AFL Memorabilia: Who is John Coleman?
The United States has the NBA and NFL, while Europe has the FA Cup and UEFA. On the other hand, Australians have their own sporting tastes. For them, the important thing is rugby or Australian rules football. The AFL (Australian Football League) is one of the most attended and watched sporting events in Australia. It […]
Memories of the wonderful world of Shell golf
Televised golf has had many great moments over the years, but in my opinion none better than that standout production, Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf. The show didn’t invent the format, but it certainly raised the approach to a new standard of excellence. In the early days of television, All Star Golf was an attempt […]
Who’s going to step up on Saturday?
Nobody really stepped up last week and made plays for the Eagles. You could argue that Brent Celek did it, but he contributed to an offense that scored zero points, so it’s hard to give him too much credit. This week has to be different. If the Eagles want to win, they need the players […]
Biblical old age: some explanations
Normally I would rather trust a card shark, a used car salesman, even a politician than trust any of those Biblical tales. However, there is always the game of ‘what if’, as in ‘what if’ this particular Biblical tale is actually true. ‘This’ in this case is the ripe old age of some of the […]
How to Plan a Spookily Spectacular Halloween Costume Party
There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a spooky costume party. Costume parties are becoming increasingly popular with adults who want to have fun dressing up and allowing their alter egos to come out for the night. Whether you want to dress up as a scary clown or a sexy French maid, a […]
Do you want fun weekends? It’s time to join a softball team!
A few months ago I joined a softball league. I was always “anti-softball” because of the rumors that on every softball field, there was some player “has been”, loaded on steroids, hitting the ball in the parking lot on every pitch. I heard a skit Jim Rome does about “softball guy” and all the fun […]
Remember When: $250,000 from Dick Allen, highest in MLB, $15,000 minimum pay
Baseball Library Records February 25 and 27, 35 years ago, marked two revolutionary events that have served to shape the fiscal and economic reality of contemporary baseball. The earlier date is the root of the evolution of MLB salary arbitration and free agency. Baseball Library Records February 25, 1973; A new 3-year Basic Agreement is […]
A woman’s true confession: I finally understand the male obsession with soccer
Football season is here, which means that for the next few weeks, 90% of the US male population will play games (Friday = high school, Saturday = college, Sunday and Monday = professional), and of course all the days of the week will be moaning, moaning or bragging about your Fantasy League, uh, excuse me, […]
Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 Fantasy Football Preview
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl title and second in four years in 2008 by defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in a thrilling classic. Ben Roethlisberger rebounded from his poor performance a couple of years earlier against Seattle by completing 21-30 passes for 256 yards and the game-winning TD to Santonio Holmes with […]
2009 Road to the Super Bowl
After nine weeks, the NFL is shaping up with some very interesting matchups to come. At this point, there seems to be about ten teams with a decent chance of making it to the Big Game. Over the next four weeks, figure in tough schedules, key injuries and a bit of luck, and the field […]