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College basketball: Who will be the last unbeaten standing?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

I wasn't even a twinkle in my father's eye in 1976. But the year is one of my favorites. And it's not because it's the year which produced three of my all-time favorite movies ("Rocky," "All The President's Men" and "Midway"). The year 1976 is known for one thing - at ...

Looking a gift horse in the mouth

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Stop me if you've heard this before: guy takes girlfriend to auction and tries to impress. Guy buys girlfriend former racehorse as a pet. Girlfriend tells guy, 'Thanks, but where am I going to keep a racehorse in a two-bedroom apartment?' Dutch soccer player Leroy Fer spent $35,000 on a pony ...

Cubs Prospect Jorge Soler Goes Deep In Pro Debut

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

So that's what $30 million sounds like. Chicago Cubs super prospect Jorge Soler made his professional debut Sunday night for the AZL Cubs. It went well. Soler, 20, went 2-for-4 with a 2-run blast. The sound of the ball coming off the bat is music to my ears. Not bad for his second ...

Oh Those Europeans Are So Creative With Their Racism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Racism has been a major issue in European soccer, well, since ever. It's mind-boggling to us on this side of the pond that racism is so blatantly flaunted at athletic events. Unfortunately, Europe never really went through a Civil Rights movement like we did in the 1960s and 70s here in ...

Chinese TV Expects Euro 2012 To Turn Continent To Ashes

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Anyone who has visited Europe knows it's a beautiful place. And if you haven't? Well, then you better get there quick because the Chinese are about it to burn it to the ground. Don't believe me? Check out this Chinese television advertisement for its upcoming coverage of Euro2012. Maybe they're pissed about ...

Top 10 Athlete Stamps in U.S. Postal History

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Three flights of stairs separate me from my mailbox, so I have plenty of time to ponder the world’s greatest mysteries in transit. On one of these jaunts I was thinking, “When was the last time I actually mailed something? Sure I get mail, but when was the last time I ...

Gambling at Golf has Never Been So Easy

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

A fantasy sports geek, I've pretty much proven I'll do fantasy anything. Baseball, football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR, and yes, even soccer, both English Premier League and MLS. It’s an infectious disease. This year, I was invited to participate in a weekly golf pool where you pick one golfer a week with standings ...