Lee Russakoff

Fill the Sports Vacuum … Please

OK. This is becoming an annual tradition. Every year we come to the vacuum of a sports day that is the day after the MLB All-Star game, and every year I start to get angry (Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry). I mean, no sports events? None? Really? What kind […]

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LeBron’s a Diva … And It’s Our Fault

“Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me… fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven’t thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me? “You’re just a kid, you don’t have the faintest idea what […]

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Phillies Have No Lee-Way

Ruben Amaro was right. OK, half right. OK, not right at all … but he had a good reason for ultimately making a bad decision. Back when Philadelphia was ready to burn itself to the ground after the Phillies GM decided to trade Cliff Lee to Seattle for Phillipe Aumont, Tyson Gillies and J.C. Ramirez, […]

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Glory, Glory States United

I’ve been stewing for almost a week now. Really stewing. You see, over the past few years I’ve become a soccer guy. I was a late convert in life, but once I jumped on the bandwagon, I’ve gotten closer and closer to steering the thing. For me, it’s become a life’s mission to convince Americans […]

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Kings Don’t Move

One of the main problems with the NBA is that it’s too offseason focused. If you’re a fan of a perennial loser – think Philly, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, L.A. Clippers etc. – the discussion is never about what your team can do this year, it’s always how can we tank enough games/free enough […]

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Koman Coulibaly: We Salute You

Koman Coulibaly. If you don’t know the name, you know the crime. Coulibaly is the World Cup referee from Mali who disallowed a winning U.S. goal against Slovenia for no apparent reason. Oh, I’m sure Coulibaly had a reason. He’s just unwilling to talk about it and no one else on the planet can figure […]

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A Cy for a Cy? … Sigh

Deep breath Philadelphia. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try, sometimes you might find, you get what you need. Roy Halladay has gone from savior to consolation prize in a matter of 18 hours. As the megadeal ballooned by the second, Phillies fans went from perplexed to ready to burn Ruben […]

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