Full disclosure on a Friday – I didn’t watch a minute of the ESPYS on Wednesday. I saw a number of interviews conducted by friends and associates on the red carpet with some pretty good one-liners and eye rolls mixed therein. Alas, those visuals don’t necessarily translate very well to copy, but I’ll do my [...]

This moment from the Nebraska Spring Game wipes away, if only temporarily, the negativity of the 24-hour news cycle. We talked all week about “coaching” dismissals, questioned decisions of a few universities in their coaching hiring process, debated the marketing of athletes (Louisville and Kevin Ware) and healthy scratches of NBA players. The Rutgers situation [...]

This is about as good as it gets. I rocked out to my share of Northwestern Wildcats band programs under the direction of John Paynter. On football Saturdays, the “Go U Northwestern!” rally cry still plays loudly. (You can save your commentary about Zordich of Penn State running over my beloved Cats this week.) I [...]

I was starting to formulate a theory about 20th pick for Tampa Bay, but New York stepped in to grab Prince Amukamara out of Nebraska. The New York pass defense ranked ninth against the pass, but ceded 24 passing touchdowns. Cornerback play, combined with Eli Manning’s huge interception count, contributed to much of the angst [...]