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Five Shows Viewers Are Sleeping On

By Sheena B, published on Aug 23, 2007

...of crisis that any person, whether it's a teenager or an adult (like myself), can relate to. The show, which sets in a fictional North Carolina town, Tree Hill, is a coming- of- age drama that centers on half brothers from different backgrounds that are forced to come together in the name of basketball. Contrary to what critics may think about One Tree Hill, the show is not just your average cookie cutter teen show. The show has tackled serious issues from teen marriage and pregnancy, stalkers, and deaths. And this is all while in their high school years. As the season changed, so have the... (more)

Tags: basketball

Sister Sandy Koufax

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 7, 2007

...know if it was a full moon, or if Mercury was in retrograde, but those have to be two of the biggest upsets in professional sports, both played by two teams from the same cities, with Baltimore playing the heavy favorite, only to screw the pooch. Another fun fact is that the NY pro basketball Nets won the ABA title that same year. By late 1970, we were comfortable in our new West Coast lifestyles. We were now Los Angeles Dodger fans. But, like with the Yankees in ’68 and ’69, the Dodgers were still far away from getting anywhere near the Fall Classic. The... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, basketball, football, medicine, california, education

A Disturbing Week In Professional Sports

By Mark Barkawitz, published on Jul 25, 2007

... are resolved in the courts. Vick’s offense: running a high-stakes, dog-fighting operation out of one of his houses and murdering his own dogs who were deemed less-than-qualified fighters by means of hanging, electrocuting, and body-slamming. He sounds like a nice guy. National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern has found out that one of his referees Tim Donaghy has a gambling problem. Not only did Donaghy bet on games in which he officiated, he is accused of shaving points in those games to fix the results for mafia associates. Donaghy makes Pete Rose smell... (more)

Tags: baseball, atlanta, france, basketball, football, nfl

How Will Tim Donaghy Investigation Effect The NBA?

By robertanchor, published on Jul 23, 2007

...once found pure. No matter where people seem to seek competitive enjoyment there always seem to be dirt that has managed to penetrate and spoil our American pastimes. This week it was made known by FBI investigators that former NBA referee Tim Donaghy was being investigated for betting on basketball games the past two seasons, including some, which he himself officiated in. Donaghy has officiated in over 700 games over the course of his whole carrier and had existed in the league for 13 seasons before he resigned. Speculations have surfaced that the NBA was totally aware of Donaghy... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba, music

NBA Free Agency Free-for-All

By dsnyder, published on Jul 6, 2007

...has had a mediocre career. I would be surprise if he landed Lewis’ sized dollars. Grant Hill plans to sign a $1.8 million contract to join the Phoenix Suns. The one-year deal, with an option of a second year for $1.9 million, is the league minimum for a veteran in the National Basketball Association and a stark contrast to the $93 million, seven-year deal Hill signed when the Detroit Pistons traded him to the Magic in 2000. He has obviously made his money and is looking for a ring. He can give Phoenix a great veteran presence that can add 15 ppg and 5 rpg to the stat sheet. ... (more)

Tags: new york, miami, basketball, nba, shooting

Beards, Glorious Beards

By dsnyder, published on Jul 2, 2007

... beards in the history of sports, and thus is deserving of placement on the list. Walton with a beard looked a lot like an Amish Carrot Top. This ridiculous face fuzz must have struck fear into the hearts of opposing players, and could be the reason Walton is considered one of the best college basketball players ever. 4) Mean Joe Green- Continuing the theme of menacing bearded men, I bring you Mean Joe Green. His beard gave him the power to dominate offensive lineman in the 70’s , yet under that lovely pile of facial hair was a mouth that would advertise Coke products, and a throw... (more)

Tags: basketball, religion

The Origin of Fear

By Geddy, published on Jun 28, 2007

Fear was invented in 1849, by Enrico Fermi. (Fermi being French for “Fear Me”, which is odd, because Enrico was Italian). Enrico, or “Big E”, as he liked to be called during his basketball days, needed a way to be warned when something dangerous was about to happen. He collaborated with his brother, Enronco, on many ideas. (Seems Enronco was always doing things that needed a warning too.) Before long, though, Enrico decided that his brother was deceitful, and his ways unethical, so he decided to go it alone. Enrico’s first idea was “Spider Sense”, but he had heard that an American,... (more)

Tags: basketball, education

Now you call it madness (but I call it love)

By Cindy, published on Jun 25, 2007

...after charged with sexual battery against a former member of the boy's tennis team, and was arrested on a $75,000 warrant following an investigation by the Mill Valley Police Department last year. A former athletic trainer at Terra Linda High School charged with molestation. A Drake High basketball coach charged with peeping and acquitted in a mistrial. A Novato youth soccer coach fired after getting arrested on indecent exposure allegations in San Francisco. A coach charged with having sexual relations with two girls at the Marin Water Polo Club. Father Gregory Ingels of Marin... (more)

Tags: los angeles, soccer, san francisco, basketball, medicine, california, police, music, sex

Alleged Stanley Cup Celebration in Anaheim

By J. Lyon Miller, published on Jun 11, 2007

...30 teams, more than a third in cities outside of the sport's gravitational center of Canada and the US Northeast. What many TV executives, team owners and NHL officials have routinely ignored is one aggravating little fact: Americans grow their own. The Big Three, football, baseball, and basketball, were made by Americans, for Americans (Ok, Dr. Naismith, we know you were Canadian, but you waited until you got to Kansas to put up the peach baskets). Baseball became an American obsession in the 19th century, and despite the fact that it was Our Sport, it rarely, if ever occured to... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, new york, manhattan, basketball, football, hockey, nhl, japan

It's Time to Flip the House that LeBron Built

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 11, 2007

Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili had 25 and Tim Duncan added 23 as the Spurs showed the Cleveland Cavs how championship basketball is played for 3½ quarters, overpowering the young Cavaliers 103-92 in Game 2 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. San Antonio clearly illustrated just how superior they are in almost every way conceivable -- building a 29-point lead and then cruising in the fourth quarter -- when the Cavaliers stormed back within eight points before the Spurs finally put them away late in the game. "That's why sometimes I don't like to have a 20-point... (more)

Tags: basketball, nba

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