Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Sound Of Silence…

Mark Twain once said: “If you are speaking the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” That statement really only applies if truth telling is your goal while being caught in a hypocritical position is embarrassing to you. It is because of the Mark Twain quotation that I had been looking forward to the indictment […]


Grantland Rice was a great American sportswriter of the early 20th century known for his elegant and sweeping prose. He is credited with the line: “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) names its annual college football national champion and presents the […]

Jim Gray – The Least Interesting Man In The World

When I left for my Baseball Odyssey, one of the festering stories was the contretemps between US Ryder Cup Captain, Corey Pavin, and nominal journalist, Jim Gray over whether or not Pavin told Gray that Tiger Woods would be one of his “Captain’s Choice” players on the Ryder Cup team this year. Gray got in […]

Catching Up…

There are so many things to catch up on… Let me start with the continuing chatter about the NFL going to an 18-game season and dropping two exhibition games. Generally, I am in favor of more “real games” and fewer “meaningless games” so this idea has plenty of appeal to me. In the process of […]

Baseball Odyssey 2010

For the last nine days, I have been traveling with two of my high school classmates on our annual summer baseball trip. Most years, we go to see a game or two together; this year, we expanded the program to make a grand swing through New England and to meet up with two other classmates […]

Off The Air Again…

I will be off the air next week. This is my annual baseball excursion with two of my high-school clasmates. This year our trip is an extensive one taking us to New England for 3 minor league games plus a Red Sox game in Fenway Park. [We will meet up with two other high-school classmates […]

Friday The Thirteenth…

Today is Friday the Thirteenth – – but it appears as if there might have been a time warp last evening in the Philadelphia area. The Dodgers led a game 9-2 in the 8th inning and proceeded to burp it up to lose 10-9 in the bottom of the 9th. But that is just small […]

Minor Matters Today

With NFL training camps opened, you might think that there would be sports news aplenty out there and that the attention paid to exhibition football plus the now-congealing baseball pennant races would allow minor happenstances in the sports world to receive only minimal notice. Well, I guess that is not the case in the Summer […]

When Referees Err

NFL official, Bill Leavy, flicked a scab off the wounds of Seattle Seahawks’ fans last weekend when he said that he blew two calls in the Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss to the Steelers in 2006. Leavy says that he has had sleepless nights over these two botched calls and that he will “go to my […]

Sometimes The Numbers Do Lie…

There are some stats and ratings in sports that are so complicated that they require a small computer program to produce. Even with said complexity, they often produce results that just make no sense. As evidence, allow me to point out that Chad Pennington is the sixth highest rated QB of all time according to […]