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College Basketball Preview

I know, I’m a little late with this one too, but the last couple weeks has been far too busy. As my readers know, I’m a college basketball fanatic. I particularly root for Michigan State and for Duke, but I just love the whole game of college basketball. It’s about as close to religious fervor…

NBA Yearly Predictions

I know I’m a few days late on this, but I thought I’d follow up last year’s embarrassing predictions with another slate. Actually, it wasn’t all bad. I predicted that the Pistons would be better than the year before and they were. I predicted that the Miami Heat would start slow, leading Pat Riley to…

Death of a Legend

Yes, we probably use that term too often, especially in sports. But if it ever applied, it surely does to Red Auerbach. His career accomplishments are so monumental that they almost defy being listed. 8 straight NBA championships as a coach and 9 in 10 years. As general manager, he built another 7 championship teams.…

A Sports Guy Prediction

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Part of it is the weather, part of it is the smell and the crispness of the air, and part of it is that basketball is starting again. Midnight madness, the official kickoff for the college basketball preseason, is this weekend, and the NBA is going through…

Tiger Woods Again

Two weeks ago I wrote about Tiger Woods’ astonishing career. All he’s done in the meantime is continue one of the greatest streaks the sport has ever seen. He’s now won the last 5 tournaments he’s entered, including the British Open and the PGA Championship. It’s incredible to think that 2 months ago, in the…

Saying Goodbye to Agassi

I’ve mentioned before that I was a big tennis fan growing up and for most of my adult life. Like so many other tennis fans, the game has lost my interest more and more in the last few years. I grew up watching first Borg and McEnroe, then Lendl, Becker and Edberg, and finally the…

The Sports Guy on Tiger Woods

The Sports Guy has a column about Tiger Woods and how boring he’s become. To some extent, he’s right. Tiger never says anything the least bit controversial. He dominates the tour in a manner no one thought possible. He’s always on his best behavior and says nothing in interviews. I kind of like some of…

The Tiger Woods Phenomenon

I have to admit to being absolutely fascinated by Tiger Woods. I’ve followed his career closely, despite doubting him initially. I remember watching the press conference when he announced that he was leaving Stanford and turning pro. I particularly remember watching Phil Knight, CEO of Nike, talk about the $40 million contract they had signed…

Chad Orzel on ESPN

Fellow scienceblogger Chad Orzel has a post about ESPN, which is itself a reaction to this post from another blog. I can’t say I disagree with some of the reasons from the original post: You took away David Aldridge and foisted Screaming A on me. From a thoughtful, insightful, coherent reporter to a screaming clown…

Wallace Goes to the Bulls

And Piston fans lament. This is very bad for the Pistons and very good for the Bulls. I can’t blame Ben for taking the deal. The Bulls were offering an additional $12 million over what the Pistons were willing to pay him. In the long run, that may end up being a wise move for…