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The Raiders return to the "young coach" era may be done before it even took off.

When Al Davis hired former USC assistant coach Lane Kiffin to take control of the Silver and Black, most saw a step in the right direction (myself included). Historically, the Raiders have done fairly well under young coaches. John Madden and Jon Gruden top that list, and most thought Lane Kiffin would head in that direction.

Then came the 4-12 season that saw Oakland struggle to find stability at quarterback, their number one draft pick, JaMarcus Russell, held out for until the end of first... Read More

The ball could not stand up on its own in the frigid wind. It would have to be handled, steadied with a finger—the kind of precise tool only a human can lend—and held in place to start the game. This would mark the opening to New York’s latest opportunity for redemption.

New Yorkers have been living under the tyranny of two New England sports franchises since the turn of the century. The Red Sox, who formally punctuated only home games against the Yankees with the “Rebel Song” of Star Wars fame, have now become something of a parody of themselves.... Read More

Everyone went against them, everyone doubted them... and everyone was almost right.

After Lawrence Tynes missed field goal with four-seconds left in regulation, all thoughts about the Giants beating Green Bay in Lambeau field were very close to dashed.

But yet, against all odds, Tynes fifth field goal attempt would be the one that would send an unprobable Eli Manning and the New York Giants to Arizona and Super Bowl XLII.

"We haven't been given a shot, but we're here and I think we're deserving of it," Manning said. "Right now I'm excited as I can be."

Eli Manning... Read More

Dario Lodigiani enjoyed a 17-year baseball career from 1935-1954, playing parts of six seasons in the majors and 14 in the minor leagues, losing three years while serving in the military from 1943 to 1945. Lodigiani played at Lowell High School in San Francisco, with his lifelong friend Joe DiMaggio.

At age 19, Lodigiani began his pro career with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and later joined the Williamsport Grays of the Eastern League. He entered the majors in 1938 with the Philadelphia Athletics, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the international League in 1940. He returned... Read More

You just found a reliable supplier who got a couple of packages to you no problem. But now you would like to order a whole cycle, not only you want to get everything home before you start your cycle, a complete cycle is also cheaper. But now a problem presents itself. You didn't really mind losing a small package worth fifty or so bucks, but this one is a big one and when couple of hundreds of dollars are at stake you want to make sure there is no interference by anyone. Not to mention any problems you might have should the package be intercepted with your name on it.

Normally,... Read More

Well, they did it. The New England Patriots were able to pull off a close win over the New York Giants Sunday night and become the first 16-0 team in the history of the NFL. More records were broken that night with Tom Brady setting the NFL Passing TD Record with 50 touchdowns (previously 49 by Peyton Manning), and Randy Moss broke the NFL Receiving TD Record with 23(previously 22 held by Jerry Rice). But with a perfect season comes the comparison to the only other team to go unbeaten, the often talked-about 1972 Miami Dolphins. The question now arises, are the Patriots better because they... Read More
The Mitchell Report has brought the controversy over steroids in baseball to living rooms and water coolers across the country. But what was lost among words like androstenedione and Human Growth Hormone was the long term effects that a generation of cheaters have had on the baseball fan's ability to appreciate formerly rare individual accomplishments. Baseball, more than any other sport, reveres personal achievement and historic events. Being part of an exclusive club of players who've accomplished something special is, well, special. But the questionable ethics of baseball's past two decades... Read More

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