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STARS STEPPING UP IN NBA PLAYOFFS

May 25, 2009 |

If you have watched any of these amazing NBA playoff games, it is apparent that to win you have to have not only stars, but superstars.  To win the NBA championships, your superstars must produce when it matters most.  This year’s playoffs are the epitome of this statement.  Between the play of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, [...]

A WORLD CLASS EVENT FOR CHARM CITY

May 11, 2009 |

In just over two months (July 24) Chelsea FC and AC Milan will play at M&T Bank Stadium in a world class event. Yes, it’s an exhibition match or friendly as they call it in soccer, but for Baltimore and the area it’s huge.  These are two of the most storied club teams in the [...]

NBA AND NHL PLAYOFFS ARE DELIVERING QUALITY PERFORMANCES

May 02, 2009 |

“Where Amazing Happens” is the NBA’s marketing slogan; the series between Bulls and Celtics has more than lived up to this moniker.   Overtimes, buzzer beaters, and incredible individual performances have added up to one of the greatest series in the history of sports.  Seeing players step up has made it so much fun to [...]

A GREAT AMERICAN COACH

April 21, 2009 |

In the lexicon of great American coaches, names that come to the top are Vince Lombardi, Casey Stengel, John Wooden, Joe Torre, Phil Jackson and Scotty Bowman.  One coach, whose name is often not mentioned but undoubtedly should be, is Herb Brooks.   Unlike Drew Forrester, Nestor Aparicio, Ed Frankovic or Keith Melchior, I am [...]

BASEBALL’S MUST-HAVE STAT: QUALITY STARTS

April 14, 2009 |

I know what you are thinking: the last thing baseball needs is another statistic. It would be like the Yankees adding another free agent. But folks, baseball desperately needs this one to become its bellwether stat. The stat is “quality starts.” Right now it is a loosely held stat referred to more by media types [...]