Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ten Stitches and Pouring Blood Don't Stop Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer is a starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and he is not fazed by blood pouring from his finger. He was ready to pitch on October 17 against Toronto in the American League Championship Series, as expected. What was not expected was that several days before, he suffered a gruesome gash on the little finger of his pitching hand.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Did Charlie Strong Save His Job For Another Week?

University of Texas football coach Charlie Strong has been  under fire for his underperforming team. In his third season as head coach, Strong has so far been unable to bring football glory back to Austin. After starting this season 2-3, rumors continue swirl that Strong's time at UT is limited. Will the October 15 win over Iowa State save his job?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

How To Enjoy the Playoffs If Your Team Is Not In It

What happens when your favorite Major League Baseball team is out of the playoffs? Is the season over for you? Are you forced to give up baseball, earlier than you really wanted to? Sure, you can watch football and hockey, but baseball rules – what are you going to do?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Will Charlie Strong Be Fired?

Charlie Strong has as difficult a job as exists in American sports. A  head football coach at a major university is constantly under scrutiny, and lives with high expectations from the school and its supporters. Such a job can be rewarding if you win. It can be short-lived if you lose. Unfortunately for Strong, his team is not performing up to standards, and that kind of scenario usually ends with a pink slip.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Dak and Tony Show

The Dallas Cowboys will soon have a serious decision to  make. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has played well in early season games, while long time starter Tony Romo recovers from a back injury. Some feel that Prescott should remain the starter when Romo returns, while others are ready for the old veteran to resume his role.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Go Away Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte has worn out his welcome as a pubic figure. His ridiculous antics at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics cemented his reputation as a liar, unworthy of admiration or sympathy. It would be best for all of us if he disappeared from public view and was never heard from again.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Short Sightedness of Tony George

Photo courtesy  Thilo Parg [CC BY-SA 3.0*     
While watching part of the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen back in September, I was reminded of the short sightedness of Tony George. George's IndyCar Series is now the only allegedly 'major league' open wheel series left in the US, after he killed Champ Car. The problem with IndyCar, is that it is slowly dying, soon to be buried along with its former rival. Healthy competition can breed excellence, while a lack of it can cause the unchallenged to get lazy.