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Joe Girardi and the fate of a Yankee manager

Long ago, the head man of the Yankees in the dugout was a very, very high profile job in the sporting world. However, it seems like Joe Girardi’s 10-year run in New York has been for the most part without controversy and somewhat quiet. Perhaps that is why he has lasted 10-years. The Yankees had… Keep Reading

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Rick Pitino out at Louisville

Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich have been fired according to ESPN. According to WDRB-TV in Louisville, Adidas hired Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich’s daughter month’s before it struck a $160 million deal to be the official shoe/apparel licensor for the school.  According to WAVE-TV in Louisville, athletic director Tom Jurich was asked to… Keep Reading

Sports TV

Tony Romo is a hit for CBS

—Much like the peeks and valleys of his NFL career, we were not entirely sure what we would get with Tony Romo on TV. But people tend to like what he brought to Sunday’s game as the lead analyst teamed with Jim Nantz on CBS’ No. 1 NFL team for Sunday’s Titans-Raiders game. Romo had… Keep Reading

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A $500,000 fine means little to the Lakers or Pacers

Thursday the NBA announced the Los Angeles Lakers have been fined $500,000 for tampering with a player under contract with the Indiana Pacers by the name of Paul George who had informed the latter he would be leaving for Los Angeles when his contract expires next summer. The Pacers had a right to be upset… Keep Reading

Pigskin

Chaos and the Cowboys

Jerry Jones actually had some good points Tuesday at Cowboys camp in Oxnard, California. Dressed in his on field persona, Jones was in his Cowboys gear, blue baseball camp, blue t-shirt and was addressing the throngs and hordes of media. The Cowboys, as traditionally has been the case, are a bastion of off-field chaos. As training… Keep Reading

Sports Media

Adrian Wojnarowski to ESPN, what it means

Very rarely in the days of current 2017 Sports Media-19 years after the launch of ESPN.com-does any web sportswriter have a claim to fame purely on the basis of his reporting. NFL reporter Adam Schefter of ESPN fame is highly regarded and quite recognizable purely on the basis of his reporting, but he is a… Keep Reading

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Warriors-Thunder: Much ado about nothing

It’s the lull in the NBA season. March Madness grabbed the basketball spotlight and the playoff race seems even less interesting as the division between contenders and pretenders is clear. The Oklahoma City Thunder are not contenders. The Golden State Warriors are yet. It was a simple story on a Sunday afternoon when the NBA… Keep Reading

Yardwork

The quest to make every game matter

As the NBA All-Star game dutifully concluded a few weekends ago in New Orleans, an alarm went off among certain persons involved in the NBA.  This product was particularly bad. A 192-182 shoot around was not the same product of the 80’s and 90’s where the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night on NBC was just… Keep Reading

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