Category Archives: Daily Rants

My daily (or whenever) contributions to what is currently going very, very wrong in the sporting world.

Tidying up…

Today, I will clean up a couple of items on my clipboard and then get to work on the two flavors of Mythical Picks for tomorrow. I will be off the air on Friday and at least Monday of next week. This weekend is my annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas with friends. Barring unusual flight […]

Puzzling Times At Sayreville High…

I am sure that you have heard and/or read about the high school in New Jersey that canceled its football season after allegations of outrageous hazing activities on the football team came to light. The alleged activities are not like taping the new players to a goal post and pouring honey on their heads. Suffice […]

Academic Fraud At UNC – A Sordid Mess

The academic scandal at UNC continues to unfold and with every new investigation and revelation, the squalor of the situation gets worse. Obviously, I have no idea which if any of the members of the coaching staffs for any of the UNC teams had direct knowledge of the “shadow courses” and the ongoing fraud. Having […]

City Of The Big Shoulders…

After the Chicago Bears stunk out the joint at home – again – last week against the Dolphins, there was not a lot of peace and harmony in the Bears’ locker room. People heard loud voices through the door and they were not trying to organize a team clambake for their day off. Brandon Marshall […]

Odds And Ends…

In the middle of last weekend’s Keeping Score blog entry by Gregg Drinnan, I found the following tidbit: “When the Kamloops Blazers gave goaltender Bolton Pouliot to the Portland Winterhawks the other day — call it an early Christmas present — it brought back memories of Jan. 19, 1983. That was the day the WHL’s […]

The Percy Harvin Trade…

The Percy Harvin trade from Seattle to the Jets generated a lot of commentary late last week, as it should have. The swap has the potential to generate waves in a variety of dimensions. The Jets’ organization is not particularly stable about now. Rumors and intrigues swirl around the head coach and the GM; the […]

Washington’s Sports Fans

If you do not live in the DC area, it is probably difficult for you to understand the degree to which Washington sports fans – and the Washington sports media – is devoted to front-running. Every team and every player – particularly a new player – is absolutely the greatest thing since foie gras until […]

A Step In The Right Direction

The NFL and NFLPA agreed on a testing regimen/protocol for human growth hormone (HGH) testing and finally implemented it. Testing began the week of October 6 and here is the rough outline of how the testing will go: Every week, five players on 8 teams will be selected for testing. No testing will be done […]

A Bit Of This And A Bit Of That…

The NFL announced that Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February – ignoring my advice and an Internet petition to get “Weird Al” Yankovic to do the show. Not surprisingly, I do not know Katy Perry and could not tell the difference between Katy Perry and Perry Como, Perry Mason, a […]

Thursday Night Football…

A headline at CBSSports.com this morning says: Arian Foster rips ‘Thursday Night Football:’ No one likes it Recently, Bob Molinaro had this comment in the Hampton roads Virginian-Pilot: “Numbers game: If the string of lopsided scores from the NFL Thursday night games is any indication, the mystical forces that control the football cosmos strongly disapprove […]