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How Athletes Can Boost the Economy Ever have an epiphany (or as Smee from 'Hook' says: an apostrophe)? Ever have an idea so brilliant it couldn't have possibly come from you? Every once in a while I have an idea that is even more astute than usual. Here's my latest one: To... ( posted 118 days 10 hours ago.)

Super Bowl Storylines? There's Only One Storylines are great. I love storylines. If I go see a movie and it doesn't have a good story, chances are I'm not sitting through the whole thing. I've never finished a book that didn't have a good storyline. And I've quit on many a TV show... ( posted 129 days 9 hours ago.)

Has The All Star Game Seen Better Days? There are a lot of ways professional sports can be trimmed down and made more bearable. The NFL can do away with the 2-hour halftime during the Super Bowl, "celebrity" interviews during Monday night football games, commercials after every play and... ( posted 129 days 10 hours ago.)

Congressional Hearing on Steroids in Baseball Just Got Interesting Ladies and gentlemen, bar your doors and hide your children. The steroids issue in baseball just got a lot hairier. Congress is involved and this time they're in it for more than just grandstanding. In March 2005, The congressional committee... ( posted 144 days 10 hours ago.)

NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview As the clock hit all 0s Sunday night on the Titans-Colts game, the playoff picture came into focus. With their win, the Titans secured the final open playoff spot and the Browns fell victim to Tony Dungy doing what was best for his team. Wild... ( posted 153 days 22 hours ago.)

Patriots Pursuit of Perfection Pushes Forward My wife's not going to like this post. If you see her, don't tell her I said this. The 2007 Patriots are the best regular season NFL team ever and there's a good chance they will be the best team ever. With their 38-35 win over the New York... ( posted 154 days 21 hours ago.)

Flag Football: Preparation Versus Athleticism Rodney Harrison is 35 and spent most of Saturday night flying around hitting anyone in sight. Marvin Harrison is also 35 and still plays Pro Bowl caliber wide receiver for the defending Super Bowl champs (when he's not hurt). I'm 31 and can... ( posted 154 days 22 hours ago.)

NFL Loses, We Win ... Finally! I love a good story about the big guys getting knocked down a peg. Probably because I've never gotten to be a big guy. The latest big guy to get knocked down is the NFL. True, their ongoing war with Time Warner and Comcast pits big guy... ( posted 156 days 15 hours ago.)

Clemens on 60 Minutes January 6, Does It Matter? Since George Mitchell's report came out before Christmas and current and former players have been confessing, at least in part, to their involvement in the Steroids Era in baseball, all anyone has been asking for is some word from Roger Clemens.... ( posted 156 days 16 hours ago.)

Your College Football Bowl Guide Bowl season is upon us. Beginning with the Who-Gives-A Crap, er Poinsettia, Bowl tonight, pitting two traditional college football powerhouses, Utah and Navy, virtually every night between now and January 7 features a meaningless football game. Oh... ( posted 164 days 11 hours ago.)

Mitchell Report Is Out: Who's Responsible? I wish that I could say I was surprised at even one of the names on George Mitchell's list released today. Clemens name didn't surprise me. Neither did Pettitte's when you consider he trained with Clemens. Tejada? No way. I'm angered as an Astros... ( posted 171 days 11 hours ago.)

Making Pro Football Memories I was attending college out of state when Bud Adams skipped town and took the Oilers with him to Tennessee. He's lucky too. I would have had some choice words for him. I don't know if he would have heard me from all the way out here in the suburbs... ( posted 173 days 10 hours ago.)

The Heisman Trophy Winner Is ... The Heisman Trophy finalists have been named. Tim Tebow of Florida, Darren McFadden of Arkansas, Chase Daniel of Missouri and Colt Brennan of Hawaii are headed to New York for the trophy presentation Saturday night. Who's going to win? ... ( posted 179 days 10 hours ago.)

Florida Marlins to Willis, Cabrera: See Ya Later! Sometimes I wish I was independently wealthy. Not just because I would be able to buy whatever I wanted or go wherever I wanted, although that would be nice too. No, I have a theory that if I were a multimillionaire, I would understand why some of... ( posted 180 days 11 hours ago.)

BCS Championship Game is set, who's in? Who's going to the BCS Championship game? Is it the 11-2 team that won it's conference championship game by beating the #1 ranked team in the country? Nope. How about the 10-2 team that won it's conference title for the sixth year straight? Not... ( posted 182 days 10 hours ago.)

Where Did Competition Take Barry Bonds? Competition. It is the defining concept of sport. Without competition, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, jai alai, cricket, tennis, and on and on would just be exercise. Competition starts early (and with each generation, it... ( posted 199 days 11 hours ago.)

A Championship Game You Need To See Even the most fair weather of fans watch the Super Bowl. Anyone who knows which hand a baseball glove goes on will at least pause to take a look during the World Series. Same goes for the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. I'd like to... ( posted 202 days 11 hours ago.)

NFL To Crackdown on Helmet-To-Helmet Hits A couple of years ago it was the horse collar tackle (Roy Williams still doesn't know that's illegal). This year it's the helmet-to-helmet hit. It's not a new rule, but the offense has been so prevalent that the league felt the need to issue a... ( posted 204 days 14 hours ago.)

MLB General Managers Recommend Instant Replay MLB General Managers voted Tuesday to move Major League Baseball into the eighties. They voted 25-5 to recommend limited instant replay during baseball games. Next step, nighttime games under the lights! The recommendation is limited to... ( posted 208 days 12 hours ago.)

Barry Bonds Boycotts the Hall of Fame To be a professional athlete, you have to like the spotlight just a little bit. Some athletes crave the attention a little more than others. Like Alex Rodriguez, Kobe Bryant, Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson. And Barry Bonds. Bonds had the... ( posted 212 days 9 hours ago.)

Red Sox Win! Red Sox Win! In the end, there wasn't much drama. In the end, all the heart in the world wasn't enough to combat superior talent. In the end, it was the Boston Red Sox, the favorites, with the champagne shower. Colorado deserves every accolade they get by... ( posted 217 days 9 hours ago.)

Alex Rodriguez is out, Scott Boras is the Antichrist There are a lot of big egos in professional sports. Athletes have huge egos, owners too. But sometimes I think agents have the biggest of all. They come no bigger than that of Scott Boras. Boras announced during Game 4 of the world Series... ( posted 217 days 9 hours ago.)

Attack of the Mediocre Quarterbacks Tom Brady is on pace to shatter the record for touchdown passes in a season. Peyton Manning has lead his team to a perfect record while starring in every commercial known to man. We used to have a theory in high school that Tom Skerritt was... ( posted 221 days 10 hours ago.)

World Series Preview, Sort Of Blame the Marlins. That's what I do. When the Marlins won it all in 1997, it gave all of the little guys hope. There was a gleam in the eye of every utility infielder toiling away in Middle America. Sure it was a couple more years before the... ( posted 223 days 11 hours ago.)

Paul Byrd and HGH Disclaimer: I believe Paul Byrd when he says he was prescribed HGH by a doctor as treatment for a tumor on his pituitary gland. But it is a sign of the times that even Byrd makes the news because of how scandalous steroids and HGH have... ( posted 224 days 10 hours ago.)

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