Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Meathead Of The Year – – 2010

Stories about meatheads hit the newspapers and the Internet with frightening regularity. One might think that after about 5 million years of evolution as man ascended from the animal community, meatheadedness would have been selected against. Clearly, that is not the case. It should come as no great surprise to anyone who has read these […]

New Year’s Resolutons For Sports

If this time of the year has a theme associated with it, “out with the old and in with the new” would have to be it. People resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, be better parents and reconnect with old friends. We all know that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and […]

Cleaning Up A Bunch Of Things…

I know there will not be time to do Mythical Picks this week; there are other year-end bits that I want to get out of the way by Friday – – such as awarding The Meathead Of The Year Award; so I will use today to comment on NFL happenings. Let me begin with the […]

Bad Ads – – 2010

We are coming to the end of the year. It is a time when many folks look back over the previous year and at the behaviors they exhibited during the year and resolve to “do better” next year. Notice I said “many folks” and not “everyone” because it is pretty clear to me that the […]

2010 – The Year In Review

The sand in Father Time’s hourglass for 2010 is running low. Lord willing – and the creek don’t rise – we will all begin another journey around the sun very soon. However, some folks will not be joining us for that excursion because they shuffled off this mortal coil during 2010. We should remember some […]

Recommended Reading

Here is the link to Gene Collier’s annual column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette awarding the Trite Trophy for 2010.

Calling Bulls[p]it On the NCAA

To tell the truth, I had not planned to write today. I thought I would devote all of today to finalizing the preparations for the family festivities, which will begin this evening and then proceed amorphously thru the next couple of weeks. The plan for today had been to check off a list of small […]

Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 12/26/10

Last week’s Mythical Picks went 9-7 – – actually 9-6 because my Rams’ pick was based on Brodie Croyle starting at QB for the Chiefs and he did not. Either way, that was a mythically profitable week. Nonetheless, only a monumentally stupid person would consider using information here as the basis for making a wager […]

Not On My Wish List…

Had anyone ever asked me to name something I would never see nor have to comment on, this one would have been right up there near the top of the list: Ryan Leaf has a contract with a publisher to write a trilogy on his life and his career. Yes, that Ryan Leaf… The first […]

Clipboard Cleansing…

As I get to a time of year when writing schedules will be less orderly than usual, let me use today to go through my clipboard and comment on a hodgepodge of stuff. I’ll start with “hot stove baseball”. The Washington Post had a story saying that Jayson Werth’s 7-year contract with the Nats for […]