Archive for March, 2009

I was reminded this morning that this is the 25th anniversary of my becoming a Colts fan.  On this day two and a half decades ago the Colts left Baltimore under the cover of darkness and moved to my hometown,  Indianapolis.  The move enhanced the transformation of one city and devastated another.  All these years later, […]

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We have entered the home stretch of another long NBA season.  Actually it has been one of the league’s best seasons.  But with the season winding down it is now time to start casting votes.  And my vote for 2009 NBA MVP goes to – drum roll please – the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade.  For […]

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Ty Lawson was held out of the NCAA college basketball tournament’s first game on  Thursday to rest his injured right big toe. There is no doubt had Lawson not played on Saturday, North Carolina would be watching the rest of March Madness on television.  The final score an 84 – 70 victory over LSU does […]

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I’ll always have a special fondness for Morgan State University.   Morgan State was one of the few schools that considered giving me a football scholarship when I was in high school.   Later that same school year I watched Morgan State win the NCAA Division Two basketball championship on national TV.   Morgan State was […]

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Philadelphia is one heck of a tough place.  Few people ever get cut a break there.  Even Santa Claus in an infamous incident at an Eagles game years ago was once pelted with snowballs.  Not a lot of love sometimes in the City of Brotherly Love.   So how would you expect a Philadelphia Eagles […]

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The steroids/performance enhancing drugs (PED) debate in baseball lost me a long time ago when I became convinced that it really is all about statistics, particularly home runs.  And more specifically I believe, the debate has been fueled by the Cult of Babe Ruth.  The steroids/PED issue is often discussed by baseball purists, crusading sportswriters, and […]

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UPDATED POST Michael Wilbon has accepted the challenge of top PBA bowler Wes Malott – sort of.  On his ESPN show Monday, Wilbon and  TV partner Tony Kornheiser joked about the dispute which started a couple of weeks ago when Wilbon questioned Malott’s manhood for failing to show for a special “plastic ball” tournament.  An “angry” Malott […]

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Bowling used to be something I thought up for a first date, or something I would do with my kids to get out of the house.  But as my kids have grown up and I’ve gotten older, surprisingly, bowling has more meaning to me now than ever.  And today was one of the most special […]

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