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LeBron James & ESPN’s Summit Rivaling MTV’s Hills for Gossip & Drama

Picture four old ladies sitting on a porch gossiping about the latest rumors in town. Welcome to ESPN’s NBA Free Agency Summit 2010 featuring Mike Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser, Dan Le Batard, and Bill Simmons. It went something like this: Tony: Let’s get our round table discussion started. So, where does everyone think LeBron is going? [...]

The Two Escobars: ESPN’s 30 for 30 Masterpiece

Suddam Hussein’s eldest son, Uday, used to torture Iraqi soccer players at the former Olympic committee headquarters in Baghdad after draws and losses. The building’s basement torture cell housed a sarcophagus, amongst other equipment, “with long nails pointing inward from every surface, including the lid, so victims could be punctured and suffocated.” In Iraq, playing [...]

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MLB Strike Zone: Rejecting Machines in Favor of Psychology

This is a baseball column, I promise. When I played semi-professional poker, I was never one of those multi-tabling freaks who had 10 tables open simultaneously on PokerStars or UltimateBet. I strongly preferred live poker. First and foremost, poker is a psychological game. Don’t listen to the players who tell you that it’s all about [...]

Stephen Strasburg Wins Second Start, Goes Home to Wife

Strasburg-mania has hit a feverish pitch. Ever since TBS announced that it would replace the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox game with the Washington Nationals vs. Cleveland Indians game, the nation has been anticipating Stephen Strasburg’s second MLB start. And it was not disappointing. His stat line of 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, [...]

Lou Piniella, Head Case, Sounds Off Again

The world of Major League Baseball is afire with another Lou Piniella outburst. This time, he sounded off about White Sox TV color commentator Steve Stone and WGN radio and TV personality David Kaplan. Apparently, he thought that Kaplan had called Piniella “ridiculous” when in reality, Kaplan merely said about Tyler Colvin, “If he is [...]

Pac-16 Realingment Talks and Other Rumors

This has been a crazy day in college sports. First, the Pac-10 announced that Colorado will leave the Big 12 and join the Pac-10. Now, every news source has an angle on how the rest of the Big 12 will realign with other conferences, including this report by a Kansas City television station that Texas [...]

John Wooden Embraced Life and Death

ESPN columnist Rick Reilly asked the 99-year-old John Wooden in an interview, “Are you afraid to die?” Wooden said, “No, I’m not afraid to die. Why should I be afraid? That’s the most wonderful thing that will ever happen. It really is. Once, I was afraid of dying. Not anymore.” “Fear of leaving does not [...]

Hannah Storm… Again. Susan Shan Fills in for Tony Kornheiser.

Remember when PTI’s Tony Kornheiser called out Hannah Storm in February for her “horrifying, horrifying outfit”? Actually, Kornheiser’s exact words were: “She’s got on red go-go boots and a Catholic school plaid skirt way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. And she’s got on her typically very, very [...]

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