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We love the evaluation of physical ability and potential We love the speculation and prediction We love that so much money is on the line We love that a few top prospects inevitably turn out to be busts We love that we are familiar with many of the potential draftees We love that some of the potential draftees ‘come out of nowhere’ We love that the player's careers will provide a tangible answer to the draft speculation We love that our favorite team might improve itself through adept drafting We love that the draft is a competition between the teams We love that last-second trades up and... Read More
Greg Oden is through with school. He’s fleeing Ohio State University for greener pastures at the professional level. The 7-foot freshman said yesterday he will leave Ohio State after leading the Buckeyes to the national championship game and enter the NBA draft, where he figures to be one of the top two picks along with Texas freshman forward Kevin Durant. And how can you blame him? The kind of money Oden will be making next season in the NBA will be unprecedented for a rookie. He played like a man among boys this season and looks like a seasoned NBA all-star already. For him to stay in college... Read More
There’s a sickness in the Bay Area right now and it’s called playoff fever. The only remedy for it is elimination, something that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon. Both the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors are in the postseason and are looking good. The Sharks start a second round series against the Detroit Red Wings, a team they’ve won three of four games from this year. The Warriors are in the playoffs for the first time in well over a decade, and are probably the hottest team in the entire NBA right now. The Sharks are skating well, playing like... Read More
Nine runs, over a dozen hits and five stolen bases. Once again, number 42 comes through for the Dodgers in a big way. In a game where the Dodgers commemorated the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier, they honored his memory in perhaps the best way possible--with a 9-3 win over the visiting San Diego Padres before a sold-out crowd at Dodger Stadium. And the way they did it would have made Jackie proud. The occasion was marked with a pre-game ceremony in which Jackie's widow Rachel Robinson, baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Dodger broadcaster... Read More

The three were indicted last spring for raping, kidnapping and sexual offense against a stripper at a Lacrosse team party. Cooper described the three athletes as innocent victims of a "tragic rush to accuse". Following Cooper's takeover of the case in January, an investigation into all charges and evidence presented in the case brought the attorney general to only one conclusion: "that no attack occurred." Cooper's takeover of the case was a result of complaints of misconduct against Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. Ethics violation charges against Nifong could lead to disbarment... Read More

The San Francisco Giants are doing a promotion asking fans the question: “What if they really were your SF Giants?” The ad says “Submit your ideas now for My SF Giants and you could be one of the lucky fans to have their once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled at AT&T Park!” They want people to go on their web site (att.sfgiants.com) and write a few paragraphs on this topic. Here’s what I came up with: First off, I’d fire General Manager Brian Sabean. His off-season moves were atrocious, especially signing Pitcher Barry Zito for seven years. Do you know what the chances are of a MLB pitcher... Read More
As an avid baseball fan, I have always loved baseball movies. The problem is that many of them are completely unwatchable (examples: The Major League and Bad News Bears series of films). Here are five, however, that I believe are worth noting. None of them are cinematic gems, but I think each has something to offer those who love this great game. If you're jones-ing for the MLB season to start as much as I am, maybe viewing one of these movies will ease your pain. 5.) Bull Durham: (1988) A funny, well-written movie produced by Ron Shelton, the king of sports films, this movie deals with things... Read More

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