Monthly Archives: May 2011

On Hiatus

My long-suffering wife and I will be off on another travel adventure late today. We are headed to Wales and then to Ireland and we will be back on 1 June. Once back, I will probably write for a few days before we go off on our next vagabond adventure to Alaska on 6 June. […]

The Ky Derby Did Not Help Horseracing

Happy Woolworth’s Day everyone… I need to hop around the sporting world today to clean more stuff off my clipboard because I will be going on hiatus after today. Let me begin with the Kentucky Derby last weekend… Horseracing as a sport is in severe decline in the US and the pace of that decline […]

A Pinch Of This And A Dash Of That…

The Dallas Mavericks did not just beat the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday. If you watched the game, what you saw was a ritual disembowelment. The domination on display was as complete as it could have been. As surprised as I was to see the Lakers go out in a sweep, I was even more surprised […]

Bonne Chance, Gary Williams…

Gary Williams surprisingly announced his retirement as head coach of the Maryland basketball team yesterday. As you read about his tenure at Maryland – – his alma mater – – you will likely read some positive and negative things about him. As someone who has lived in the DC area for the last 40 years, […]

The Burdens of Free Speech

Sportswriters and commentators like to say that sports are a microcosm of life and that they teach us some of the essential lessons of life. Such statements are usually self-serving. However, I do believe that the current hootdoodle created by Rashard Mendenhall’s tweets on the subject of Osama bin Laden’s death might be instructive about […]

The Kings Stay In Sacramento – - For Now

The Sacramento Kings will remain in Sacramento for at least the 2011/1012 NBA season – – assuming there is a 2011/2012 NBA season. Their move to Anaheim is on ice for the moment. That allows for a moment of reflection and analysis here. Sacramento is now and will continue to be into the foreseeable future […]

What If…

I really do not think that the NFL and the NFLPA will be sufficiently self-destructive to kill off all or a significant part of the 2011 season but there is always room for stupidity in any negotiation process. The great sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein had one of his characters say something that could describe the […]

Post-Draft Comments And The Nude Olympics…

Notwithstanding the fact that the NFL lockout is back in force until an appeals court hears arguments on its validity, football news over the weekend focused on the draft. In candor, I did NOT sit in front of a TV set to watch all of the coverage; had I done so, I am convinced that […]