1. Shaquille O'Neal Defends Tiger Woods

    On Tuesday, Florida Highway Patrol said that Tiger Woods will receive a careless driving citation and a $164 fine for the now infamous Escalade into the fire hydrant (and then a tree) crash near his home, closing the investigation...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about over 4 years ago 7,427 reads 2 comments

  2. Time for the Golden State Warriors To Fire Don Nelson

    The Golden State Warriors began their trip to Texas Tuesday night with a 111-103 come-from-behind win over Dallas breaking the Mavericks five game win streak in the process...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about over 4 years ago 490 reads 2 comments

  3. Does Mark McGwire Deserve a Second Chance With The St. Louis Cardinals?

    You would think after getting swept by the Dodgers in the NLDS, St. Louis Manager Tony LaRussa, who will come back for at least one more year, would be concerned with how the Cardinals can improve...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about over 4 years ago 304 reads 18 comments

  4. Michael Vick: Back in (the Endorsement) Business

    Wow, that didn't take long. I thought he'd at least have to score a touchdown or lead the Eagles to victory or supplant Kevin Kolb or Donovan McNabb as the Eagles starting quarterback...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 819 reads 40 comments

  5. Imagine NBA Games Without Referees

    No one really notices the referees in a hoops game unless they're screwing up or, like Tim Donaghy, committing outright fraud. But we may soon be watching NBA hoop without its regular referees...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 265 reads 9 comments

  6. How Life Changes Once Football Begins

    It finally started. Football season. Technically it started last week on the smurf turf in Boise, ID in a game destined to be remembered for what happened afterwards—the blunt Blount bash—more ...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,021 reads 28 comments

  7. Is Allen Iverson "The Answer" For Memphis?

    The story out of Memphis, is that the Grizzlies are offering Allen Iverson a one-year contract worth $3.5 million. This is a franchise that needs to sell tickets, but bringing in AI to do that ...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 761 reads 25 comments

  8. Ricky Rubio: The Freddy Adu of Hoop?

    The Ricky Rubio saga—what is the proper incubation period for a teen phenom?—reminds me of another much-hyped youngster.Remember Freddy Adu? We're bombarded with so much information and as a result own such ridiculously short attention spans...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 644 reads 30 comments

  9. Playoffs to Lottery, Lottery to Playoffs: Three Out, Three In

    Note: Also seen at www.protectthepaint.com 16 teams go to the NBA Playoffs each year. The other 14 go into the lottery hoping to get lucky with the ping pong balls...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 620 reads 40 comments

  10. "Mozart" to the New York Knicks?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves find themselves at an interesting fork in the Ricky Rubio-road, and judging by June's draft in which they took point guards with both the fifth and the sixth picks, one they anticipated all along...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,669 reads 24 comments

  11. David Lee: The Contemporary Larry Bird?

    After a 1987 NBA playoff game between the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons, Dennis Rodman made the comment that “Larry Bird was overrated because he was white in a league full of black players...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,210 reads 63 comments

  12. Have You Ever Lost Your Grip Because of Sports?

    Sports make people do weird things. Or maybe some people are already weird, and sports simply serve as the outlet for their weirdness...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 252 reads 48 comments

  13. The NCAA's Toothless Punishment Of Memphis

    The great success of the Memphis Tigers during the 2007-08 season has been erased from the record books, but it's not like Back to the Future (sorry for the 1985 reference) where the very existence of Alex P...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 522 reads 16 comments

  14. Ben Roethlisberger Beats Shaquille O'Neal in H-O-R-S-E on Shaq Versus

    Also seen at Protect the Paint At the 16-minute mark of the premiere of Shaq Versus, I hit the "Guide" button on my remote to see how long this show was. An hour? This takes an hour? Forty-four more minutes of this didn't seem possible...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,505 reads 17 comments

  15. Don't Believe The Michael Vick "Second Chance" Spin

    And they said he couldn’t be coached.I didn't see that at all on Sunday night's 60 Minutes interview with James Brown...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 31 comments

  16. If Magic Didn't Retire Early, Would MJ Still Be The Best?

    Also seen at Protect the Paint Earvin Magic Johnson just celebrated his 50th birthday and is widely regarded historically as one of the NBA's best ever...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,857 reads 92 comments

  17. Jeremy Tyler: Top Pick Of The 2011 NBA Draft or Korleone Young?

    Kevin Garnett, in 1995, was the first of this era of players who made the jump straight from high school to the NBA, but he was not the first ever. A guy called Reggie Harding from Detroit was the first way back in 1962...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 417 reads 26 comments

  18. Were You Going to Go to Michael Vick Day?

    The “Michael Vick Community Celebration” has been postponed.And I was going to bring my dog. Maybe Vick could have autographed her Vick Dog Chew Toy...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 193 reads 26 comments

  19. SportsCenter Crosses the Cross-Promotion Line

    After what I saw Sunday night, I wish I could make the bold statement, "I will never watch SportsCenter again," but I'm pretty sure it would end up being a lie...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 282 reads 27 comments

  20. The 103 Who Tested Positive For Steroids In 2003?

    Without naming names, this list of 103 names was produced Friday night by a reporter in the press box at AT&T Park in San Francisco during Cliff Lee's victorious debut as a Phillie...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 2,906 reads 55 comments

  21. Kobe Bryant Returns from His "Worship The Swoosh" Asian Tour

      Was Kobe’s week on the other side of the world for anything other than proselytizing the good message of the swoosh people and selling Nike gear on that large continent? At least it wasn't lauded as some great humanitarian effort...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 538 reads 13 comments

  22. Gall of Fame: The 10 Players By Position Cooperstown Has the Nerve To Omit

    Until Sunday, Jim Rice was often the first guy mentioned when discussing the best players eligible for, but not in baseball's Hall of Fame...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about almost 5 years ago 1,248 reads 59 comments

  23. LeBron James "Dunked-On" Video Breakdown

    So the LeBron James “getting posterized” cell-phone video finally hit the web. Still trying to piece together exactly who confiscated video of the event...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about 5 years ago 992 reads 10 comments

  24. Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James: A Match Made in Championship Heaven?

    Michael and Scottie, Magic and Kareem, Shaq and Kobe are tandems synonymous with winning. What about LeBron and Shaq?LeBron James, the guy who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated ...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about 5 years ago 970 reads 23 comments

  25. The Media Loves Dead Pop Stars, Dead Pitchmen, and Tracy McGrady

    Tracy McGrady. The guy known for playoff futility, the inability to stay healthy, and for a tremendous aversion to playing defense is in the news for, of all things, changing uniform numbers...

    Patrick Mauro Written by Patrick Mauro about 5 years ago 38 reads 17 comments