Monthly Archives: June 2013

Gambling your future for no present: Life at Barclays with the Nets

So, the Nets pulled off the blockbuster deal of draft day with the Celtics. The Nets ship three first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18) along with Kris Humphries’ expiring contract, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks and a sign-and-traded Keith … Continue reading

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Player Profile: Julio Franco

The man played forever. And he had the sweetest batting stance EVER! Consider that the Phillies traded him and 4 other players for Von Hayes in 1982. Sweet move by the Fightin’s. Here is a writeup I did for Ask … Continue reading

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Gambling on MLS? Yes.

England has an amazing. They bet on anything. I mean anything. What will the nationality of the first goal scorer in an EPL game be? Yeah, they have that covered. Just sink into Ladbrokes for a little bit and you … Continue reading

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Doing the Opposite of Jordan: The Latest Harlem Globetrotter??

The Harlem Globetrotters held their annual draft selecting five players including current WNBA rookie Britney Griner (she passed on the offer). The most controversial selection came from outside the basketball world. Retiring New York Yankee (the last player to actively … Continue reading

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Good for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has paid back some 10 million Euro in back taxes. I am sure this most likely came from his ash tray and couch cushions. I wonder what the Vegas odds are that he will be in this fix … Continue reading

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When the FIFA substitution rules go wrong:

The Confederations Cup is in full swing in Brazil. Yesterday, Spain, the reigning World Champions and currently ranked #1 in the world, played Tahiti who is currently ranked 138 in the world right ahead of powerhouse Afghanistan. Spain were only … Continue reading

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The Story of ‘Give It All You Got’

If you made it this far and did not listen to the sweet jam above, please listen to it now. We will wait for you. …. OK, so now you’ve listened to the sweet jam known as ‘Give It All … Continue reading

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Could Cheers survive today?

A question popped in my head recently. I have had the pleasure of watching episodes of Cheers as my schedule has been a little off-kilter and the show is broadcast on basically 10 cable networks so it is on at … Continue reading

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Starship brings you the official song of the 1987 Major League Baseball season

It might have been more fitting in 1989 when the Giants met the A’s in the World Series (most remembered for the Bay Area Earthquake). I guess timing is everything.

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What’s wrong with college athletics?

Lots has been said about what is wrong with college athletics. Is it the money? Is it the NCAA’s inability to control the conferences and schools? Certainly those are big reasons. Here’s a bigger one: Johnny ‘Football’ Manziel is the … Continue reading

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