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23
Oct
07

Hoping For A Super Day For Dungy. Archived 1/26/07

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My heart bleeds for Tony Dungy for two reasons. Only one reason has to do with football. Continue reading ‘Hoping For A Super Day For Dungy. Archived 1/26/07’

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23
Oct
07

Remembering Hank. Archived 3/09/07

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Next Thursday, two words will grab everyone’s attention – March Madness.

Those two words bring me to a name, Hank Gathers Continue reading ‘Remembering Hank. Archived 3/09/07’

23
Oct
07

Sixty Years of Brothas on the Gridiron.

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I’ve been laboring for weeks on how to acknowledge the 60th anniversary of the color barrier being broken in professional football. I could go on for days about Jim Brown, Deacon Jones, and Deion Sanders. And while they deserve credit for bringing pro football to the forefront and “Prime Time” of American sports, there were those that came before the signing bonuses and sneaker deals whose only luxury came from playing the game that they loved in exchange for minimal pay and sometimes hostile treatment. The Civil Rights Movement only reached its peak in the 1960’s; it was fought in locker rooms of professional teams with as much intensity as inside any Southern diner long before protest marches became commonplace. Continue reading ‘Sixty Years of Brothas on the Gridiron.’

20
Oct
07

Birds Getting Healthier As They Approach .500.

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After last weeks step-sister ugly win against the New York Jets, the Eagles can see some light at the end of what seemed to be a winding tunnel.

A 2-3 record looks so much better than 1-4, but the opponent this week is no pushover (like the Jets proved not to be) in the Chicago Bears, who come with a banged up but still effective defense and the NFL’s most dangerous player in Devin Hester.

The Eagles can take solace in the fact that some injuries that may have hampered the team  are starting to heal and some much needed help is on the way, most notably in cornerback Lito Sheppard and safety Brian Dawkins.

Expect a  slugfest between to teams that could be headed in two different directions by Sunday night.

19
Oct
07

Joe Torre Does It His Way.

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I’m not the least bit upset that Joe Torre turned down a one-year $5 million deal from the New York Yankees, the deal carried incentives that would make the deal worth $8 million.

The deal would also give Torre a lame duck status throughout the 2008 season, something a manager of his stature does not deserve.

Torre managed the Bronx Bombers for twelve seasons, of those twelve seasons he won 4 World Championships he made the playoffs all twelve of his seasons at the helm.

He has managed through the illness of his brother, he has managed through 9/11 and during those times he has managed with dignity and class.

The ripple effect of Torre’s departure is bound to effect the Steinbrenner’s and the Yankees’ immediate future…stay tuned.

16
Sep
07

Oden Grounded For the 2007 Season.

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Portland Trailblazers #1 draft pick Greg Oden will be sidelined for the 2007 due to micro fracture surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee.

This brought to mind the Sam Bowie pick over Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft.
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I don’t believe that Oden will be anything like Bowie, in fact Oden will be a perenial All-Star and one of the new many faces that the NBA will market.

The only downside to this is that he will be one year behind Kevin Durant in his NBA development.

Look on the brightside Blazer fans…you could have the 76’ers as your team

16
Sep
07

Patriot Games.

57936620-9ac0-466b-821f-b0b54cba596b_thumbnail.jpgBill Belichick was caught last week stealing signs against the N.Y. Jets last week. I don’t know what’s more discouraging; the fact that he was warned by Commissioner Roger Goodell prior to last week or the fact that he was stealing signs from the not-so-good Jets.

I wonder what the reaction would’ve been if this had been Tony Dungy? We wouldn’t be so amazed at the audible capability of Peyton Manning and of course the Colts Super Bowl Championship would be called into question.