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Catch This

Ah, sports columnists…. So right after Mitch Albom tells you “Forget the controversial almost-touchdown by Calvin Johnson that nearly won the game,” he writes 647 words about the controversial almost-touchdown by Calvin Johnson that nearly won the game. It’s a good thing I forgot about the controversial almost-touchdown by Calvin Johnson that nearly won the… (read more)

Pick A Winner!

You’re following the Cup, right? No, not that one. This one. The oldest soccer competition in America has reached the quarterfinal stage after DC United and Seattle advanced out of third round matches last night (highlights of the Sounders/Timbers match are here). In this third round, MLS teams went 5-1-2 against lower-level competition (the two… (read more)

Catching Up On Several Things

Sorry I’ve been remiss in posting much of interest lately. Real life has intervened. Here are a few things in my brain today: I can sum up ESPN’s latest “30 For 30″ documentary, Straight Outta LA for you thusly: Los Angeles reflected the Raiders, the Raiders reflected Los Angeles, Los Angeles reflected gangsta rap, gangsta… (read more)

Two For Tuesday

I had yesterday off (like a lot of Americans – thanks, 1880 US Congress!) and my son and I went to ASU’s soccer stadium to watch the (more or less) Chicago Fire play the (more or less) Vancouver Whitecaps in a preseason exhibition match. Chicago beat Vancouver 4-1 behind two goals from trialist Collins John… (read more)

These People Don’t Know More Than You, They Just Have Better Seats

People who want you to believe they can predict what’s going to happen in the NFL are funny. Case in point, “NFL expert” Adam Schein, whose predictions this week would have to be a lot better than his predictions of last week to be, uh, expert predictions. “Joe Flacco outplays Tom Brady. In a game… (read more)

Why You Shouldn’t Take Sports Columnists Too Seriously

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2009: “Making (USC true freshman quarterback Matt) Barkley’s first-ever road trip a nationally televised game at Ohio Stadium is like sending a first violinist to Carnegie Hall before he has learned to play the entire concerto.” The gist of it was that Barkley wasn’t ready, that they were… (read more)