Articles by:

A Perspective on Sports and Life, From Mother With Love

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I have not followed through on my promise of a Cadillac. Since I was young, I have read about how athletes, the ink barely dry on their multi-million-dollar contracts, buy their mothers shiny Cadillacs so they can “cruise to the games” in[Read More…]

by May 16, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Miami Sports’ Big Three Head South for the Season

The sun rose bright in Boston Monday morning, fending off one final chilly surge from old man winter. Runners of the 112th Boston Marathon were ascending Heartbreak Hill and charging down Copley Square. Manny Ramirez and the reigning champion Red Sox were taking batting practice at Fenway, preparing to lay[Read More…]

by April 25, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Selfish Kobe Still Doesn’t Deserve MVP Honors

I’ve never been the biggest Kobe Bryant fan. I’ve always found him to be a bit selfish, a tad aloof and somewhat disrespectful toward women. He is a fantastic basketball player – quite possibly the best of his generation – but his habit of refusing to share the ball with[Read More…]

by April 18, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Greedy Sports Monopolists Prove Easy to Root Against

The New York Yankees. The Dallas Cowboys. The Los Angeles Lakers. Behold the sports worlds’ axis of evil. Rooting for them to lose has become as much fun as pulling for your team to win. Driven by a triumvirate of greedy, power-mongering men, these three franchises encompass all that is[Read More…]

by April 11, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Tar Heels’ Bench May Not Be Great, But They’re Still Good

Carolina fans have plenty to cheer about these days. When your team has outscored its four tournament opponents 372-271 and has a National Player of the Year and four future pros in the starting five, you tend to spend a lot of time exercising your vocal chords. But no matter[Read More…]

by April 4, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Curry Outshines Hoya Stars In Seniors’ Final Game

Roy Hibbert sat on the bench, averting his eyes from the game before him, willing his mind elsewhere. Home. Egypt. Anywhere but here, in this excruciating moment. This was not how it was supposed to end. This was not the way he’d pictured his curtain call in Blue and Gray[Read More…]

by March 28, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Fans Need Consolation After NCAA Highs

The feeling has festered within you for days. Sadness soured into anger. Anger acidified into vengefulness. Now, you find yourself hopelessly longing, wishing for a chance to see Sunday afternoon’s atrocity in Raleigh vindicated. You are hollow and empty, jonesing for just one more taste. You need some consolation (games).[Read More…]

by March 28, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Analysis: Bland Opener Done, Hoyas’ Tourney Gets Spicy in Second Round

RALEIGH, N.C. – For those in search of madness, go look in a nuthouse. You won’t find it in this space. No Duke-Belmont ballistics here. Not a moment of Drake and Western Kentucky drama. A Toreros-Huskies upset special this was not. Not in a game pitting Georgetown against UMBC. Not[Read More…]

by March 21, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

At West Virginia, Mountaineering is a Full-Time Job

Brady Campbell memorized the mental checklist long ago. Bushy red beard? Yep. Tattered buckskins? Got `em. Mid-19th century musket and powder horn? Good to go. Such is life for Campbell, who on most days is like any other 23-year-old West Virginia University senior – he attends class and does his[Read More…]

by March 18, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized

Why You Should Book Your Ticket to San Antonio

This Ain’t Their First Rodeo – The NCAA tournament is a stage unlike any other in basketball, and only those who have performed under its bright lights know how hard it can be to withstand the pressure. When it comes to the Big Dance, it’s helpful to have a few[Read More…]

by March 18, 2008 0 comments Uncategorized