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Memo From the Sports Desk: Shut the Hell Up ’72 Dolphins (videos of the week)

As the ground-shaking running game, nut-cutting defense and game-blasting aerial attack of the New England Patriots gets closer and closer to going undefeated and untied, the greatest donkey show on Earth is growing more Shrill than a Hillary Clinton-Nancy Pelosy catfight. That’s right, the decrepit, addled, self aggrandizing geriatrics of the 1972 Miami...

Washington Redskins Safety Taylor Murdered at Age 24

This morning, the sports world mourns the death of Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died from injuries suffered from a gunshot to the leg, severing his femoral artery. He was 24. Washington D.C. Fox Sports correspondent and broadcaster Steve Czaban should have more on his radio show (6-9 a.m.), and on his website. According to reports, Taylor was shot by burglars who...

Reads of the Day – Scot Duke on We-Ko-Pa, Czaban on the (candy) BCS

I’m going to introduce everyone to a great filmmaker and playright named George Larkin tomorrow, but today two quick hits. First, I sent Scot Duke of Business Golf fame to We-ko-pa G.C. in Scottsdale.  He played Scott Miller’s Cholla Course.  For those of you scoring at home, Coore and Crenshaw did the newer Saguaro Course. Here’s Scot’s...

Video of the Week: New York Jets Fans will be Angry

It’s got to be hell on earth for Jet fans, but look, I knew years ago that there was a cap on how far you could go with Pennington – at best the AFC Divisional round…in a good year.  I know the Ravens won the SB with a crappy QB, but the Jets defense can’t even come close to comparing…indeed precious few defenses over the last few years...

Video of the Week: Norv Turner? Aaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!

Remember how I wrote that the San Diego Chargers were right to keep Marty Schottenheimer, then two days later they reversed course and blew it by canning him? Then the lunacy continued by hiring (SCREAM OF HORROR!) NORV TURNER. Mr. .380ish winning percentage. Well This video shows how Norval Turner (that’s his real name) got the job… But as Jerry garcia...

Who to complain to when ESPN offends viewers – ohmbudsman Le Anne Schreiber

Thank goodness for ESPN ohmbudsman Le Anne Schreiber.  “What’s an ohmbudsman” you ask?  Back in college an ohmbudsman was the champion of the rights of the students.  When they had nowhere else to turn, he or she was their voice, their ersatz attorney, their supporter and their short-cut through beaurocratic red-tape.  It happened by luck that my...

MIchael Vick: The failure of a media appointed savior

He was “the most dynamic and exciting player EVER!” Now he may be just another vulgar, trouble making felon. ESPN made us believe Sundays would never be the same. But Michael Vick is facing a felony rap for hideous animal abuse. From the article: “The search warrant was issued after an informant told Brinkman there were as many as 30 dogs carcasses...

Good work from Phil Mushnick, Mike Vaccaro

Thank God Phil Mushnick had the time to slam this because I’ve been too busy to aim for the eyes.  He struck right between them. Issue:  We watch ESPN for sports information…they sell Pirates of the caribbean to us…in the middle of the broadcast.  The fused a recap of Pirates-Rockies with movie clips with a straight face.  There were more movie...

Whoops! San Diego Chargers fail Marty Schottenheimer test

Remember the article I wrote here?  About how the Chargers were right to keep Marty Schottenheimer? Scratch that last.  Egos got in the way. Well, now Marty is free to go to some other horrid franchise with a cultural footprint of losing and save their bacon.  Quick!  Name the last time a 14-2 franchise fired the head coach.  Never, that’s when.  See ya...

Fox Sports writer slams Tank Johnson slap on the wrist

Whaddya know.  We found a sportswriter not beholden to a ride in an escalade and a night at the club with an athlete.  Fox Sport’s Ian O’Connor lays out the air tight case against Tank Johnson being permitted to play in the Super Bowl. Quick! Name one other sports outlet telling you that not only was Tank arrested for pot and 550 rounds of ammo…but...

Mike Vaccaro on Rex Grossman and the Super Bowl

Mike Vaccaro made me spit up coffee all over my laptop reading my New York Post: Maybe one of these days, the Chicago Bears can find their David Wright, a man who can finally put a stop to the nonstop revolving door that has occupied the position of quarterback for the NFL’s charter franchise. There was a time when it was believed that Rex Grossman could very...