Your HOF Ballot

Ballots went out earlier this week for enshrinement into the 2008 Cooperstown class. Tim Raines and David Justice head the list of first-timers. Brady Anderson, Rod Beck, Shawon Dunston, Steve Finley, Travis Fryman, Chuck Knoblauch, Rob Nenn, Jose Rijo, and Todd Stottlemyre also appear for the first time. Mark McGwire, Rich Gossage, and Jim Rice […]

Degrees of Disorder

As one college sport nears its post-season, and another makes its way through the pre-conference schedule, it is only natural to expect a little disorder. Add in a little professional stuff and the result bears the resemblance of chaos. Early season hoops tourneys and non-conference games certainly whet the appetite of many an eager fan. […]

Ineptitude Bowl et al

Fe! Fi! Fo! Fum! I smelled the blood of…a steak sandwich at the Knights of Columbus. Ah yes, the family made yet another trip west to South Bend for a college football matchup. Dare I say this event is taking on an annual nature. Don’t know what I have done right to receive these blessings, […]

The Parting of the Red Sea and more

Prior to their divisional showdown with the Cowpokes, Giants’ defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, requested that his team wear its alternate red jerseys. Spagnuolo professed the Jints would gain a psychological advantage as the ‘Pokes QB, Tony Romo, would feel the pressure of the Jints’ pass rush. The only advantage gained: Romo found the parting of […]

The Ultimate Teammate

On this day where I celebrate the eighteenth anniversary with my ultimate life teammate, it is time for some audience participation. Readers, show us what you have. How do you define a teammate? Is the ultimate teammate one who always comes through in the clutch when the game is on the line? Or is the […]

So Many Questions

Another week of sports action and drama has past, and we here on the Clipboard have so much to discuss. Please take the time to weigh in on as many of the following as you wish. MLB has officially shifted into its Hot Stove League. Do any of the seasoned veterans find Joe Torre’s move […]

Lessons Learned From the ’07 MLB Post-Season

23. When doing post-game interviews, sounding like Nuke LaLoosh from Bull Durham never gets old. 22. The Sox CAN actually take the pennant more than once in a decade. For that matter they CAN win the Series more than once in a decade. 21. The Sox can win a series without Papi or Manny hitting […]

World Series, Pats-Colts & other stuff

World Series: Boston in 6. By the time the Rockies wake up from their 8 day slumber, they’ll be down 2-0. Saux clinch it in Fenway in Game 6 after winning one in Denver. Beckett will win two for Boston. Wally’s rooting interest: the Rockies. Any time the low-payroll, “come from nowhere team”, underdog can […]

BGP

Josh Beckett, yet again, proved he is a BGP – Big Game Pitcher. With his team facing elimination, in a hostile environment, against a lineup he owned less than a week ago, Beckett managed to overcome any distractions ‘Pecking’ away at him and pitched a gem. Beckett proved himself in ’03 when he pitched the […]

Super Bowl Saturday

Okay … here’s the deal. If I’m in any way interested in the Notre Dame football program “being all it can be”, then this Saturday’s tilt vs long-time rival USC is my Super Bowl this season. We’re 1-6 right now, and of our 6 losses, none have been nail-biters. We shot ourselves in the foot […]