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Isiah Thomas Has Found a New Home to Wreck

Don’t you hate it when pests return? Well that’s what happened this week when it was announced that Florida International University hired Isiah Thomas to coach their team. It’s a sad attempt to grab attention. This is after all, the same Isiah Thomas who has failed at almost every post-playing-career job that he has been […]

The First Week of Baseball

While nothing happened in the first week of baseball that was quite at the level of excitement of Boston University’s win of the NCAA hockey championship, there was some exciting action, but also a reminder of how short life can be. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart made just his fourth major league start and later that night was killed […]

My Spring Training Experience

Having heard that Spring Training is a great way to watch baseball, I decided this year to catch some games myself and see what the experience was all about. Luckily, my uncle lives in Florida, so I was able to stay there.  I was able to catch two games: Tigers vs. Yankees in Tampa, and Rays vs. […]

How to Fix the World Baseball Classic

Now that the World Baseball Classic’s second tournament is finished, we can reflect on what has worked about it and changes that should be made to improve it. I have noted my issues with it in the past, but thanks to four days in Florida at an uncle’s place with nothing to do at night, […]

Yankees 2009 Tickets: Purchase Process Unfair

When the news first broke of fans getting the royal middle finger from the Yankees organization with regards to season ticket plans at the new stadium, I figured they couldn’t generate any more bad press with the single-game ticket sales plans. I mean, consider some of the recent bad news surrounding the new Yankee Stadium: […]

Matt Cassel Trade: Controversial Dealings?

I know it’s logical given the history of Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli to assume that there was shenanigans going on the big trade between the Chiefs and Patriots, with Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel going to the Chiefs for the 34th pick in the draft. It seems laughable that a franchise QB and a […]

The World Baseball Classic is a Joke

We’re already on the second instance of the World Baseball Classic and Bud Selig’s wonderful idea has already become meaningless. I mean honestly, who would have thought that the World Baseball Classic would not produce the best baseball from the top talent? Who could believe that so many teams would keep their players that had […]

Sorting Through the Steroids Mess

Well it’s nice to be back after a short hiatus, and boy did things ever blow up in the sports world during it. I’d like to thank Alex Rodriguez, Bud Selig, and a whole cast of others for giving me quite the range of items to discuss my thoughts on, and all revolve around one item: […]

A-Rod: No Different Than The Rest

So it turns out A-Rod used steroids, just like at least 103 other players in 2003, and I’m not surprised. I think I would’ve been more surprised if he played his whole career and came back with clean tests all the way. After all, baseball has created a culture of “Do anything possible to stay […]

Joe Torre Book: He Wants Attention, Too

When Joe Torre was not brought back to be manager of the New York Yankees after the 2007 season, the common perception was that Joe was wrongly ousted from town; he was a good guy and that the organization had done him wrong. Joe, after all, was the quiet, calm guy who seemed to guide […]

Super Bowl XLIII Storylines to Watch

Sunday, February 1st is the 43rd Super Bowl and the two teams facing off are the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers (in case you’ve been asleep for a week). Now, many people think this matchup is going to be boring as the teams have not played recently. And, to top it off, the Arizona […]

NFL Playoffs: Full of “Upsets”

Last weekend, it was ensured for another year that the Super Bowl Champion would not be the No. 1 seed from the AFC or NFC. This time we had the New York Giants being eliminated by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tennessee Titans being eliminated by the Baltimore Ravens. Both the Giants and Titans were […]

Why Have So Many NFL Coaches Been Fired?

We have entered the part of the offseason where NFL teams sends a few grown men to apply for unemployment, while simultaneously employing a similar number of men in a new role. What I’m referring to is when the teams fire their head coaches (and/or coordinators). It is an annual, unavoidable occurrence. So with that, […]

A Letter to Matt Millen

Dear Matt, I am writing to you because you have managed to do something remarkable. You took a once semi-proud franchise and ran them into the ground. You took an enthusiastic fan base and made them more concerned about the Pistons and Red Wings than the Lions, in a country where that is very hard […]

Where the New York Jets Went Wrong

Thanks to the results of the Week 17 games this weekend, the New York Jets did not accomplish what they set out to do when they went on a spending spree this past offseason (that being making the playoffs). Now, some of it was bad luck. After all, if they were in the AFC West, […]