I get giddy every time the Winter Olympics return, probably even more so than the Summer Games.
But, I don’t think I’m in the majority and, I don’t really understand why.
Recently, at a family gathering, we had a discussion about which of the Olympics we preferred. I was surprised to learn that most people ...
The feelings I’m left with after reading Hank Haney’s book “The Big Miss” were ones I wasn’t expecting.
I would have never anticipated that I would feel disturbed, confused, and disappointed by Haney, rather than illuminated and informed by his account of what it was like coaching Tiger Woods, the world’s ...
Now that the MLB post-season is here, the sad reality is starting to set in for me. Soon there will be no baseball for 6 long months.
Generally, I’ve managed to make it through previous long winters without baseball by absorbing myself into the NFL and College Football coverage. However, when those distractions ...
I never saw a baseball film I didn’t like.
That’s just who I am.
Even if a film isn’t very good, I’ll still like it if it’s about baseball.
I have a simple explanation why: Like chocolate and peanut butter, our national pastime and film go together like a match made in Heaven.
Baseball is filled ...
Yesterday, Major League Baseball levied heavy suspensions on 13 players for their connections to a Miami clinic (Biogenesis) which is accused of supplying them with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
Among the players suspended are three current All-Stars, as well as New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, the ...
This year, zero players have been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. That hasn’t happened since 1996.
A shocking outcome, considering that 37 players were eligible for the honor.
Perhaps that was the point, though.
Among others, the 2013 HOF ballot included first time candidates allegedly linked with ...
It’s officially mid-season in Major League Baseball for 2013. How have my pre-season National League predictions held up? And, what do I foresee the rest of the way to the playoffs?
MY ORIGINAL PRE-SEASON PREDICTIONS (TO FINISH):
Washington Nationals (Win Division)
It’s officially mid-season in Major League Baseball for 2013. How have my pre-season American League predictions held up? And, what do I foresee the rest of the way to the playoffs?
MY ORIGINAL PRE-SEASON PREDICTIONS (TO FINISH):
NY Yankees (Win Division)
Since I was a small child, baseball has been my favorite sport.
And, when I wasn’t watching baseball as a kid, I was playing it with my Dad & my brother in the backyard or out on the street in front of the house when we needed more room.
But, perhaps even better than watching and playing ball for me, is ...
Logic would dictate that being a very tall man (6'5 +) in professional tennis could have major advantages.
After all, longer legs bring longer strides; longer arms give a longer reach and the ability to generate more power on serve; and coming down on the ball at net is rather advantageous to a taller person.
There doesn’t appear to be a real triple-crown contender this year, i.e: no real dominant horse. So, the field appears to be wide open. Also, with a 90% chance of rain at start time and continuous rain during the day, the muddy track should keep the race even more wide open.
Under the current setup of the National Football League (NFL), all 32 teams in the league compete for one singular ultimate goal during the course of the season: to win The Super Bowl.
There are no other opportunities for teams to achieve any other accolades beyond this, except for individual coach and player performa...
One major takeaway for me from the 2013 Masters is just how outdated the “Gentlemen’s Game” of golf is in this era of close scrutiny.
It all started on Friday during Tiger Woods’ second round when his approach shot to hole 15 hit the flagstick and careened into the water below. He took a drop and made bogey 6, ...
It is said that the origins of tennis go back to 12th Century France when it was a game of indoor handball played by monks against monastery walls.
Eventually, the use of a player’s bare hands was replaced by using gloves, holding paddles, and eventually racquets.
With the invention of a process for rubber in the ...
My Dad is quite possibly the biggest golf fan I know. He watches a lot of golf on tv, attends many events throughout the year, and is a very good golfer in his own right (despite having picked up the sport in his 50s).
Thus, without further ado, let me introduce the world to my Dad's predictions:
The easiest and most obvious choice to win. He’s on a roll right now plain and simple.
Even if we cast aside Tiger’s 4 previous Masters wins (’97, ’01, ’02, ’05) in 18 appearances, he’s playing phenomenal golf in 2013 and will be hard to beat. So far this year, in only 3 months, he’s ...
NL EAST – Nationals*; Braves (wild card)
NL CENTRAL – Reds
NL WEST – Dodgers; Giants (wild card)
1. Washington Nationals
The Nationals finished 2012 with the best record in baseball (98-64), clinched the division, and became the first Washington-based team to advance to the ...
AL EAST WINNER – Yankees
AL CENTRAL WINNER – Tigers*; Indians (wild card)
AL WEST WINNER – Angels; A’s (wild card)
*World Series Winner
1. New York Yankees
The Yankees won this division 13 out of the last 17 years. They’ve secured a wild card berth in every other year except ...
AL EAST WINNER– Yankees
AL CENTRAL WINNER– Tigers*; Indians (wild card)
AL WEST WINNER – Angels; A’s (wild card)
NL EAST WINNER – Nationals*; Braves (wild card)
NL CENTRAL WINNER– Reds
NL WEST WINNER– Dodgers; Giants (wild card)
*World Series Teams
WORLD SERIES WINNER – ...
If you could be any PGA golfer, who would you be, and why?
This is not an easy question for me to answer. I can’t choose just one.
There are many PGA players who do certain things really well, but I can’t think of just one player who consistently excelled (overall) in all areas of their game in 2012.
So, I've ...
This may be the greatest time in the history of pro sports to be a fan.
It’s true that we have unprecedented access to global sports due to advanced technology in this modern era.
But, more importantly, we have the ability to witness several living sports legends in action right now.
It may never have been this ...
This week’s premiere PGA event is the WGC-Cadillac Championship played at the famous TPC Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
At 7,334 yards and containing long fairways, deep Bermuda rough, and an array of water hazards, Doral is a course which will demand length paired with supreme finesse from its ...
You’re sitting behind the wheel of an NHRA Top Fuel Dragster at the start of the next race.
You have a helmet on, fire suit and gloves, and you’re strapped into the fastest race car on the planet.
Your dragster rattles and rolls under the weight of 8,000 horsepower waiting for your cue.
Yesterday, Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 golfer in the world, fielded questions from the media at a press conference in advance of the Accenture Match Play Championship set for this week.
Among other issues, McIlroy was queried about the use of PEDs in golf particularly in light of VJ Singh’s recent admission that he used ...
A funny thing happened to the American League East division during the off-season. Suddenly the Toronto Blue Jays became the favorite to take the division from the New York Yankees and win the World Series.
How can that be when in 2012 the Blue Jays finished 22 games behind the Yankees, who incidentally had the best ...
On April 15, 1947, America changed forever. This day saw the first African-American man ever to play professional baseball.
The player’s name was Jack Roosevelt Robinson; “Jackie” for short. His middle name in honor of former US President Theodore Roosevelt.
He had all the components the Brooklyn Dodgers ...
UPDATE, FEBRUARY 5, 2013: Result - The Ravens beat the 49ers, 34-31. The only solace I have postgame is knowing that my gut was right- this game was close & could have gone either way. Unfortunately, costly mistakes & turnovers by San Francisco were the difference. If only the 49ers could have been ...
I’m a Yankees fan and I feel insecure about the future.
There, I’ve said it. It’s hard to admit a thing like that. Frankly, I’ve never really felt this way before.
As a lifelong New York Yankees fan and someone in their 40s, I’ve only ever known feelings of hope and security when a new season was on ...
About a decade ago, I heard Don Zimmer say something which I haven’t been able to get out of my mind.
It was during a Yankees pre-game broadcast when Zimmer, the Yankees bench-coach at the time, sat down with a reporter to answer questions, most of which were the run-of-the-mill kind. But, then, the reporter asked ...
It happens every year about this time. Deep into the heart of winter I’m missing baseball terribly. I only have a 75 day wait until MLB’s opening day, ugh.
My solution? Watch a baseball film to bring me back to the summertime and the feeling of playing ball again when I was a kid.
You remember: your Dad ...