| Dec 10, 2007
Though it didn't garner giant headlines in Baltimore, the news last week that the late Walter O'Malley will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in July couldn't help but make me wonder anew when they'll get around to...
| Jul 29, 2009
Today's flash points include a Harvard professor, Supreme Court nominee and vilified quarterback.
Say hello to Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Michael Vick.
We sports types will leave Gates to sociologists and Sotomayor to the Senate. But...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:11 AM
As I parked next to the truck in downtown El Centro, I could tell the gentlemen working on it were my kind of guys.
The two were standing next to a pickup with a fresh paint job. It looked wondrous, beautiful, moving, profound. The track was painted...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
There's no question now: UCF absolutely has to go to the Big East.
Boise State and USF.
When word began leaking out Friday that Boise State would soon be joining the Big East, UCF's decision...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:11 PM
The New Orleans Saints are toast. The Arizona Cardinals have turned the corner. It's time for Norv Turner, Rex Ryan and Andy Reid to go.
Some of those bold statements might hold up this NFL season, but some will sound absurd in a few months.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Is this really a big deal? One USC football player changing his number shouldn't warrant this much attention.
Answer: I'll grant you that one USC jersey swap against Colorado at the Coliseum is not as...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Sherrick McManis came off the end to block a punt and Corey Wootton came up the middle to return it for a touchdown in Tennessee, and I’m thinking, Dave Toub might be one more Devin Hester touchdown return away from getting a head coaching job.
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:45 PM
It is one of the ironies of life that the same nice old man could spend his golden years being villified in one provincial medium-sized metropolis and lionized in another, but Art Modell didn't have much time for irony. He preferred humor.
He was quick...
| Aug 29, 2012
Eight is enough.
Eight would be great.
And with apologies to Al Davis: “Just win eight, baby!”
That is what the Florida Gators should be shooting for this season:
The Magic 8 Ball.
As much as UF's royally spoiled fans don't want to hear...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A while back I was on a hot streak predicting the outcome of Notre Dame’s football seasons. A couple of years I was dead on with the final record. Last few of years I was real happy not to be a betting man because I would be even more broke than I...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:12 PM
So far, this has been the most documented, celebrated and agonized-over NBA season ever in Los Angeles. For the first time, we multiply everything by two.
And then, as if we needed more focus, more reason to follow the bouncing ball more closely and...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:15 PM
By most accounts, the odds are long.
Late Ravens owner Art Modell will be among the 17 finalists (15 modern era candidates and two from the seniors committee) on Saturday when voters determine which NFL greats will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall...