Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.
The 2014 season is barely a quarter of the way through, but the NFL has already seen its first coaching casualty in Oakland.
Since speculating and wishing for coaches to be dumped is a passion of many fans and writers, this week’s Against The Spread speculates on those sitting on the hot seat, or with eyes wandering to their next destination.
There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.
There are also computers and the opinions of Keith Olbermann.
I actually agree with most of Olbermann’s near-seven minute rant on the nauseating year-long celebration of Derek Jeter, the parting gifts received at 18 ballparks and during the 2014 All-Star Game.
Robert Griffin III, Jamal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Ryan Mathews, Doug Martin and Vernon Davis.
The attrition, epidemic of injuries and other issues has turned the NFL upside down in the last fortnight.
This week’s Against The Spread picks includes analysis plus fantasy and other ramifications moving forward.
This wasn’t what CBS and the NFL Network had in mind for their much hyped Thursday Night Football debut, as Baltimore stands at the epicenter of the Ray Rice/Roger Goodell fecal storm. By this point Keith Olbermann has called for the resignations of Goodell, Ozzie Newsome and practically everyone else in position of authority in […]
Now that fantasy drafts have been completed (I think), I can get down to prognosticating the final win-loss records for all 32 NFL teams for 2014.
People continue to warn me against posting such predictions, since it only opens one up to ridicule come December.
All of this is true. But what is the fun of not making educated guesses and a writer putting his or her rear end on the line? Weather forecasters make a living off this daily.
Hero and liar have become four-letter words thrown out far too often. In less than 48 hours USC football player Josh Shaw became both after making up a story of jumping off a second-floor balcony to save his seven-year-old nephew from drowning as a cover-up for something else that resulted in two high-ankle sprains.
Nearly a month ago I inked a ranking of a dozen Major League Baseball managers whose jobs I considered to be on thin ice. As of now, the axe has not fallen anywhere, though things remain bleak for Walt Weiss in Colorado and Kirk Gibson in Arizona (and I’m not going to cry too hard when Gibson gets his pink slip).