I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw!

I can see it now, the new NFL Network commercial. It pans to a diner and instead of Joe Montana cooking, it’s Tiki Barber. The two guys sitting at the counter are looking at the menu when they look up and say: ” So Tiki, help us out. How does crow taste? ” Enough said.. […]

Conference Play the Remedy for Complacency et al

Anyone concerned that the College Hoops’ season was beginning to become predictable need not worry. Conference play offered the right dosage to ward off any complacency. Three of the top nine and eight of the top twenty-five fell to conference opponents on Saturday. Gary Williams and his Terrapins proved to be giant killers once again, […]

Bobby Orr’s 74-75 Season Passes the Test of Time

By Paul Gotham In light of Tom Brady’s other-worldly accomplishments over the previous four months our friends over at ESPN.com ran a series on the greatest individual seasons in the history of sport. The articles caught my interest, and got me thinking about the most impressive individual I have witnessed over the course of a […]

Diamond Dinner 2008

When the Thrilla speaks, the Clipboard listens. In case you missed his recent post, Thrilla included this link for the upcoming Monroe Community College Diamond Dinner. Many of the greats in Rochester baseball lore will be in attendance: Dave Chamberlain, Joe Altobelli, Johnny Antonelli, Tim Redding, and Dave Brust. All proceeds go to the MCC […]

’07 Clipboards and National Chan’ship

Many thanks to all who helped select the Clipboards. The winners are: Individual performance of the year: [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=d1Px-jPm_TU]] Upset of the year: [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=fumxmR416t4&feature=related]] Comeback of the year: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CKj6-QQIns&feature=related] Jaw-Dropper of the year: [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=2wyYgMTbMgM&feature=related] Comment of the year: Reynell’s commentary on ‘Lessons Learned From the ’07 MLB Post-Season’: Satisfaction will be the death of desire for […]

Basking in the Glow of Big Blue and Calling Out Big D

7 plays. 71 yards. :46. Now that’s why I watch sports! I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. Possibility exists the Giants have never been that efficient on offense – not in Super Bowl XXI when Simms performed like a surgeon, not when they ran a fourteen play drive over the first 9:29 of the […]

Packers Journal Entry: Playoff Football at Lambeau

Playoff football at Lambeau means more than football. Hope all enjoyed Favre and the Pack’s performance. 4:05 – Much to my surprise the game started close to the announced time. I leisurely finished watching the UCLA / Washington St. game, stayed tune to find out the next matchup on FSN – Cal / Oregon State, […]

Do Coaches Ever Find Greener Grass?

by Paul Casey Gotham Here I am in Upstate New York finding myself thinking of greener grass. Maybe it’s the recent ‘heat wave’ of sorts – back-to-back 60 degree days in January (hard to argue with Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’) – that’s got me considering the yard work. Of course it’s not the literal grass […]

Coughlin has earned his due

He might have been born in Waterloo, New York, but Tom Coughlin knows a little what the California fires must feel like. No disrespect meant to the fine people of the Golden State; Tom Coughlin has known nothing but heat since he took his job as head coach of the New York Giants. Now he […]

Can College Football Be Fixed?

By Paul Gotham Monday night college football will crown its champion. In the climate-controlled comfort of the Louisiana Superdome the Ohio State Buckeyes and Louisiana State Tigers will vie for ultimate bragging rights. Of course this ending will continue the discussion of the BCS (Bowl Collusion Syndicate) and its validity. Opponents of the BCS will […]