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Hockey Fans! I Tried!

December 20, 2007 |

It was last Saturday, December 15. My wife was Christmas shopping. My kids were doing something that good teenagers do on Saturday nights. (I’m not sure what that is, but they are good girls, and I trust them.) So, I’m “Married With Children” in Baltimore on a Saturday night. What am I supposed to do? [...]

Players should police themselves

December 14, 2007 |

A few years ago, Jim Palmer unwittingly indicted Brady Anderson for taking steroids. It was in the middle of a mundane Oriole broadcast, and Jim, probably in some “stream-of-consciousness” effect, claimed that the blip in Brady’s home run production in 1996 had to be the result of steroid use. After all, he had 16 homers in [...]

Ravens’ Passion…You go Bart!

December 08, 2007 |

I’ve read the complaints in the papers. I’ve heard the radio guys talk about it. To a certain extent I agree. The Bart Scotts, Samari Rolles, Chris McAlistar’s and Derrick Mason’s should blame themselves. They should concentrate on their own mistakes. They shouldn’t dwell on the ticky-tack calls by those striped-shirts.   But…I love the [...]

Corporate pumping

November 23, 2007 |

Ticket prices and attendance continue to rise. Yesterday, I jokingly wrote about how to make NBA games worth the average $52.01 ticket price. The truth is I used to be a big NBA fan. What got me to this line of thinking was an old column by ESPN’s David Aldridge. He wrote glowingly of his [...]

How to make the NBA regular season exciting

November 22, 2007 |

NBA regular season games are for the most part meaningless. Last year, every team that won as little as 41 of their 82 games made the playoffs. The Celtics have already won 9 games. Going by last year’s standards, they only need to win 31 of the next 75 to make postseason. They could wear [...]