One more point concerning the NFL protests. The NFL players might be OK with a less profitable league and a contract that might be smaller right now when they are making six and seven figures but they are forgetting something. The avg NFL players career is 3.3 years, for a pro-bowl caliber player that shoots … Continue reading NFL Players will feel these Protests for Years after their Six and Seven figure jobs are gone
If you are looking for a distraction from the news of the day and a lot of people are these days, you're in luck. Major League Baseball is giving us a some division and wild card races this season that (unless you are a fan of the NL East) really fits the bill. Let's start … Continue reading MLB 2017 A plethora of Remarkable Races
...if you have to think about the answer to: "Does this player belong in the Hall of Fame?" the answer is no.
So great that Red Sox fans gave him a standing Ovation for robbing Hanley Ramirez of a Home Run: Red Sox fans know greatness when they see it. That’s why Cleveland Indians center fielder Austin Jackson received a standing ovation from the Fenway Park faithful on Tuesday night after taking away a home run from Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez. … Continue reading How Great Was Cleveland Indians Austin Jackson’s Catch at Fenway Park last night?
There has been a lot of talk about who is more important Brady or Belichick as the Patriots, much to the delight of New Englanders and the dismay of the Anti-Trump crowd (excepting those in NE that is) reach their 7th Superbowl, but if you really want to understand how much Brady & Belichick each … Continue reading Brady + Belichick = Stengel + Berra
By John Ruberry As this decade winds down you can look for many 100th anniversary articles. They'll be a huge uptick of them next year to mark the centennial of America's entry into World War I, followed by more on the armistice that concluded "the war to end all wars" in 1918. The execution of … Continue reading (Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball
Intern: Wonderful thing, pain. Without pain, no race could survive. 4th Doctor: I'm well aware of that. Intern: Autonomic defence mechanism. Doctor Who, The Hand of Fear 1976 Although the Red Sox have been on a rough patch lately there has been one constant factor this season. David Ortiz is the reason they are in … Continue reading The Wisdom of David Ortiz
Because apparently if you have the muscle structure of a boy under 15 you can destroy a woman's olympic contender with ease: Australia's national women's soccer team have suffered a devastating defeat in the lead up to the Rio Olympics - going down 7-0 to the Newcastle Jets under-15 boys side. What is particularly concerning … Continue reading Attn Transgender Soccer Players Australia’s Woman’s Team Needs YOU
At Chicks on the Right we have the story of another success story in woman's sports: The Alaska Schools Activities Association recently implemented a policy which allows each school to decide if transgender athletes can compete with the gender of their choice. There’s no general rule. The problem is, some schools don’t even require that … Continue reading Cause and Effect Girls Track Edition
There once was a time when people who are sick of the deceit and the spin of political TV might turn on sports as an escape. That time is past, at least when it concerns ESPN: the evening’s telecast of “Four Days in October,” ESPN’s 2010 documentary about Boston’s stunning comeback from a 3-0 deficit … Continue reading ESPN Sends a Message to Conservative Athletes via Curt Schilling
There is an old saying that the Definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. On Friday Night that Yankees with two bases open in the bottom of the 8th of a tied game choose to pitch to David Ortiz Yes you read that right David … Continue reading David Ortiz and the Definition of Insanity or ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Lt. Sharpe: Care to join the rifles' Dobbs? Pvt Dobbs: That I would sir Lt. Sharpe: It's a good life, if you can stay alive. Sharpe's Eagle 1993 I wrote a bit about the liberalism of the rich, of people so removed from the consequences of life that they are unwilling to oppose anything that … Continue reading The Liberal Sports Exception
By John Ruberry One has to wonder if college football is headed to an every-participant-gets-a-ribbon level of competition. Not including the NCAA championship face-off, there will be a record 40 college bowl games this season, which means 63 percent of FBS programs will play in a bowl contest. And despite some of these teams fattening … Continue reading College football: Bowling for mediocrity
Last month I said this about the New England Patriots and deflategate: it is clear the that patriots have spent the last 15 years living rent free in the heads of practically every time in the league. Yesterday Ian O'Connor at ESPN seconded that motion: This game, and the way Pagano coached it, illustrated again … Continue reading Ian O’Connor echos DaTechGuy Patriots living rent free in the league’s collective head
This week will be full of debate on who has the advantage in this week's Superbowl. The relative strengths and weakness of the teams involved. The defensive and offensive matchups, the coaching styles, the various player comments etc etc etc. While all of these things are very debatable matters there is a question that I … Continue reading Where’s my Superbowl IL Tee Shirt?