Enjoy the next round of World Cup competition. Save the endless spinning of the NBA Free Agency wheel. And hope that the offseason (pre-training camp) NFL chatter circles back to talk of camp battles instead of bathroom photos (Johnny Manziel) and legal woes (Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon). I’m going to slide off the grid momentarily […]

I saw this news item earlier today and smiled. Carmelo Anthony is one of the top prizes in this year’s NBA free agent class, producing nearly as many rumors and headlines as Olympics teammate and 2003-04 Draft classmate LeBron James. The NBA offseason has been more animated and energized than the 2013-14 regular season and, […]

Following the death of Ralph Wilson, a number of rumors surfaced regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills franchise. A number of home games in recent years were played in Toronto, thereby opening the door to myriad relocation options (it fills a lot of column inches here in Los Angeles whenever such issues occur). The […]


What can I say? There are some movies that just hit you the right way. You have the phenomenon known as “being Shawshanked.” That is to say, “Shawshank Redemption” has become one of those movies that forces you to put an end to the channel-surfing and sit on the remote control. Over time, “Napoleon Dynamite” […]


The Derek Jeter farewell tour continued this week in Seattle, and naturally there had to be a gift bestowed upon the future Hall of Famer. Jeter received a gift from his former double play partner Robinson Cano, who presented him with a $34,000 watch. The watch was of the Jay-Z Hublot line.


As we prepare for each edition of “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio, we leave no stone in the sports and pop culture worlds unturned. I saw a notice about an upcoming auction from Grey Flannel that includes one of the finest movie wardrobe entries that I’ve even seen. The robe and trunks […]


The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee concluded on Thursday night with a tie after they ran out of words. I’m not sure how that happened, but it did. It was the first tie in the past 52 years of competition. But that wasn’t the story of the night. A young speller named Jacob Williamson earned […]


I caught this on “The Big Lead” the other day and chuckled quite a bit. Listeners of “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio know of my affinity for commemorative jerseys, theme nights at Minor League Baseball stadiums and the fun side of sports. Every time I see something about “Star Wars” night, “Bacon” […]


When you need to go suit-shopping for a wedding, business conference or big event, you’re ready (psychologically) to commit a decent-sized expenditure. You get past the “I’ll wear it once” mentality and plunk down a stack of cash or your plastic. Whether you just surrender to your surroundings or embrace the event, you suit up. […]


How Did I Miss This? Sanchez Butt-Fumble Jersey Sold ———— I saw the headline of this story from the Shutdown Corner blog at Yahoo! Sports. One Jets fan pays big bucks for Mark Sanchez’s ‘Butt Fumble’ jersey I immediately started scrolling through the article to see what price was paid for this significant piece of […]


Joey Chestnut retains the belt in the hot dog-eating challenge that occurs annually on July 4. This weekend, Chestnut saw another of his marks fall to the wayside, as Molly Schuyler of Nebraska wolfed down two 72-ounce steaks in under 10 minutes. That’s 144 OUNCES OF MEAT … plus the sides. I’m just awestruck by […]


This weekend, Adam Scott defeated Jason Dufner in the Crowne Plaza Invitational on the third playoff hole at Colonial. Dufner joked about falling short in the playoff against the game’s No. 1 player. He cites Scott’s ability, of course, but suggests that a secret weapon ultimately felled him. “It’s tough to beat him,” Dufner said. […]


This story got some legs in the blogosphere from a number of sources around my hometown of Chicago. The Cubs put forth a series of murals to commemorate the history of Wrigley Field, as the ballpark celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this season. Paul Sullivan of ChicagoNow issued a blog post earlier this week about […]


Last weekend’s selection of Michael Sam by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft was an historic moment for the league. This summer, Sam will attempt to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. It’s a story that transcended the sports world and became a huge talking point across all media. […]


The namesake of the once-dreaded surgery, former major league hurler Tommy John, is making autographed prints available on behalf of the “Let’s Do It Foundation, Inc.” According to the website, one of the foundation’s missions: The “Let’s Do It Foundation” wants to again be an original by supporting research in PREVENTING this type of injury. […]


As you’d expect, “Saturday Night LIVE” took its swipe at the controversy involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling this past weekend. Bobby Moynihan took center stage as Sterling, with other cast members portraying commissioner Adam Silver and Dennis Rodman, among others.


We always look for the “faces of the fans” during playoff runs for teams across our favorite sports. We celebrate the reaction shots in our stadiums and arenas. And, no sport brings out the passion and energy like the NHL. This week, we were treated to a glimpse of the next generation of hockey fan. […]


Outfielder Yasiel Puig set Major League Baseball on fire upon his arrival to the Dodgers last season. He logged 42 extra-base hits with 42 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 432 plate appearances. Stars rushed to Dodger Stadium to get a glimpse of the city’s newest sensation and the Dodgers drew fans to opponents’ parks […]


I don’t know how much I need to add to this one. This photo of the legendary rapper & actor, Ice Cube, appeared on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ official Twitter page.


I saw a link to this interview on my Twitter account earlier. Joey Votto, slugger for the Cincinnati Reds and interviewed while dressed as a Mountie, was on “Intentional Talk” on MLB Network. With fond memories of the “Dudley Do-Right” cartoon and “The Lumberjack Song” from Monty Python, how could I ignore such a headline?


Fresh off of his NCAA Championship win and being named the “Most Outstanding Player” (MOP) with the UCONN Huskies, guard Shabazz Napier had his number (#13) added to the “Huskies Of Honor” wall at Gampel Pavilion. Napier led the Huskies to the 60-54 win over Kentucky in Monday’s title game, producing 22 points, three assists […]


Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully “threw” the ceremonial first pitch to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax ahead of the Dodgers’ home opener. It’s a shame that the continuing television rights coverage precluded most of Los Angeles from seeing it live, but this is a moment that will live on in Dodgers lore. Check out the First […]


Mike Delio, a pitcher for Carle Place High School in Long Island, pitched a perfect game on Tuesday night. Delio did so in his first varsity start. Oh, and he struck out every batter he faced. On Thursday night, Delio joined “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio to talk about the game, his […]


It seems that the past year or two has been replete with innumerable reminders of my age. In the sports world, I mark the passage of time with the latest announcements of Hall of Fame enshrinements, retirement tours (like the one just begun for Yankees captain Derek Jeter) and the first at-bats, jump shots or […]

The Minnesota Golden Gophers cut down the nets after defeating Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs. Check out the video. The Gophers applied a double-team … from the coaching box. Richard Pitino and his Gophers received a little bit of support from his father, Rick, who was sitting behind the Minnesota bench. Watch behind the bench in […]