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Derek Carr named Raiders sacrificial, er, starting QB

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

You know the old saying -- if you have seven quarterbacks, you don't have one quarterback. The Oakland Raiders are hoping rookie Derek Carr of Fresno State changes all of that, making him the first QB taken in his draft class to earn a starting gig after awarding him the ...

Chicago throws massive party for Jackie Robinson West Little League

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The main storyline going into the Little League World Series was about a girl who could pitch against the boys. But while she was the main attraction in Williamsport, Mo'Ne Davis ended up as the sidebar to a bigger story -- though it was also one she was part of. Davis' ...

Tebow gets birthday cake in SEC Network debut

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

ESPN was madly in love with Tim Tebow before he ever became a network property. And now that he's working for them, one cannot measure the how deeply their relationship will blossom. Or maybe we can. We got a good idea that the infatuation is still running strong on Tebow's 27th birthday, ...

Female pitcher leads Philly team to Little League World Series

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

My athletic career did not get off to an auspicious start. See, as per the rules of the 1988 Mundelein Little League, every t-ball team had to have at least one girl on it. My team, the White Sox, did not fit that particular rule and stood the risk of forfeiture ...

Bon Jovi writes letter to Buffalo; fans not impressed

Monday, August 4th, 2014

With Andre Reed's Hall of Fame induction and Buffalo playing in prime time to officially kick off the NFL preseason Sunday night, the Bills received more national attention this weekend than they have at any point since the height of the Zubaz Era. But one of the prospective new owners ...

La Russa opens Hall of Fame Pandora’s Box

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

In all their cleverness, the Baseball Writers Association of America attempted an end run around the steroid era last week when it announced the timeframe of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot would be shortened from 15 years to 10. But in its infinite stupidity, the BBWAA actually left the flank ...

Jack White is the literal face of Cubs baseball

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we're pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary ...

Minor league GM offers to get in-game prostate exam

Monday, July 21st, 2014

We're pretty sure Harry Caray never did it quite like this. General manager Andy Milovich of the Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans has offered to receive a prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for an upcoming game. Perhaps we need to explain this a little more in detail. ...