The West is a Point Guard Lovers Paradise

NBA fans have to enjoy the point guard match ups playing out in the Western Conference. Chris Paul and his Hornets vs. Tony Parker and the Spurs, Deron Williams and the Jazz vs. Derek Fisher and the Lakers – does it make me Captain Obvious to suggest these guys are the top four at their […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 4/28-5/4

This week’s POTW comes from college softball. Central Washington’s Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace earned POTW by helping an opponent to victory. Huh? Did you read that right? Yes, Holtman and Wallace get this week’s honor by assisting the opposition. When Western Oregon University’s Sara Tucholsky tore her ACL celebrating her first career home run, […]

The Horses Are Out Of The Barn

Wish I could write a poignant piece about today’s 134th ‘Run for the Roses’. Any such attempt would serve as nothing more than folly. I have paid marginal (at best) attention to the thoroughbreds. Secretariat’s record-breaking runs in’73 and Affirmed fighting off Alydar to win the Triple Crown in ’78 made for great entertainment. I […]

Cover letter to Donnie Walsh

Dear Mr. Walsh: Please accept this letter as application for the position as head coach of the New York Knickerbockers. Enclosed you will find my resume, but I would like to emphasize a few important points. I have spent the last fourteen years working as an English teacher. While this experience may not seem directly […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 4/21-4/27

Tony Parker must have grown weary of being an after thought in all the conversations regarding the top point guards in the NBA. Friday night Parker looked possessed as he dropped 41, handed out 12 assists, and grabbed 5 boards in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarter-finals. All this came after Parker scored 32 […]

Eleven Degrees of LaTroy Hawkins

Yankee reliever, LaTroy Hawkins, recently learned a little about the value of a number. Wanting to honor his hero, Roberto Clemente, Hawkins chose to don the #21. Little did the 13-year veteran know how possessive the denizens of the Bronx can be. After hearing some boos and feeling some pressure from Derek Jeter and Mariano […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 4/14-4/20

May seem like one of the more obvious decisions in the history of sports, but Donny Walsh’s choice to take the New York Knicks in a new coaching direction merits my POTW. Maybe now those eighty some Knick games that I can watch won’t be mistaken for Comedy Central. Who’s your POTW?

Danny Federici

A pause from our usual sports banter to remember the life of E Street keyboardist, Danny Federici who earlier this week lost his battle to melanoma. While Federici never grabbed the spotlight like Bruce or the other endearing personalities of the E Street Band (Miami Steve or Clarence Clemons), his contributions never went unnoticed. ‘The […]