Monthly Archives: August 2011

Administrative Note

No, I did not die and I wasn’t even sick. The website went paws-up for a while due to some kind of incompatibility between my data base and the blog software. What that means in any kind of technical terms is beyond me, but it took a while to get it straightened out. I am […]

Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 9/4/11

Despite the fact that there are only a couple of “prime matchups” on this opening weekend of college football, several games are worth attention. In addition, there are a few items of interest regarding college football to consider. As usual, I have to make sure everyone understands that I am not an “insider” nor can […]

Clipboard Celanup…

Today will be a clipboard cleanup day since I will head off on my annual baseball excursion to Seattle in the wee hours of tomorrow morning. So, let me begin with the story that the football coach at the University of Richmond resigned his job this week – – less than 2 weeks prior to […]

You’d Be Bankrupt Too …

If anyone ever asks you to provide an example of a self-fulfilling prophecy, here is one to keep in mind. Frank McCourt and the LA Dodgers are in bankruptcy court. You probably remember the twists and turns that this odyssey has taken over the past couple of years to get him there, but a recent […]

A Tempest In A Teapot…

Last week, a story broke about an upcoming article in GQ about Michael Vick. One thing mentioned in the interview was that Vick would like to own a dog again – – something he is not allowed to do as part of his probation. That statement caused Bill Plaschke of the LA Times to write: […]

Readers Provide Input Today…

This is one of those days where I have to wonder: Where to begin…? Let me start with a couple of e-mails from loyal readers with regard to what I have come to call the “Miami Mess”. One reader saw an interesting – – and yet as unpublicized – – linkage among all the various […]

Stretching To Find A Victim Here…

I know that it may seem as if I am piling on The University of Miami with regard to the ongoing “Miami Mess”, but I really am not. I just think that as you see the repeated clips of Miami football on ESPN as they go over the same sordid details for the jillionth time […]

Tha Miami Feeding Frenzy…

The Nevin Shapiro/University of Miami situation has dominated sports news for the past 48 hours. As usual, many people are getting ahead of themselves speculating about “The Death Penalty” for Miami and whether or not the NCAA has the cajones to inflict such a punishment. I do not doubt for even a single moment that […]

The Niners’ QB Morass…

There are reports that Jim Harbaugh was sufficiently unimpressed with his two top QB candidates in the opening exhibition game – – and presumably in practice sessions as well – – that the Niners invited Daunte Culpepper to come in and show the coaches there what he can do. Harbaugh described this as an invitation […]

Kudos To Jim Thome…

Congratulations to Jim Thome for joining the 600-homerun club in MLB. Only eight players in the history of the game have achieved that level of power hitting proficiency. Importantly – – at least for me – – is that in all of the investigations and all of the rumor-mongering that happened regarding steroid use in […]