Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

Few athletes in the history of sport have been as controversial as Pete Rose.  Never has a conversation taken place between sports fans that hasn’t included the obligatory question: “Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?”  His is Continue reading Book Review: Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball by Keith O’Brien

History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

I didn’t bet much in the 1990s.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’d sit at the occasional cruise line, blackjack table, or place a wager with a friend, but at that point in my life, I’d never been to Las Vegas Continue reading History in the making: Patrick Mahomes remains safest play on board

Cable cancels ESPN’s culture (and other confusing conundrums)

In 1994, Major League Baseball cancelled its World Series.  It was the first time in American history that had ever happened.  Our national pastime reminded all those watching that baseball was first and foremost, a business.  It was a shock Continue reading Cable cancels ESPN’s culture (and other confusing conundrums)

Domingo German’s perfect game night no match for our family’s

Have you ever experienced one of those eerie, bigger-than-life moments where you suddenly and startlingly realize that everything is right and proper with the universe and that you are smack dab, exactly where you are supposed to be at that Continue reading Domingo German’s perfect game night no match for our family’s

Book Review: Power Players: Sports, Politics and the American Presidency by Chris Cillizza

When you think of the times and places throughout history where sports and politics have intertwined, the first images that come to mind are probably presidents throwing out ceremonial first pitches at baseball season openers, or commanders-in-chiefs quipping one-liners while Continue reading Book Review: Power Players: Sports, Politics and the American Presidency by Chris Cillizza

The day that sports changed forever

When I first saw that Nick Taylor (no, not the one from Duran Duran) had sunk a 72-foot-putt on the fourth sudden-death hole to capture the Canadian Open, I didn’t think of how miraculous a sports feat this was.  I Continue reading The day that sports changed forever

PGA Tour loyalists fall for banana in tailpipe

Lo and behold, professional golf has, at least momentarily, embraced a truce.  The Great Golfing Compromise of 2023 came to the shock of absolutely everyone, for not a single soul saw this group hug as a reality.  The PGA-LIV fissure Continue reading PGA Tour loyalists fall for banana in tailpipe

Book Review: Got Your Number by Mike Greenberg

Mike Greenberg has co-written another book.  Most of us know Greenberg as long time SportsCenter anchor and avid (and as you’ll soon find out, opinionated) sports fan.  He has recently branched out and written his fifth book, this one called Continue reading Book Review: Got Your Number by Mike Greenberg

Brotha E’s Split Decision: An exercise in the psychology of human fanhood

I have this friend.  Let’s call him Brotha E. While having moved around quite a bit professionally over his career, E’s family hails from Philadelphia.  Despite his liking of multiple teams, in multiple sports, one thing has always remained constant: Continue reading Brotha E’s Split Decision: An exercise in the psychology of human fanhood

The Lost Art of the Start

Major League Baseball once again made history while no one noticed. The Houston Astros had a no-hitter the other night!  In the Game Four of the World Series no less! And we barely celebrated.  Womp womp! There are a few Continue reading The Lost Art of the Start