Even when the Houston Astros are innocent of blatant wrongdoing, they end up appearing guilty. The latest has to do with the breakdown in negotiations to sign free-agent righty pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year contract. You can read about it here. The muddled nature of why the negotiations broke down and what happened to make Vogelsong basically hightail it back to the San Francisco Giants – w
By Paul Lebowitz on Jan 25, 2015
It's finally dawned on the NFL that Marshawn Lynch is undeterred by fines, so they're calling an audible -- the next time Beast Mode grabs his crotch on his way into the end zone, it will result in a 15-yard penalty against the Seahawks. That should do it. Clearly rattled by the thought of having their wholesome family-friendly image jeopordized (*cough* *cough*) the NFL is doing all they can to m
By Greg Fortier on Jan 24, 2015
That’s a headline that will never become reality because the NFL doesn’t have the guts to do the right thing. Being thrown out of the Super Bowl for cheating and being replaced by the Colts is the price the Patriots should pay but won’t. The NFL investigated and found that, yes, the New England Patriots used under-inflated balls in the first half of last Sunday’s AFL championship game against the
By Barry Ellsworth on Jan 24, 2015
A few notes on Klay Thompson's record-breaking quarter: - 37 points broke the record of 33, a mark set by both George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony. - 13 may be unlucky for some, but not for Klay, who shot 13/13 in the quarter. - Klay was 9/9 from behind the 3-point arc, not counting a shot he tossed up, and made, from about 10-feet behind the arc right after a whistle blew (it didn't count, but was
By Greg Fortier on Jan 24, 2015
The NFL is a lot different than most professional workplaces, we all know that. But sometimes NFL teams do something that is a head-scratcher so strange it would never happen in the real world. Consider the case of Eric Mangini, former head coach of the New York Jets (2006-08) and the Cleveland Browns (2009-10). We congratulate Mangini, who has just been named the defensive coordinator of the San
By Joe Kukura on Jan 23, 2015
It is the National Football League story that will not go away; in part because of how it gets stranger and stranger with each plot twist, in part because it involves a franchise and a head coach with a history of cheating, and in part because people like being able to make jokes that include the word “balls.” It was just the other day that ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic we
By Zac Wassink on Jan 22, 2015
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By Barry Eitel on Jan 26, 2015
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