GUILTY

FORMER New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty in the first degree in the death of Odin Lloyd.   Hernandez will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Ursula Ward (Odin Lloyd’s mother) spoke after the verdict and to hear the emotion in her voice was heartbreaking.  Ward said – “Odin was […]

Young Master

CONGRATULATIONS Jordan Spieth – 2015 Masters Champion. I just recently told a couple of friends of mine who are die-hard golfers that they have created a golf monster.  I can’t remember a time I watched this much golf – but I truly enjoyed watching The Masters. It all started going to a Masters viewing party.  […]

Do the Ladies Run This…

The UCONN ladies reign supreme beating Notre Dame and taking home their not one, not two but third National Championship title. UConn has more championship titles than the Yankees, Patriots and Lakers.  So yes the Ladies do run this mother! Coach Geno Auriemma is now tied for the most National titles in college basketball history […]

Duke cuts the Cheese

Duke beats Wisconsin to win their fifth national title. I didn’t want them to win – face it there are two types of people in this world.  Those who love Duke and those who hate Duke.  I’ve hated Duke for years – but as a sports fan I have big time respect for Coach K […]

THE Fantastic 4

Finally – it is time for the men’s FINAL FOUR. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Duke This march madness has been just that – totally mad. Between the incredible upsets and the Cinderella teams we all love.  This year the madness seemed to have started early with the whole nation having busted brackets just after round one. […]

One Smart Girl

  What does it mean to forgive someone? As we all know as adults forgiveness can be a hard thing to do.  We have all learned that forgiveness is about “you” healing and forgiving the person that did you wrong. My problem is that I never forget – but that’s another story. A baseball player named […]

Change Needed

It’s no secret that last season was an incredibly difficult one for the NFL.  Between Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson to name just a few – the NFL stayed in the headlines and not for all the right reasons. Commissioner Roger Goodell was enemy number one and some fans and women’s groups wanted […]

FREE agency Matrix

Anyone else feeling like they are in the Matrix? This free agency has been really strange. First, Chip Kelly gets handed the golden ticket from Eagles owner Jeff Lurie and he goes all Lucious Lyon on the team.  LeSean McCoy (buh bye), Nick Foles (see ya) and it looks like DeMarco Murray will be rocking […]

Fight like a Girl

The next time someone tries to cut you down and say that you fight like a girl – simply say “Thanks.”  Because those of us fans of UFC know that is the greatest compliment thanks to Ronda Rousey one of the greatest combat fighters and one of the most popular UFC fighters out there today. In just […]

BIG Money

All sports fans are guilty of doing it – complaining about athletes and how much money they make.  Then after how much they make some like to tell those same athletes to take a “pay cut.” Look I will complain about some of the ridiculous contracts – because that is what we do.  But who […]

Goodbye to a Legend

  The basketball world is mourning the loss of one of the great minds of the game.  Legendary coach Dean Smith has died at the age of 83 years old.  Smith coached the Tar Heels from 1961 to 1997; the school named the basketball arena after Coach Smith in 1986 – the Dean Dome. He […]

Super Bowl 49 Champs

The New England Patriots are your Super Bowl champs.  Super Bowl 49 will do down as one of the most controversial games thanks to Pete Carroll and the Seahawks during the last 20 seconds of the game.  Why the pass? Why not use Marshawn Lynch? It also had the most sub-stories before the game – […]

CONGRATS Koach

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone. Congratulations Coach K

Goodbye Mr. Cub

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passed away at 83 years old. If you are not familiar with Ernie Banks – he is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. In 1953 he was the first black baseball player for the Chicago Cubs and he was fond for saying “It’s a […]

A Big Deal

The Super Bowl is more than a game – it’s an experience. The coolest thing about the Super Bowl is it’s for everyone – fans of football, fans of commercials and of course fans of chicken wings and nachos. The Super Bowl brings us all together and it’s a big deal. This year the Seattle […]

WE are the Champions

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the winners of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game.  The one team many didn’t expect to make it to the final four let alone win the championship game. But Urban Meyer and his crew not just won – but silenced the critics. This was also a great win […]

Will he or Won’t he

The Denver Broncos lost to the Indianapolis Colts.  The only take away from that game is will Peyton retire or come back for another season.  Look, it is no secret I am a huge Peyton Manning fan; I was down with him when he was with the Colts and when he got the boot I […]

R.I.P. Class Act

I had the opportunity to meet Stuart Scott while attending my first NABJ conference in Orlando a couple of years ago.  While at the conference they have a career fair and the ESPN booth needless to say is the largest in the room.  I remember walking into their area and it was like walking into […]

Happy New YOU

I love this time of the year – it’s like you get a “do over” when the New Year starts.  So last year if you didn’t work out as much as you wanted to or you want to give up smoking well you can in the New Year. This is also the time of the […]

2014 NFL Beasts & Busters

Coach of the year – Jim Caldwell, head coach of the Detroit Lions Comeback team of the year – Detroit Lions Best side eye – Sean Payton Most embarrassing team – Jets Comeback QB of the year – Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith Most likely to be a backup QB next season – Jay […]

Movin’ On Up

Congratulations Kobe Bean Bryant on surpassing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

WE matter

BLACK LIVES MATTER has been the battle cry for all those part of the movement and those protesting after the grand juries in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner case failed to indict the officers involved. Soon after we saw five of the St. Louis Rams raise their arms in the “don’t shoot” pose showing […]

And the winner is…

The sports world waited with bated breath as the first year of the College Football Playoff selection committee announced the top four teams in the nation. After all the championship games everyone had an opinion on just “who” should get a bid for the National Championship.  We all throughout different scenarios and played the “what […]

Stay or Leave…

As a fan are you really on board with the new college playoff system?  I ask because as a FSU fan it is a bit disappointing.  “Why do you say that Bee Gee?”  Well in this one man’s humble opinion they are doing everything in their powers to discredit any other conference.  I understand that […]

PREROGATIVE

Recently the biggest star in basketball LeBron James said he will not let his sons play football – he said “only basketball, baseball & soccer in his house.” Over the past year several high profile athletes like Joe Namath, Arian Foster and Kurt Warner said they would not want their sons playing football.  Brett Favre […]