Monthly Archives: April 2011

Make Freshmen Wait

In the world of college football and college basketball, instant gratification is the norm. Kids with no interest in the classroom go through the motions for one year and then turn pro. At Kentucky all five freshmen basketball players turned … Continue reading

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Hundred Day Wonder

Hurrah for Jeff Passan, national baseball writer for Yahoo.com. In covering the Manny Ramirez retirement story today (Saturday, April 9), Jeff was the first writer to eliminate Ramirez from Hall of Fame consideration. After all, a 50-day chemical suspension in … Continue reading

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Ridiculing the NCAA

My old friend Gary Pillar at Case-Western Reserve University forwarded me a hilarious “news story” regarding the NCAA’s investigation of the Butler basketball program. Yes, the NCAA alleges that Butler offered its basketball players illegal benefits. They actually offered them … Continue reading

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Aston Villa Slipping

Sports tycoon Randy Lerner’s Aston Villa soccer team is in danger of falling out of England’s major leagues, much like his Browns have fallen short of major league standards in this country. I recently learned from Bob (Railbird) Roberts, who … Continue reading

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