Archive for October, 2009

Finally: Common Sense On Steroids

Posted: 24th October 2009 by DavidBurnett in NBA, Steroids
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The other day Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested that some sports need to embrace a clinical approach to the use of steroids. But even as he made that statement Cuban predicted that he would be widely criticized for his belief that athletes should be allowed to use steroids under a doctors care as a […]

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It’s as bad as its ever been here in Washington. I’m not talking about the health care debate, but football. The real glue in this transient city has long been the Redskins. But its been nearly 20 years since the Redskins have fielded a consistently good team. Making matters worse is that not only is […]

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On Wednesday controversial broadcaster Rush Limbaugh was knocked out of the ownership group that is hoping to buy the St. Louis Rams. Thank goodness!!! But on Thursday Limbaugh got up and came out swinging. He loudly blamed everyone but himself for what happened to his potential ownership share. Limbaugh also took a swing at his […]

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Another blow to the pro football ownership hopes of Rush Limbaugh. Now an NFL owner says he doesn’t want to see the conservative broadcaster in the owners box. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay said Tuesday that there is no way that he would vote to approve the controversial Rush Limbaugh as an owner of an […]

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Florida State’s loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday may be the defeat that effectively ends Bobby Bowden’s coaching career. With the loss Florida State falls to 2 – 4. This is the school’s worst start in 30 years. This loss, 49 – 44, comes in the midst of a brewing drama in Tallahassee about the […]

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We learned this week that Rush Limbaugh is part of an ownership group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. But a couple of NFL players are making clear that they are having none of it. Saying they would never play for a team owned by Limbaugh. Let’s deal with facts. Limbaugh is a race-baiter. […]

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Record ratings! Lots of people watched Brett Favre’s revenge game with the Minnesota Vikings against his former team the Green Bay Packers. An estimated 21.8 million people tuned in. That’s 3 million more people than have ever watched any cable TV program in history. Such is the power of Brett Favre. It certainly didn’t hurt […]

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Okay I admit it. Brett Favre really did defy time. Quick release, pinpoint accuracy, almost all of his passes at just the right moment. That is how Brett Favre used to play in his prime. That’s how he played last night on Monday Night Football. Thanks largely to Favre, Minnesota won at home 30 to […]

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The other day I wrote about Joe Paterno, one of the great coaching icons who is still getting it done at Penn State at age 82. But another senior citizen coach is not faring nearly as well. Florida State’s Bobby Bowden is facing the inevitable end of his coaching career. Calls for his ouster are […]

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Joe Paterno: Old Steady

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by DavidBurnett in Coaches, College Football, NCAA
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I watched an old-fashioned Big Ten football game Saturday afternoon. Penn State against Illinois. It turned out to be an easy Penn State victory 35 to 17. I decided to sit through this relatively meaningless game as a way to honor the past. Years ago a game like this actually mattered but I also remember […]

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The Game of the Week is easily Green Bay against Minnesota on Monday Night Football. It will be Brett Favre’s first game against the Packers since he left the team two seasons ago. Favre denies its a revenge game. But don’t believe a word he says. Favre’s track record for honesty is pretty shaky these […]

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Nike Backs Away From Vick Endorsement

Posted: 1st October 2009 by DavidBurnett in NFL
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Nike is now backing away from statements suggesting that Michael Vick has an endorsement deal. Nike said today that there is no contract between the company and Vick. The sports apparel company issued a statement saying that it is only supplying Vick with shoes and other gear. Company officials emphasize that this is no more […]

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I assume that a lot of thought went into the decision by Nike to re-sign Michael Vick to an endorsement deal. Two years ago the world’s top sports apparel company dropped Vick after he was indicted and pled guilty on dog-fighting charges. It’s always interesting how the sponsor thing works out when sports stars get […]

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