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 […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 11/2-11/9

Another week and another buffet table of choices for the POTW. I am going with Notre Dame. No, not the ND football team – rather the Fightin’ Irish hockey team. In a rematch of last year’s finals the Irish went into Chestnut Hill and took down the Eagles of Boston College – 4-1. It’s only […]

Who am I?

While runnin’ the offense for Tark’s Rebs I averaged 11 points and almost seven assists per game. My future looked bright, but potential proved to be a scorned mistress. I spent time on both coasts, but I never regained the flair I had in college. After 11 seasons in the NBA with six teams, I […]

Breaking down the AP Pre-Season Poll – #s 6-10

Michigan State returns last year’s leading scorer – junior, Raymar Morgan, and leading rebounder – senior, Goran Suton. Tom Izzo preaches rebounding as a means to the promised land (I’m trying to imagine a game between UConn and MSU – that wouldn’t be for the faint of heart). His war drill – characterized as football […]

Who am I?

A review of my career stats can cause quite a heated debate. On one hand I struck out over 100 times in 9 of my 19 seasons. I fanned more often than I scored during 11 seasons. In fact upon retirement I struck out more than anyone in the history of the Major Leagues. Hard […]