When sports news is not news: Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki break off engagement

Rory and Wozniacki

I was engaged once many moons ago.  It didn’t take. After many years of ups and downs, my long-term girlfriend at the time and I had grown apart.  It happens. But at least we didn’t send out wedding invitations.  (I Continue reading

A fight that would never happen… but should it: Rousey-Mayweather

rousey mayweather

Let’s suspend reality for a brief moment. Let’s pretend we live in an indecent world with no rules or boundaries, you know, the kind of world in which Ray Rice and so many other professional football players live.  It’s a Continue reading

A week’s worth of sports squabbles: Super Bowl Edition

Super bowl xlviii

Not every athlete is as lovey-dovey as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  Man hugs all around.  The mutual respect these two have for each other borders on nauseating. 

Brushes with Sports Greatness, Vol. 7: The 1984-5 Swedish Davis Cup Tennis Team

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As most of you already know, I went to high school overseas. From the tenth through twelfth grades, I lived in Santiago, Chile.  Those were a memorable three years but I’m not about to bore you with anymore sappy stories Continue reading

Novak Djokovic is sick and so am I, but in two totally different ways

I lay there on my sofa early Sunday morning, flu-ridden, back aching, both contributing to my insomnia, as I fruitlessly wished for a cure for all three.

The NBA sells out

I don’t consider myself a purist, even though I am getting a little long in the tooth. As a sports fan through and through, I’m all for advancements that make our games more enjoyable, whether it’s expanding instant replay, ensuring Continue reading

Who needs heavyweight boxing when we have Federer, Nadal and Djokovic?

Soon after his retirement, basketball junkies everywhere craved the second coming of Michael, so much so that we dubbed every player after him who could jump out of the gym “The Next Jordan.” 

The biggest eff yous in sports: 2011 edition

“I see you drivin’ ‘round town with the girl I love, and I’m like….” -Cee Lo Green

Chumpservations, Vol. 13: Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens

The week that was, including Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens Continue reading