Archive for December, 2009

He leads one of the NFL’s best teams. But we barely know who he is. What does this brother have to do to get some love? His team remains undefeated which means he’s now 14 and 0 – the best record ever for a first-year NFL head coach. But all we seem to know is […]

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Bryant Gumbel: Still Cool Under Pressure

Posted: 9th December 2009 by DavidBurnett in Media
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Bryant Gumbel can really rub you the wrong way. There is something not quite right about him at times. Maybe its the arrogance he sometimes exudes. Despite that, he is also celebrated as one of the most well-prepared and brilliant interviewers of our time. On Regis and Kelly the other day, Gumbel, the erudite TV […]

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Almost every year I get angry the second week of December. That’s when the Heisman Trophy winner – symbolizing the nation’s best college football player – is announced. It’s rarely the right guy. I’d be shocked if the right guy gets handed the trophy on Saturday. The politics of major college football are often infuriating […]

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Crying for Acceptance

Posted: 4th December 2009 by DavidBurnett in NBA
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For many other players it would have simply been a happy homecoming. Another feel good end of a career story. But we’re talking about Allen Iverson. Iverson is one of the greatest one-on-one talents to have ever played the game of basketball. If there was a pound-for-pound, inch-for-inch crown, the 6 foot tall 175 pound […]

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Tiger’s Truth and Consequences

Posted: 2nd December 2009 by DavidBurnett in Golf, Tiger, Tiger Woods
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As malicious as the tabloids can often be, there is sometimes a grain of truth in those stories. Sometimes there’s a huge grain of truth. And today Tiger Woods came as close to admitting to the affairs alleged by the tabloids as he ever will. He said in a statement released on his website that […]

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