Archive for May, 2013
The Highest Paid Coaches In Us Sports0
Coaches still do not make as much money as quarterbacks or even point guards… but they still do pretty well. A good NFL coach commands a salary which reflects the high profile job that he holds. Few professions on the planet are as high profile… or as high pressured. The coach, whether he be in the More >
Selecting College Footballs Playoff Selection Committee0
Whoever ends up on this committee the NCAA has been talking to select the participants in the upcoming college football playoffs, they are going to have a difficult job before them and a thankless one as well.
No matter who these folks pick, somebody is going to disagree with them. It is really a More >
15 To 1 Underdog Oxbow Wins Preakness0
It was age before beauty at Pimlico on Saturday. Legendary thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas and veteran jockey Gary Stevens teamed up on a 15-1 long-shot named Oxbow to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes near Baltimore.
When Oxbow crossed the finish line ahead of the field, it marked More >
New NBA Championship Series Odds Are Up0
The Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA took a solid punch to the body and spirit in the first game of their seven game series against the more experienced San Antonio Spurs. The Grizz were never really in the game as the Spurs dominated the action on the floor from start to finish.
So, what does this do More >
MLB Punishes Umps For Bad Calls0
Here’s what caused all the fuss. When a MLB manager changes pitchers, the new pitcher has to face at least one batter. Most anyone who has followed or played baseball for any length of time knows rule 3.05. Incredibly, neither the team manager nor the umpires seemed to remember it that say.
When More >
Umps Should Be Seen & Not Heard0
Mr. Tom Leppard, who is the Major League Baseball Umpire Supervisor, told the press, “In the umpiring profession, we often say that an umpire has done his job well when no one knows he’s there.”
That sounds about right, but, that’s not what has been happening in ball parks around the country of More >
SEC Ponders Scheduling Nine Conference Games0
Being a member of college football’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a great source of pride to the member schools, their coaches, fans and athletes. Considerable bragging rights come with membership in the SEC. Seven national championship titles in a row can not be denied. But, there is a little More >
Mickey Mantle’s Corked Bat To Be Auctioned Off0
Mickey Mantle was one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game. He was a switch hitter who could bang them out to either field at will it seemed and many a big league pitcher dreaded seeing him come up to the plate.
Hall of Fame Catcher and former Yankees Manager Bill Dickey More >
Who Invented Baseball?0
When we were growing up it was common knowledge that Abner Doubleday was the man who invented the game of baseball. It was in all the books. It seems that the famous A.G. Spalding headed a five-star panel of baseball experts to do a highly publicized investigation into the origins of the game. More >