Who am I?

20,000 points, 6,600 boards, 6,100 dishes, 2nd team All-American, 1st team All-NBA, 2nd team All-NBA, 3rd team All-NBA, 10 All-Star games, a spot in Springfield? Yeah, those are all nice, but I’m missing one thing: a championship. Call me Mr. 2nd Place because I have lived next door to first place my whole career. We […]

Performance of the week (POTW) 11/10-11/16

Have I mentioned my love for three yards and a cloud of dust? Okay so that saying has become outdated with all the turf fields showing up in the NFL. Still, I love smash-mouth football. Especially when the Giants do the smashing. Give my POTW to the offensive line of the New York Giants: Shaun […]

Who am I?

Yeah, I’ve played in a Pro Bowl. Even was first-team All Pro one time. I was drafted by a Super Bowl winner. I played for a Super Bowl winner. I mastered the winds off Lake Erie. I rank in the top ten of points scored, field goals made, field goals attempted, and field goal percentage. […]

Who am I?

If only induction to the Hall in Cooperstown could be earned in one season, because my rookie year was magic. I electrified crowds for a summer and delighted fans with my quirky behavior. When it was all said and done 605,677 people filed through the turnstiles for the home games I started. Overall, 901,239 folks […]

Breaking down the pre-season AP: #s16-20

A quick glance at the Golden Eagles’ starting lineup could raise a few eyebrows. First year coach, Buzz Williams, will start four seniors and one junior. Of those starters senior forward, Dwight Burke, is the tallest at 6’8”. Yes, Marquette will create match-up problems for themselves and opponents. Seniors, Dominic James, Jerel McNeal, and Wesley […]

Who am I?

If the NFL ever gave out an award for the cleanest jersey worn by a starting defensive back, I would have dominated. Yeah I knew how to defend my man before he caught the ball. And those fifty-three picks? Man I got to the sideline when I needed. Kickoffs and punt returns were a little […]

Breaking down the AP Pre-Season Poll: #s 11-15

Continuing our look at the Associated Press pre-season poll. In the past week I have reviewed 1-5 and 6-10 (and Rey thought he was the only writer who shamelessly linked his own stuff) Five starters return from a Boilermaker squad that went 25-9 last year. But the sophomore jinx watch is on high alert in […]

Who am I?

I earned the reputation as being calm under pressure when as I freshman I led my school to the national title. I averaged just under 16 points and 8 boards per game for my scholastic career. I did earn second team All-American before graduating. From there I never lived up to expectations. In 11 seasons […]

Who am I?

I suppose you can blame me for this rush of young punks who think they are ready for the pro hard wood. I wasn’t the first, but I sure did lead others into thinking that the road to the promised land was easy. In 19 seasons I wrote the ten commandments of boards. I rank […]

Ebbsfleet taking on the status quo

By Paul Casey Gotham American sports has a few tales of woe as owners have taken their teams and moved on to greener pastures leaving behind a trail of broken hearts. The Irsay family decided they had had enough of 33rd Street and decided to make a midnight passage to Indianapolis with their Colts. Memories […]