Top 5 NFL Teams After Week 12
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  • November 27, 2013

I look at all of these “power rankings” in the NFL (thank goodness there’s a playoff, right?), and I scoff.  These are people whose opinions I trust, but when it comes to them trying to rank teams, I just wonder if that’s something they are just unable to do. Or maybe I’m just cynical by...

Kelvin Sampson’s NCAA penalty is over
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  • November 26, 2013
Kelvin Sampson’s NCAA penalty is over

Five years ago, it was bad news at IU.

I cannot believe it’s already been five years since Kelvin Sampson put my favorite college basketball program in a really bad spot. The Sampson “show cause” has expired.  Schools no longer have to tell the NCAA why they should be able to hire someone pegged by the NCAA as a cheater without penalty themselves.  Sampson...

Top 5 NFL Observations from Week 12
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  • November 26, 2013
Top 5 NFL Observations from Week 12

Romo, Cold Weather Super Bowls, and the best photo of the year...

Yes, I will grant you, this is pretty heavy on the Patriots-Broncos game.  Rightfully so, in my opinion. Let’s get started. (First: Rams fans, I gave you all a quick six-minute podcast on the win over the Bears) 1. You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not quite in love with the Carolina Panthers like...

Two very important takeaways from Patriots-Broncos
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  • November 25, 2013
Two very important takeaways from Patriots-Broncos

Belichick with a huge middle finger to Manning on Sunday Night.

Let’s jump right in. No. 1: Can everyone please stop telling me about how Peyton Manning lost the game because of the wind or the cold weather? His stats, obviously, aren’t the best thing to ever happen to him.  19-for-36 for 150 yards isn’t good by any means.  Consider: I know it’s not easy to...

Pujols vs. Freese: Why is one loved more than the other?
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  • November 25, 2013
Pujols vs. Freese: Why is one loved more than the other?

When someone leaves your team, why does it have to be on the team's accord for fans to accept it?

One of the things I will never understand about us as fans: if the star parts ways with our team, we will only celebrate that star if he left on our terms. But if, God forbid, the star wants to leave on his terms, then we’re just not going to like him for the foreseeable future....

JFK had interest in buying the Philadelphia Eagles
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  • November 22, 2013
JFK had interest in buying the Philadelphia Eagles

And how I make super-hypothetical sports leaps...

I’ve always been interested in how singular events change the course of history.  Especially in sports. For example, with the St. Louis Rams, what if Mike Jones didn’t make “The Tackle” at the goal line against the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV?  The Rams may not have won the title without it.  Dick Vermeil,...

Mike Matheny’s extension comes after unprecedented run
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  • November 21, 2013
Mike Matheny’s extension comes after unprecedented run

From Little League to World Series in two years

Of my time in St. Louis, I believe my biggest public mea culpa has been reserved for Mike Matheny. When Tony La Russa retired and John Mozeliak hired the former St. Louis Cardinals’ catcher to take over one of the most prestigious managerial jobs in Major League Baseball, I was astonished. Matheny, while apparently being...

SEC East title isn’t only destiny Mizzou controls
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  • November 20, 2013
SEC East title isn’t only destiny Mizzou controls

What a wild three weeks this could be for the Tigers

Missouri football, an SEC team, controls their own destiny in the SEC East.  But that’s not the only place where they control their own destiny. Back to that in a moment. I was doing a radio interview today (which is weird, because who wants to do a radio interview with an unemployed guy?) in which the...

The Kevin Ware Mini (I think)-Controversy
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  • November 20, 2013
The Kevin Ware Mini (I think)-Controversy

For the Louisville-area followers...

There are a number of things that irk me about the Kevin Ware story of him getting a speeding ticket awhile back, in a car that wasn’t his, and missing his court date.  This isn’t anything real in-depth.  It’s just a couple of things that are top of mind right now.  Here they are in...

Panthers-Patriots: It’s not about whether it was PI or not
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  • November 19, 2013
Panthers-Patriots: It’s not about whether it was PI or not

We're missing the point with the Panthers-Patriots finish Monday Night

The following is a sentiment I’ve seen in a lot of places over the last 18 hours regarding Monday night’s finish in Carolina between the Panthers and the Patriots: If the ref had not thrown a flag, no one would have ever mentioned it. — Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) November 19, 2013 First, Dan...

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