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The Buffalo Bills continue to have less than ideal luck

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The newest ESPN 30 for 30 venture, "Believeland," would easily have you convinced that Cleveland is the most star-crossed metropolis in these United States. But on the other end of Lake Erie, Buffalo could not wait but two days to show it's still very much in the running for that ...

Can the Cubs continue to be the Warriors of baseball?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Watching the Cubs these days brings to mind the single greatest reaction in the history of sports broadcasting. At the 1973 Belmont Stakes, CBS announcer Chic Anderson exclaimed "He is moving like a TREMENDOUS machine!" as Secretariat leaves the rest of the field eating his dust -- or more accurately so ...

The Nats are unimpressed with Bryce Harper’s 6 walks

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Bryce Harper became a witness to history Sunday afternoon, four pitches at a time. The Nationals slugger tied a big-league record held by Jeff Bagwell, Andre Thornton and Jimmie Foxx when he was walked six times by the Cubs in Sunday's game. Only three of those free passes were intentional, ...

NY Islanders win first playoff series since 1993

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Captain John Tavares' game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 6 propelled the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday night that clinched their first playoff series victory since beating the Penguins in the 1993 Patrick Division(!) Finals. The end of ridiculously long droughts allows for one ...

Saints commentator Hokie Gajan dies at 56

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

It has been an absolutely brutal and sad week for fans of the New Orleans Saints. Two days after former defensive end and team captain Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans, the team's longtime radio color commentator, Hokie Gajan, died at age 56 following a bout with cancer. ...

Big East basketball refuses to be killed off

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Grigory Rasputin was a certifiable Russian weirdo and certifiable Russian badass. The mystic/royal family whisperer known as the "Mad Monk" survived stabbing, poisoning, being shot three times and beaten with a dumbbell before he was finally drowned in a frozen river at the end of 1916. And in this way, Rasputin ...

Canada shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Woe, Canada. While many Americans are hanging on to their typical presidential election year promise to flee for the Great White North should such-and-such candidate be elected, they may want to reconsider. No one up there seems to know how to play hockey. With the Flyers beating the Capitals on Wednesday night, ...

Sweet 16 field proves football money matters even in hoops

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Even in March, college football matters when it comes to advancing in the men's basketball tournament. Not being good at football, of course, or Kansas wouldn't have even made the CBI. But having access to the revenue produced by it is a game-changer that makes a difference in powering power ...