Halfway Through Wimbledon: Predicting the Future

With Rafa Nadal unexpectedly dropping out of the most prestigious grass tournament of the year and Kei Nishikori leaving the title race due to an injury the tennis fans are wondering: who’s next? We took a shot and tied to Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

Serena trophy

With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading

A preview of the Men’s Singles Championships at Wimbledon 2015

The 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Championships is one of the greatest events on the sporting calendar and many eagerly await the start of the tournament as summer arrives. The world’s best players will feature at the tournament and there have been Continue reading

The world of sports gets a jolt. Three actually.

coffee

What an uppity week it’s been for sports.  With all the stimulants being passed around, it’s amazing anyone can catch a bit of sleep. From Poland to Las Vegas to Cooperstown, athletes have made headlines for dipping into the supply Continue reading

The end of an era in a major way

Roger Tiger Phil

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have been among the most dominant athletes we’ve ever seen. From 2004-2008, Roger Federer was the best tennis player in the world.  He held his sport’s Continue reading

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

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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.