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Giancarlo Stanton’s season done; should he be MVP?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

It comes as no surprise to anyone who saw him hit the deck after gruesomely getting beaned in the face in Milwaukee, but slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been shut down for the rest of the season by the Miami Marlins. The only question remaining is whether he deserves to be ...

Chicago Bears teach a valuable gambling lesson

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

"Never bet against your own team" is one of those adages you always hear, somewhere along the lines of "Never play in traffic," "never stick a knife down your toaster" and "never get involved in a land war in Asia." And yet...I just couldn't help myself. In my lifetime of watching the ...

NCAA drops the ball on Penn State

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

There are many things in this world that are easy. The easiest, in my humble opinion? Not raping children. Not orchestrating a coverup because child rape is damaging to your brand image in lieu of turning in a dirty old pedophile is also fairly high on the list. And because Penn State has ...

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 ...