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Denver’s Advantage a Mile High

When the Houston Texans took a commanding 31-11 lead against Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos in Week 3 of the NFL season, most would have assumed that the game was all but over. In the season following Tim Tebow’s miracles, Denver seemed to lack the kind of fourth-quarter magic they’d once[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Football Revolution on Horizon

In 2009, analyst Brian Burke, with a simple hypothetical scenario, began to change the game of football. Imagine that punting does not exist. The only decision to make on fourth down is whether to run or pass. Now, imagine that somebody came up and proposed kicking the ball to the[Read More…]

by September 25, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Pitino-Calipari: The Battle for Kentucky

The Louisville Courier-Journal summed it up best with the banner “Civil War” on its Monday front page. Despite a rivalry that has been renewed each year since these teams met in a 1983 regional final, Louisville and Kentucky have never met with more on the line. Fans of the winner[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

JTIII’s Legacy Hinges on 2011-12

Last year when Georgetown was bounced early in the NCAA tournament yet again, I saw a joke by a sportswriter on Twitter. “Let me rank the John Thompsons:,” it read. “1) John R. Thompson Jr., 2) John R. Thompson Sr., 3) Everyone Else, 4) John R. Thompson III.” Before you[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns