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?

I was born in New York City, but settled in Syracuse following a 15-year playing career. I was a member of the team that brought the only major professional sports championship to that upstate New York community, and still live there to this day. My son played at Syracuse University, and actually played professionally three […]

Cooking with Chas: A Weekly Look at What’s on the MLB Hot Stove

In the second installment of this new weekly series, I’ll be looking at some of the off-season decisions facing a couple of teams near and dear to the hearts of Clipboard readers and contributors. Following the Rockies’ trade of Matt Holliday to Oakland, the biggest name on the hot stove trading block is, of course, […]

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 […]

Tuesdays with Smitty: Props and Flops in the NFL

If you had to pick a word to describe the 2008 NFL – predictable wouldn’t be in the running. In fact, it probably wouldn’t be in the Top 10.  The 2008 season as seen superiors teams like the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas fall to the depths of mediocrity, while […]

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 […]