Monthly Archives: October 2010

New LeBron Ad: “I’m still an arrogant ass”

If you haven’t seen LeBron James’ new ad for the-sneaker-company-that-shall-not-be-named, it’s quite the treat. In an attempt to either tell everyone who was pissed off at the selfish arrogant self serving way he handled his free agency that they should go scratch, or to rebuild his image, LeBron comes off looking more like the [...]
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Favre “retirement” clock ticking. And only 3 years too late.

I used to be a big fan of Brett Favre. For me, the turning point came when he held the Packers hostage with the first of his 46 retirement decisions and how he treated his successor, Aaron Rodgers. If Favre was truly a team player and truly cared about the organization, city and [...]
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NFL gets it right on violent hits: better now than after somebody gets killed (literally)

After a disturbing round of ultra-violence during Week 6, the NFL last week announced that “even first-time offenders face suspension for ‘devastating hits’ and ‘head shots.’” Yesterday’s action indicated, in the estimation of several analysts (who appeared to be reading from the same script at times), that the message had been “delivered and received.” Sunday’s [...]
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NHL discipline boss just doesn’t get it

I’ve been noting the National Hockey League’s fundamental cluelessness regarding the state of its game for some time now. I suspect I’m not the only one who’s voted with his wallet, either – I’ve spent barely a fraction as much on hockey, as much as I love it, since the league’s impotent response to Todd [...]
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Is Halladay already a Hall of Famer?

Yes, he’s only played for 13 seasons so far, and yes, I’m a self-described “tough grader” when it comes to who gets my vote. But on the other hand, I’ve always put a highly subjective “does he FEEL like a Hall of Famer when I’m watching his career unfold” test on players – rightfully [...]
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