Archive for the ‘Tale Of The Tape’ Category

Tale Of The Tape: Dirk vs. Sig

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

The Mavericks are out of the playoffs, the Avery Johnson era is over and just a year removed from winning the MVP, Dirk Nowitzki's world has been turned upside-down. I'm not a Mavs fan, but I do sort of feel bad for the guy. And last night I was thinking ...

Kiper vs. McShay: The Ultimate Death Match

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

The NFL Draft is coming up next weekend and, though we've had a moment of levity, we're pretty obsessed at the moment. The two main Gods in our heretical-NFL Pantheon are Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. And since The World-Wide Leader is parading these two around the various arms ...

Birthday Tale of the Tape

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

On March 2, 1982, two awesome individuals entered this world: Ben Roethlisberger and myself. Certainly, we've taken divergent paths since that time, and it makes sense that we celebrated our birthdays in wildly different manners. I sat in the 300 level of the United Center watching a Blackhawks game; Ben ...

Tale of the Tape: Slime vs. Sleaze

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Kelvin Sampson is in hot water. Rumors are swirling that the Indiana University basketball coach won't make it past the weekend. The school announced today it will investigate the NCAA's claim that Sampson intentionally misled both IU and NCAA officials and will determine whether or not to terminate his contract.Basically, ...

Tale Of The Tape: Eli vs. Elisha

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Now that he's won a Super Bowl, Eli Manning is big time. And hey, no one rips the kid more than us, but congrats to him. Even if he did give San Diego a gigantic shit-sandwich that I'll never quite get over, he sacked up and beat a previously unbeaten ...

Tale Of The Tape: Lyla Garrity vs. Tyra Collette

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The recent Writers Guild of America strike has actually been good for me. I had been missing a lot of quality television shows over these last few months, what with a semi-busy day job (that mostly sees me working at night) and maintaining this fantastic sportsblog. OK, to be ...

Tale of the Tape: Cam vs. Zeke

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

I'm sure most of the loyal readers to Rumors and Rants are aware of our heavy Indiana University slant (not quite as bad as the San Diego slant, blame McD and Phillips). But there's a good reason for that. All four of us graduated from the esteemed university.And while things ...