Barça's €142million Bargain

Barça's €142million Bargain

Merely winning a domestic title is but a modest objective for the mega-clubs. So the fact that Barcelona is already running away from chief rival Real Madrid and others in the La Liga race is not necessarily the reason ...

6 Seconds to History

6 Seconds to History

This will likely be the only time we'll ever see Andreas Athanasiou and Alex Ovechkin in the same sentence. But dude's matched the precocious Russian in at least one NHL category. Sending fans home really early when they were preparing ..

It's Good to Be Feisty

It's Good to Be Feisty

Although it can seem like Barcelona and Real Madrid clash every other week, they actually do take time to tolerate other clubs. Mainly because that's how league schedules work. Fans seemingly expect those two to prevail ..


Red Shirt Syndrome Strikes Again

Red Shirt Syndrome Strikes Again

It's everywhere. The dude in the red shirt syndrome. Made famous by those doomed extras on the original Star Trek, this malady attacks anyone who takes routine matters for granted. And that never bodes well for your side ...

All Our Times Will Come

All Our Times Will Come

As Father Time shuffled out the final ours of 2017, he decided to take a few last-minute souvenirs with him. Like the perfect records of Villanova, Arizona State, and TCU. So, if the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers do the same champagne cork popping ...

Meet the Undefeated Champions

Meet the Undefeated Champions

Gotta say, the Auburn Tigers were pretty damn impressive in this one. They were able to match South Florida's effort in staying within a touchdown of the UCF Golden Knights. Sure, there's sour-grapes bitching by players from the Plains, but ...


A College Education Pays Off

A College Education Pays Off

There's a veritable cornucopia of screwy things in the NFL, and the draft is one of them. Not necessarily the way amateur players are dispersed to the clubs, but in the money that's doled out with it. It's inherent. In a league where ...

A DNP Gets a Standing O

A DNP Gets a Standing O

The last time this little dude hit the hardwood, he was wearing Celtics colors. Isaiah Thomas did alright in them, too. It's not often anyone gets mentioned in the same Boston breath as Larry Bird, but there he is, scoring a team-record 29 points in ...

Gotta Be an Alternate Universe

Gotta Be an Alternate Universe

College football can but hope they're not gonna get a rehash of the 2012 BCS championship. It came after a slugfest in the trenches during SEC play when LSU outkicked Alabama for a 9-6 victory. One result besides tanking ratings was ...


Rangers Chill Sabres Outdoors

Rangers Chill Sabres Outdoors

The event that led to what's now the NHL's signature regular-season event began in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium in 2003. They called it the Heritage Classic, with the Oilers hosting Montréal's Canadiens ...

The Wordless Quote

The Wordless Quote

Washington State's Mike Leach draws a crowd for more than his stripped-down, read-&-react offense that fires footballs all over the place. Dude's virtually guaranteed to provide a refreshing change from boring, coach-speak comments ...

The Comeback Shirt

The Comeback Shirt

Look around, and you'll find lotsa SMH moments when dudes turn into supernerds in their quest to find an edge on the sportsbooks. Usually, that means delving into statistical data that numbs sensibilities. It's hella easier to wait for TCU to play ...



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