The Colorado Rockies are the big story of baseballâ€™s postseason. If you would have told me a month ago that this team would win 20 of 21 games and be one win away from playing in the World Series at this point, I would have checked to see what you were smoking.
I cannot remember the last time a team has done what the Rockies have accomplished. Theyâ€™re a shoo-in for the World Series at this point. I just cannot see them losing four straight to an embattled and obviously very tired Arizona Diamondbackâ€™s team.
Colorado has a perfect mix of seasoned vets and young, hungry players. Theyâ€™re... Read More
The fight for number one is now over, and another victim of the top seed spoof is the Bay Area's own California Bears.
â€¨â€¨The Bears were cut short of victory when an unexpected decision by the freshman QB Kevin Riley decided to go for the win by rushing to the end zone and not throw the ball away, leaving no time left for a last chance field goal which would have tied the game.
â€¨â€¨Going into this past Saturday, the number 2 ranked team in the nation was perceived as the favorable victor over the Organ State Beavers, despite the absence of first string QB Nate Longshore. The game looked... Read More
It looks like my other article about the Bronx Bull is a knock-out. I'd like to treat you folks with another telephone conversation, starring Jake Lamotta. It was recorded on August 28, 2007. I don't consider this an interveiw because I usually call him out of the blue and strike up a chat. To the reader it seems like he's annoyed with me and he lets me have it at times. He's not! That's just the way he is. There's no lying in him. It's comical in some moments and then the hard reality sets in and takes a turn. How many of us can say that we get the opportunity to speak with an idol from our childhood?... Read More
With profound apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer for my somewhat confusing analogy, however this emotional and bizarre baseball season proves once again that impressive stats, open check books, and fabled densitiesâ€¦guarantees nothing.
Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees suffered what can only be described as a â€œmeltdownâ€. The marquee names such as A-Rod, and Jeter in snug fitting pinstripes did little to stop the bloodletting, the Rocket past his prime simply fizzled out and crashed to earth. And what was taken for granted in August abruptly ended in October, as a 7-game lead,... Read More
Will George Steinbrenner fire Joe Torre after losing in the AL Division Series to the Cleveland Indians? Georgie Porgie said that Torre was gone if the Yankees didnâ€™t come back and win the series, which they lost in four games, but was it an idle threat or just a lame attempt to rally the troops?
George and Joe are very different people, in my opinion. The fact that theyâ€™ve been working together for so long is amazing, I believe.
The two men possess very disparate qualities -- Torre is a class act and a wonderful human being. Steinbrenner is a slime ball.
Torre has established throughout... Read More
Marion Jones has finally come clean, but itâ€™s too little too late, in my opinion. After years of angry denials, Marion Jones is ready to admit she doped.
The three-time Olympic gold medalist is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday to plead guilty to charges in connection with steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, and would not provide specific details about the plea.
Jones also sent family and close friends a letter in which she said... Read More
Ever since their disasterous loss in Super Bowl XXXVII to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, most can say that the Oakland Raiders have lost their swagger.
After posting a 2-14 record in the 2006 season, the Raiders are finally beginning to turn things around.
Last year, the Raiders had very inconsistent play no the offense. Quarterbacks Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiososopo could not get the offense going. Now, Andrew Walter in the only one that remains on the roster.
However, the 2007 season has been much more kind to the Silver and Black.
After starting the season 0-2, the Raiders... Read More