Are You World Serious?

Breathe Phillies fans. Remember to breathe. Playoff baseball is exhausting, isn’t it? But it sure is fun … especially when your team has a flair for the dramatic. This is what legends are made of. This is why we watch. This is why we cheer. This is why we idolize. It wasn’t supposed to happen […]

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I Finally Took the Red Pill

I went to UFC 101 in Philly on Saturday night with designs on discovering America’s newest “major” sport. I wanted to be able to tell you that mixed martial arts had arrived. I wanted to be able to tell you that UFC was ready to make the leap into the mainstream. I wanted to be […]

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The 5th Element

It’s been searched for for hundreds of hours. The key piece, the ultimate predictor of the NBA Finals. Many on ESPN and ABC have found false hope with incomplete elements. They’ve pointed to everything but Adam Morrison’s facial hair, in hopes of discovering the ultimate cipher to the Orlando-L.A. series. In an effort to be […]

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The Idiot King

If LeBron’s Cavaliers don’t become the ninth team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit, there will be only one man to blame. One man in Cleveland who has been exalted as royalty above the rest of the team – and for that matter, above the rest of the league – despite […]

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Weight a Second…

Let’s be honest, no one’s gonna really be free until colt persecution ends, right? So, get a load of this: What You Know: Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness. What You May Not Know: She had the equivalent of a five-length head start. What the %$#&?!?: Under Preakness […]

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Emotions Run the Whole Spectrum

Clap your hands everybody for Philadelphia 76ers The year was 1983. The Sixers played the Lakers in a heavyweight regular-season tilt. A man named Julius came up with a loose ball, galloped down the left side of the floor, rocked the basketball to sleep and tomahawked on Michael Cooper’s head. Bearded hippies everywhere rejoiced. It’s […]

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Smart and Smarterer

Joe Banner is cleverer than you. He’s cleverer than the entire NFL. It’s true, just ask him. In an in-studio appearance with 610 WIP’s Howard Eskin on Wednesday, Banner addressed everything from the departure of Brian Dawkins to his team’s “perceived” lack of spending. I’ll get to Dawkins in a minute, but first, since cash rules […]

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Chillax America

I was going to keep my nose out of this whole Michael Phelps business. I really wanted to. I thought it would blow over quickly. It had to. The kid was caught smoking a bong. Not the best PR move, but not a huge deal in this society. He apologized. He expressed his regret. He […]

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My Super Recipe

Most experts believe sports is not a simple recipe. You can’t just mix water and flour and get glue. You can’t just add eggs and sugar and get cake. Luckily, I’m no expert. Who wants to hear from those elitists anyway? Here’s my Super Bowl recipe for the Eagles. Please feel free to forward it […]

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