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
I gave myself a Christmas present by calling my childhood hero, Jake LaMotta to see how he's doing. I took an advice from Ed to keep calling the champ every now and then just to keep tabs on him.
Jake at his age forgets who I am and I have to kind of refresh his memory. It doesn't bother me none because like I said before in my other LaMotta article... We hardly ever get those chances to talk to our childhood heroes.
I bet you're wondering why in the hell would you have a guy like Jake LaMotta as a hero? Well, to tell you the truth I find alot of the behavior issues similar as myself. When I... Read More
There are very few perfect moments in a normal life. To be certain, there are very few perfect moments even in an extraordinary life. Storybook moments, where things happen just as they are supposed to, can often elude us. Good doesnâ€™t always triumph over evil, the good guy doesnâ€™t always get the girl, and sometimes the princess is just kissing a frog. As we grow older, we become accustomed to the ordinary, the near-miss, and the unjust result, and storybook moments become just that, the stuff of childrenâ€™s stories. And yet, once in a while, without warning, one of these startling moments... Read More
The Atlanta Falcons have been hit with many scandals as of late and it has made me a fan of the team and their new unscripted reality TV drama. Besides the Michael Vick storyline and the usual hoodlum behavior of the team members, which I find greatly clichÃ©d and trite, their ex-coach, Mr. Petrino, snuck out of town like a thief in the night leaving a â€œDear Johnâ€ letter in the teamâ€™s locker room. Shocked and dismayed the jilted team members replaced his signature with â€œcowardâ€ before going out to denounce their former coach and mentor as a lying scoundrel. Apparently, Petrino had... Read More
Born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., who is now the man that the world has come to know, respect and love as Muhammad Ali "the greatest". The Boxing superstar lead an illustrious career in the ring against many formidable opponents, but his real fame came to him while leading many political battles outside of the ring. Today he is a retired boxer and former three-time World Heavyweight Champion and winner of an Olympic Light-heavyweight gold medal. Cassius Clay was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., who was named for the 19th century... Read More
I am a football fan; at first my intentions for joining
the acclaimed world of â€˜footieâ€™ were ulterior. I was strongly motivated by the fact that the guy I had my eye on at the time, was so totally into footie. I have never been one to rely on my looks and so I used my intellectual side and learnt and studied footie as a whole, his team and yes my endeavours paid off. Well the footie caught on and years later, I am still totally hooked. So I too have held my bated breath as England began and has carried out its quest in the hunt for the next England Football Manager. A job not entirely... Read More
Two champions step into the ring but only one man steps out victorious, seemingly unscathed. It was the night of all nights and one that will be remembered for a long time, as many fans from around the world stayed glued to the tube in hopes of witnessing something spectacular in boxing history. I know I was certainly surprised at the outcome as I had expected, (like every body else I imagine) that the brawler would win, that this powerful puncher would be triumphant as he had always been. He was forty three and zero, an impressive record while his opponent was thirty eight and zero, neither was... Read More