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Dont Mess with 2002, Bill Simmons

March 29, 2010

So Bill Simmons decided to call 2002 a “septic tank” of college basketball.  You know what else happened in 2002?  My junior year of college.  In April of that year I sat in the Georgia Dome as my Maryland Terrapins won their first and only NCAA men’s basketball title.  The year was magical, incredible rivalry […]

Disgusted in DC

September 27, 2009

Hardest I-told-you-so of my life.  I knew we were walking into the perfect storm in Detroit and it all came true. Time to blow it up.  Get rid of Vinny, Zorn, Campbell, CP, Landry, Hall and Haynesworth.  I wish we could get rid of Snyder but it won’t happen.  I just hope they bring in […]

Where did the Footballs Go?

December 29, 2008

I love sports, all sports.  I remember once as a kid visiting family in England.  This was pre-internet, and my cousins didn’t even have cable.  I sat with my older cousin, he was probably 17 and I was 9, watching cricket.  I had no idea what was happening, but it was sports and it was […]

Skins Ready to Take Off

August 15, 2008

The 2008 season presents an interesting crossroads for the Washington Redskins.  The organizational patriarch, Joe Gibbs, resigned from the team in January of 2008 after losing a first round playoff game to the Seattle Seahawks.  The same Seattle team that knocked the Skins out of the playoffs in 2006, and in a move that wreaked […]

They Will Miss Me When I’m Gone

July 10, 2008

When the news broke that Tiger Woods would miss the remainder of golf season after knee surgery I was sad.  Not sad for Tiger, who will rehab with his gorgeous wife on their majestic Florida estate, but sad for me.  I am selfish, and I wanted more incredible golf from the world’s most famous athlete. […]

Who Thought Kobe Would be the Classy One?

June 18, 2008

 While it appears everyone is caught up in the euphoric return to the NBA crown of the Boston Celtics, I have a lingering feeling that we were tricked.  All year, the Celtics played selfless hoops; making the extra pass, providing great help defense, rebounding as a team with all five players protecting and attacking the […]

Zorn Star

April 14, 2008

It takes an inexact combination of cool, aloofness, and physical stature to pull off a flat top, a look very few men can rock.  One who can, and I had the pleasure of meeting, is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins, Mr. Jim Zorn. Through my favorite trade association the Redskins invited my buddy […]

Swallowed Whistles

March 24, 2008

Great weekend of college hoops, but what makes the NCAA tourney are the upsets.  Davidson beating the Hoyas, while not a surprise, was still tough to watch.  Western Kentucky to the Sweet 16?  Amazing!  And of course I enjoyed watching the Dukies play like the bumbling squad they are; a marginally talented team that gains […]

The Invisible Captain

February 7, 2008

A snapshot of raw emotion frozen against the backdrop of a double digit lead, Tyler Crawford looks every part the team captain.  Six foot three with muscular arms and piercing eyes, Crawford strides powerfully up and down the basketball court.  A brief 45 second span in a 75-63 Georgetown Hoya win against the Seton Hall […]


January 21, 2008