The National Basketball Association [NBA] has completed a month of ball, and it has been quite a start. There are familiar players and new upstarts. Also, some unexpected teams teasing to rise into playoff ranks. Let’s take a look at the highs and lows – and a few surprises. If we leave something out, do let us know.read more
According to John Clayton, injuries to starters are up over 14.3% from last year. There’s no way around the brutality of football, but some say that recent CBA rule changes are making it worse. Is there a way to fix this?read more
Chiefs linebacker James-Michael Johnson steps in to help a community feed its needy at Thanksgiving. Someone stole the 300 collected turkeys set aside for the holiday dinner. Johnson donated 300 and took to Twitter for even more donations.read more
Sunday was tough on the NFL. Colts WR Reggie Wayne, Rams QB Sam Bradford and Texans LB Brian Cushing are all out for 2013. Bears and Packers hit hard, too.read more
Some big ball was played in Boston. Tom Brady and Big Papi bring both teams back for big wins in dramatic fashion. The Patriots were down 4 points with less than 2 minutes on the clock. The Boston Red Sox were trailing 5-1 in the eight inning. Sing Chaka Khan … “It’s Not Over..”read more
When Tony Romo is good, he’s elite. But when he’s bad, he hurts the entire Cowboy Nation. The fan base is in collective mourning again. The interception felt like déjà vu because they had, in fact, been in this exact same position before. Only this time, it was after the best feeling any quarterback had ever given them.read more
Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte are there to relieve the baddest closer that ever lived.read more
Michaela Molina is an 8 year-old athlete with a tough spirit and a love of sports that she inherited from her parents. Out on the field with hundreds of boys, she fits right in. In her shoulder pads and helmet, she’s ready to play. It was clear to see that Micheala knows that she belongs right there on the field.read more
The road to Canton was packed from all directions this past weekend. Sideline Pass Senior Writer Nkeshi Free found her way back to Ohio after years away. Keshi took it all in as a fan and covered the event as a professional. That’s a great 2-for-1. She’s already prepared for next year. Here’s her story.read more
Author Dan Epstein Dan joined Game Changers Live on Wed. to head back down Memory Lane. He loves the game his 70′s memories were priceless. Lbaseball era. Listen in to an awesome interview with a real, live baseball fan.read more
Before the game today, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took to the field in some funky Bat Man cleats. Cam is sponsored by Under Armour who announced its partnership with DC Comics earlier this year.
“A harlot disguised as a reporter… Surely you shall regret this!” Writers read excerpts of hate mail in “Let Them Wear Towels,” the 3rd installment of ESPN’s Nine for IX documentary series. The film recounts the history of female sports writers in the locker room. The brazen disrespect and dismissive behaviors feel criminal. It’s a must watch, and that’s gender neutral.
How much time did you lose this week to random internet surfing? Are your tech-savvy kids spending too much time on the iPad? There are ways to take control even when you don’t have any. Try these Game Ready Mom Tech Tips to increase your productivity.
We’re past the quarter mark and the teams seem to be settling into themselves. The NFC East is just plain ugly while Brees and Manning have the Saints and Broncos looking brilliant. Time waits for no QB so if the teams want to be around in the post season, now is the time to make a move.
Tweet THROWBACK … A great, fun phone interview. Sit back and listen in!
The Boston Red Sox won big on the brilliant arm of Jon Lester. His numbers match some of the top stats in baseball history. The Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright will need to forget this game and fast. Two Kozma errors and more led to the 8-1 Red Sox win. Game 1 done.
Against odds and expectations, Andrew Luck and Geno Smith won over NFL royalty. Brady and Manning’s rings couldn’t change the score today. The Colts would celebrate Peyton’s homecoming and then cheer his replacement. Geno would get to hear hometown cheers for a win against a rival. What a Sunday.
Finally, the Eagles named their starting QB. Brian wonders what took them so long. We also want to know if Michael Vick will give us the quintessential Vick experience that fans loved in 2010 or will he run for his life again behind a frazzled offensive line? We’ll be watching.
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl as predicted by SP Write and Ravens Super Fan Nelly Semela. He trusted Ozzie and believed in Flacco. He believes that the team can do it again. He has a purple heart of the football variety. Will he be able to brag again?
Yoenis Céspedes rocked the 2013 Home Run Derby and considers it to be just the motivation he needs for the 2nd half of the season. He beat out Bryce Harper 9-8 in a thrilling final round. The hot, humid summer night was perfect baseball weather and the players brought the big bats.
“Can we separate ourselves from society? Of course not,” Tagliabue said. “We can’t predict what NFL players will do any more than we can predict students shooting other students or workers shooting fellow workers.” Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, State of the NFL Address, February 2000
For 17 seasons, Coach Gregg Popovich has paced the sideline as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. The tales of practice and preparation are legendary and no one can argue with the outcome: four NBA Championship rings during his coaching tenure. The fundamentally sound game the Spurs play isn’t fancy but it keeps the league in order. Stability ball keeps the core strong.
‘Cause this is Thriller … Just like Michael Jackson sang, the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers are fighting for their Championship lives. The game was a tight, entertaining match. The on-court play and the off-court styling are winning the NBA new fans while delighting old ones. Dwyane Wade’s stylist weighed in on game fashion for us, too. Check it out.
“Hey, you guys remember around the same time last NBA Playoff Season I was talking about the Clippers and the Grizzlies? Well, things have changed drastically since the last time we spoke.” Gabrielle has much to say about the reborn Grizz who are not looking too good against the Spurs.
The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have 33 NBA titles between them. They’ve appeared in a combined 52 championship title series. These teams are the NBA. But the times they are a changing. Neither time is poised to go deep into the playoffs and if the current trends hold, that won’t change next season. But Brian Gilmore says they’ll be back. It’s NBA law.