On Wednesday night, the Astros celebrated the lengthy career of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter of the Yankees. His former teammates, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, were in attendance as the Astros presented the first gifts of the tour. And they’re memorable … OK, so the first of the gifts goes to the overall […]


On Tuesday morning, golf fans and the larger sporting world learned what had long been feared. He’d already canceled an appearance at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event that he’d regularly dominated. At the time, the withdrawal was attributed to “back spasms.” Woods’ longstanding injury forced him to withdraw from “The Masters,” marking the first […]


I’ll assume that the marketing folks over at Chick-fil-A are trolling for some April Fool’s Day response with this one. But, I gotta ask. Would you try one?

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With the “Sweet 16″ getting ready to pop off last night, the football world stopped to watch Johnny Manziel participate in his “Pro Day.” We generally look at these efforts with a shrug unless the player posts a ridiculously poor day. If a quarterback woefully over/under-throws receivers with regularity, a receiver drops multiple passes or […]


The Sprint Cup Series rolls into Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Carl Edwards sits atop the leaderboard, having generated four top 10s, including a victory, through the circuit’s first five weeks. He’s been challenged by Jef Gordon (on my squad this week), who has rolled up four top 10s of his own. In fact, the leaderboard […]

The good folks at MLBFanCave gave us a brilliant spin on the recent Spike Jonze movie “Her.” What if the idea of the operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johannson in the film, was expanded and we were offered other options? The MLBFanCave spin inserted the voice of Harry Caray in the mix. You can watch […]


I saw a note early this morning that voiceover legend Hal Douglas had died at the age of 89. Like many people, I’m showing up on time at the movies in order to take in all previews, and he and Don LaFontaine (who died in 2008) were the main voices introducing upcoming film productions. Douglas […]


I saw this on my timeline earlier today from ESPN Denver. I don’t think I need to add anything to John Elway’s words.


Longtime wrestling announcer Jim Ross is a walking encyclopedia about the history of the squared circle and Oklahoma Sooners football. He’s now offering digging into his vault of stories on tour (keep an eye out for a live event in your area) and penning regular columns for Ross tackled the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin allegations […]


It’s that time again. The Sprint Cup Series invades Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have already experienced the thrill of Victory Lane in 2014. Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have been the most successful drivers in Las Vegas. Salary Cap restrictions forced me to eschew the […]


Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers wish that Kobe Bryant was making sweet music on the court and propelling the squad toward a playoff berth. Alas, he’s still rocking the suit and tie while the nameless, faceless Lakers flounder through the 2013-14 campaign. That hasn’t stopped Bryant from continuing his marketing and sales efforts on […]


Sometimes you come across the headline for a story that you just can’t ignore. Deadspin’s “Some Genius Painted 35 Black Velvet Portraits Of Pro Wrestlers” reeled me in without hesitation. As a child of the 80s, I openly celebrated the advent of the WWE Network this past month. So, this concept is a winner. Of […]

The 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night gave us a number of memorable moments – the pizza guy, the “selfie,” a new type of advertising via Samsung and, uh, Adele Dazeem. That is to say, John Travolta offered a tremendous introduction to Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go.” Unfortunately, he failed to stick the […]


NASCAR officials, marketers and those with licenses to sell Sprint Cup merchandise celebrated Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to Victory Lane in the rain-delayed Daytona 500. By winning the race, Junior has already put a huge stamp on the 2014 season and has ardent supporters talking “Chase” and “Championship.” But, there are still plenty of events […]


I saw this earlier on Saturday morning and felt compelled to share. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed in Auckland, New Zealand this week. Springsteen opened the show with an acoustic set before breaking into his traditional extended set. Part of that acoustic set became a viral sensation — a rendition of “Royals” […]


It’s an indelible image of the Fall Classic. Mike Piazza’s bat was shattered as he swung at a Roger Clemens pitch. Part of the bat barrel went toward the mound, and Clemens famously threw the sharp piece in Piazza’s direction. Well, that’s not the end of the story. What happened to the bat? Jeff Mangold, […]


The image above displays one of the new items being introduced by Taco Bell as the Yum Brands seeks to compete with McDonald’s in the breakfast space. As put forth in this Yahoo! Finance article , Taco Bell will produce four new items. Check out the list below. – A.M. Crunchwrap — scrambled eggs, a […]

Jillert Anema coached the Netherlands to 21 Speedskating medals during the Sochi Olympic Games, a remarkable display of dominance. Much had been made domestically about the struggles of the United States in those events, results magnified by the arrival of a new “Super Suit.” Anema quickly dismissed excuse-making, and instead took aim at American football […]

Winter has been unkind for many people across the nation. So, it’s no surprise that the arrival of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue warmed the hearts and minds. In addition to the print issue, Sports Illustrated posted a number of videos about the photo shoots online. Kate Upton’s Zero Gravity shoot has been all the rage. […]


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Greetings, Everyone – It’s been a wild and hectic week here in New York City as we prepare for the power and glory of Super Bowl XLVIII. I’ve been caught up in the spectacle, the pageantry, the mania of Super Bowl week in New York City (I know New Jersey’s the site for the game, […] Fantasy Football Logo

It’s finally here. You’ve navigated injuries, failed draft picks, “Ninjas” or “Sleepers” that didn’t wake up, bad beats and the occasional wrong lineup decision. You’ve made your way to the fantasy title game or the runner-up contest. Harmon’s back to help with his Week 16 Championship Fantasy Football Rankings. Do you trust Brees on the […] Fantasy Football Logo

The 2013 season has been the year of the passing game and ridiculous point totals. There will be as many as 13 quarterbacks (with a couple of massive games for the back-end options, of course) to finish the season with 4,000 passing yards. With a couple big games by those on the fringe, perhaps 14 […]