John Eisenberg

Columnist

Recent Articles

  • Bernardini towers over 3-year-old peers now

    When Barbaro broke down in the Preakness, it was widely believed that horse racing had been denied its first Triple Crown winner since 1978 and that Bernardini's victory at Pimlico would soon be dismissed as little more than a footnote to a somber event. But like baseball and golf, racing tends...

  • U.S. might be finished wasting its hoop riches

    There isn't a more inspiring sight in sports than supreme potential being fully realized, as opposed to being wasted. Tiger Woods certainly isn't wasting his otherworldly gifts; his runaway victory in the PGA Championship last weekend left him just six major titles shy of Jack Nicklaus' all-time...

  • Former Towson basketball coach Terry Truax is on the move again, this time taking his academics-first approach to a North Carolina high school power.

    TRANSITION GAME

  • If McNair stays fit, all is well on offense

    The Ravens have an offense. Finally. That's the message to take away from the team's first two preseason games. Your eyes aren't deceiving you. You aren't experiencing some heat-related summertime hallucination. The first-team offense is moving the ball up and down the field with new quarterback...

  • Money far from cure-all for O's

    When the Orioles' nascent Mid-Atlantic Sports Network finally struck a deal with Comcast recently, it supposedly meant the team now would have more money to spend. The fans, desperate for reasons to feel hopeful near the end of a ninth straight losing season, took that as a positive development....

  • Simply put, McNair ran the offense

    The "new" Brian Billick is saying less in 2006, but he hasn't lost his fastball. Asked the other day what he wanted Steve McNair to accomplish in the Ravens' preseason opener against the New York Giants, Billick said he wanted to see his new quarterback "articulate the offense." I'm guessing that...

  • Juicing dilutes legacy of baseball

    I probably shouldn't admit this, but I went through the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time on a recent vacation. Not surprisingly, I left wondering how I could have waited so long. Touring the Hall (FYI, it took me two days) only strengthened my respect for the...

  • Ravens played hand perfectly with R. Lewis

    If there was anything to learn from Ray Lewis smiling and giving an upbeat "State of Me" address as training camp opened yesterday, it's that the Ravens were right just to sit back and do nothing while their star linebacker's relatively tumultuous offseason played itself out. In the final reckoning,...

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