Archive for April, 2009

Dear Mr. Campbell, You have taken the high road for weeks, while your boss, Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, has now twice tried to publicly fire you and embarrass you.  I commend you for your decency during what must be an uncomfortable and trying time.   You are truly a southern gentleman.  You are much more decent […]

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Swooning Over Sanchez

Posted: 24th April 2009 by DavidBurnett in NFL, Quarterback
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I’m not surprised at all that NFL scouts and executives are swooning over USC’s Mark Sanchez.   And his stock continues to rise as draft day approaches.   The guy who started only 16 games in his college career is now projected to be the second quarterback drafted, probably within the first four overall picks. […]

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Jim Nabor’s famous TV character Gomer Pyle often proclaimed: “Surprise, Surprise”.   And surprise is the best word for what happened when I finally got a chance to watch the Mike Wilbon – Wes Malott bowling challenge the other day.   Believe it or not, with a surprising effort, Mike Wilbon, the co-host of the popular […]

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John Madden transcended football, the sport he coached and later covered.  There has never been a sports announcer quite like him.   He was an American sports original.  Madden never talked over our heads.  He would hit us at eye level with small, punchy syntax challenged word pictures and  insights.  He said it, we got […]

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Tiger Woods was making another one of his legendary charges on Sunday at the Masters.  He was 10 under, 2-shots back of the lead, and 6 under par for the day.  This time Tiger was being pushed to the limit by his playing partner Phil Mickelson who also stood at 10 under and was simultaneously […]

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He just helped lead his team to a national championship.  He is a four-time All-American.  He was once the national college player of the year.   But really, seriously, honestly, just how good is Tyler Hansbrough?  Why is he yet another lightening rod for debate about an NBA future when we’ve barely had time to […]

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If a Michigan State national championship helps to uplift the hopes of a troubled state and inspire its people then I’m all for it.  I don’t always root for the Spartans, since I didn’t go to school there or live in the state but I will cheer for them wholeheartedly when the game tips off […]

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