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COLUMN: There isn’t a big enough penalty

July 12, 2012 In 1987, the Southern Methodist University football program, riddled with NCAA infractions, under the table payments to players and shady deals as far as the eye could see, ultimately had its... more »»

Cigars in the outfield

July 6, 2012 It’s fitting the absolute very first memory I can recall has to do with sports. My father, brother and I were playing baseball in the yard. more »»

COLUMN: Cincinnati, Pittsburgh rivalry needs kick

June 28, 2012 The last time both the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates were this good at the same time, Barry Bonds hats were three sizes smaller and Pete Rose was still adamant he never bet on baseball. more »»

COLUMN: Bury your resentment Cleveland

June 22, 2012 At some point Cleveland, you’re gonna have to let this go. more »»

Predictably unpredictable

June 13, 2012 Every June the U.S. Open conjures images of guys like Kevin Costner’s character in “Tin Cup. more »»

Covering the Spread (COLUMN)

May 15, 2012 I’m going to start today’s column with the latest entry to the “What on earth are they thinking” file. It should leave most of you as dumbfounded as it did me. more »»

Covering the Spread (COLUMN)

May 2, 2012 Roger Goodell can’t have it both ways. more »»

COLUMN: Bubba has to manage off course as well as on

April 9, 2012 Bubba Watson is the new Phil Mickelson. Remember years back when many people considered Mickelson a phony? Phil’s squeaky-clean, prim, proper and polite image almost seemed to good to be true. more »»

Covering the Spread (COLUMN)

March 25, 2012 Now that Tiger Woods has finally won, the first thought that came to mind was maybe it will silence some of the nay-sayers doubting he’s well on his way back to being the most dominant figure in golf. more »»

Covering the Spread (COLUMN)

March 10, 2012 Thank you Washington for helping to keep Cleveland from making another terrible draft decisio. more »»

COLUMN: Griffin III too good to be true

March 1, 2012 Often when things seem too good to be true, they in fact are. Case in point is Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin II. more »»

Writing off Woods a foolish endeavor

February 12, 2012 At about 4 p.m. more »»

Paterno's death a tough one to mourn

January 22, 2012 Is being oblivious the same as being guilty? In the case of Joe Paterno, no matter how big his contributions to Penn State and to college football were, I’m afraid it is. more »»

COLUMN: Pavlik has become a casualty of the city

December 22, 2011 There’s a great pastime in the Mahoning Valley. A friend of mine said “taking pleasure in watching people and ideas fail is sadly a Youngstown tradition. more »»

COLUMN: Ineptitude spelled N-C-A-A

December 20, 2011 Four months. It took the NCAA four months to complete an investigation that was blatantly clear from the get-go. more »»

COLUMN: Concussion overkill

December 15, 2011 It’s a pretty sad and pathetic state of affairs when a football organization and team is so bad the only thing there is to debate and talk about for more than a week is how or how not to treat a... more »»

Random Acts of Senseless Sporting — 12/3/11

December 2, 2011 It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Now that the plague I was enveloped with earlier in the week has finally subsided it would appear my head is finally clear enough to write this. more »»

Results will come for Daly

November 10, 2011 John Daly is ranked No. 666 in the world. more »»

Off-the-field messes put damper on football

November 9, 2011 In a college football season defined more for what has happened off the field than on it, the Penn State saga is just another setback in a miserable year on the gridiron. I love college football. more »»

Cleveland lacks talent for coach’s offense

October 23, 2011 I said it years ago, and I’ll say it again. Phil Dawson remains the Cleveland Browns’ most valuable offensive player. I’m not joking. more »»



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