Roethlisberger for 8 games with a set […]

Catching Up…

I am back for a couple of days and so today will be devoted to commenting on many items that happened during my hiatus. The first of which is that the national press outlets reported that Tiger Woods announced the next golf tournament in which he will participate. May I say with full acknowledgment of […]

Admin Note- – On Hiatus

I will defintely be off the air for a week. I am heading to Chicago to assist #1 son and his lovely bride and my grandson move into their new abode in Chicago. [It is within walking distance of Wrigley Field so I might find a few excuses to visit them during baseball season whilst […]

Stange Doings Today…

Where to begin today…? According to a report in the LA Times, Barry Bonds said that he is “proud” of Mark McGwire for admitting his (McGwire’s) use of performance enhancing drugs. That statement and the concept that underlies that statement demands a moment of silence just so you can try to let it sink into […]

The Taxman Cometh…

For those of you who have not yet filed your 2009 income tax return and who are frantically dashing about trying to get all of your records into some semblance of order, allow me to jump to the end of your process and give you a final piece of advice. Take a moment and look […]