Clinton Portis Released by Redskins

We all know that the life span of an NFL running back is short. Clinton Portis, one of the toughest and most hardworking ball-carriers, has been cut by the Washington Redskins. A slew of injuries hindered his on-field appearances in the last few years, but Portis has always had a reputation for playing through pain [...]

Albert Pujols Calls Contract Questions Disrespectful

Albert Pujols recently gave a great interview to KFNS in St. Louis about how fantastic the Cardinals fans were, how he defied projections after he got drafted, and the contract talks. Here is one of the best quotes from the interview: “I just told you guys a week and a half ago that it’s over, [...]

[Video] Julius “Dr. J” Erving Interview

Check out my video interview with legendary baller Julius “Dr. J” Erving on He talked about how the game has changed, whether he’s a better dunker than Blake Griffin, and shared his thoughts on LeBron James. This was one of my favorite interviews. //

Adam Wainwright, Tommy John, and the Five Stages of Grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying in 1969. In it, she details the five stages of grief, which would become the Kübler-Ross model: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Really, I’m not so shallow as to equate the loss of Adam Wainwright to Tommy John surgery with actual death or tragedy. However, [...]

Cam Newton: What Not to Say

Guest Post by Abdul Yaro, Edited by Susan Shan Former Auburn University quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton did little this week to dispel rumors that he lacks the character and maturity required to be an elite quarterback and leader in the National Football League. In a phone interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter [...]

#SSsports Chat Highlights 2/23/11

If you missed Wednesday night’s #SSsports Twitter chat, there are some highlights below. And, thanks to @alaskansurveyor, we have a gorgeous sunrise (look at the bottom) for our #SSsports picture! On the blockbuster trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams… @CallMeRonnieD: @dmercer512 The #Knicks might’ve only given up role players but messed up their Cap [...]

#SSsports Chat Topics 2/23/11

This has been such a big week in sports. I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the headlines, which should make for a very interesting chat. Please follow the chat from the Twitter account @SusanShanChat. There is only one requirement: please hashtag all tweets with #SSsports. To find out more about the [...]

Hank Steinbrenner Rips MLB’s Revenue Sharing and Luxury Tax

New York Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner had some choice words for revenue sharing and the luxury tax. Not surprisingly, he wants changes to be made. The Associated Press wrote: Steinbrenner also said baseball’s revenue sharing and luxury tax programs need changes, and that Commissioner Bud Selig is open to the idea. Steinbrenner said he doesn’t [...]

New York Knicks’ Big Three Really Happening?

With the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks are one step closer to having their own Big Three. If you remember, Chris Paul described this scenario in July during Anthony’s wedding celebration in New York: According to a person who spoke with wedding attendee Amar’e Stoudemire, Paul made the reference during a speech [...]

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