1. NFL's Top Bounty Hunter and the Misleading Audiotape

    I listened to the audio the other day of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams exhorting his players to hurt and maim key members of the San Francisco 49ers offense...

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  2. Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks: The NBA's Best Story in Years

    I’ ve got to tell you, until last week, I knew nothing at all about the New York Knicks ’ Jeremy Lin. But then again, I wasn’t alone—none of you knew anything about him either...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 2 years ago 1,099 reads 2 comments

  3. Jeff Fisher: The Misguided Fascination with the Former Tennessee Titans Coach

    According to news reports, former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is being wined and dined by a multitude of NFL teams in search of a new coach. Fisher has reportedly sat down with decision makers in Miami and is now on his way to St...

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  4. NFL Quarterbacks Break Records but Have Passing Stats Become Meaningless?

    No question, the 2011 NFL season will be remembered as the year of the quarterback. More NFL passers set team or league records this season than at any other time in league history...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 2 years ago 1,360 reads 3 comments

  5. Indianapolis Colts Win Again: Are They Losing Luck or Shedding Bad Karma?

    I thought hard about one of sport's most meaningful quotes as I watched the Indianapolis Colts ' improbable last second victory Thursday night over the Houston Texans ...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 375 reads 0 comments

  6. NBA Commissioner David Stern: Is It Time for Him to Step Down?

    There was a time—a long time in fact—when David Stern was easily the smartest and best commissioner in sports...

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  7. 2012 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Would Be Improved by Picking Robert Griffin III

    Let's take the Indianapolis Colts off the table. It appears that it would take a complete change of heart for the Colts to select Robert Griffin III...

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  8. Indiana Upsets Kentucky: Once Great Program Re-Emerges

    Christian Watford’s game-winning three-pointer against No. 1 Kentucky was reminiscent of the last time Indiana University won a national championship—nearly 25 years ago against Syracuse...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 1,555 reads 3 comments

  9. NBA Labor Deal Ratified, but Start of New Season Suggests Old Habits Die Hard

    Despite a new labor agreement, just ratified by owners and players , it appears the NBA has still not figured out that it is not in the league’s best interests to continue to promote stars over teams...

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  10. Tiger Woods Finally Wins Again: Let's Not Get Too Excited

    Count me among those not very excited about Tiger Woods finally winning another golf tournament. OK, it is news, good news, and Tiger was pumping his fist at the end, with a winning birdie put—like the Tiger of old...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 555 reads 3 comments

  11. Robert Griffin III and Montee Ball: Will Heisman Trophy Voters Respect Them?

    Less than a week remains before college football’s most prestigious prize, the Heisman Trophy , is awarded. I just hope that the Heisman voters do the right thing...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 1,467 reads 4 comments

  12. Tim Tebow Transforms Denver Broncos into Playoff Contenders

    With Sunday’s overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers , the Denver Broncos are now 5 – 1 this season with Tim Tebow leading the way and are now legitimately in the hunt for a playoff spot...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 159 reads 0 comments

  13. Ndamukong Suh Crosses the Line: Will He Be Suspended?

    Football can be a brutal game. We expect the violence, and most of the time we even appreciate it. But even with football there is a line that should never be crossed...

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  14. Tim Tebow Goes Old School and Wins Again

    Okay, I admit it – Tim Tebow still has a long way to go to become an efficient passer. But you’ve got to admit that he’s a winner...

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  15. The Most Important Teaching Moments of the Penn State Scandal

    For nearly a week, I have been thinking about the plight of vulnerable children, Penn State University, and the firing of Joe Paterno —struggling with the complexity of this story and trying to find the right words to express myself...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  16. Joe Frazier: Curtain Call for a Champion

    Perhaps in death Joe Frazier will finally get his due. The former heavyweight champion of the world, who died at age 67 from liver cancer on Monday, will always be linked to his ...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 271 reads 0 comments

  17. Russell Wilson: Is He College Football's Best Quarterback?

    I got another chance to see University of Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson on Saturday. He starred in the Badger’s 62-17 drubbing of Purdue. Wilson continues to pass my “eyeball-test...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about almost 3 years ago 2,066 reads 4 comments

  18. Peyton Manning: Can He Come Back or Do the Indianapolis Colts Want to Luck Out?

    It has been a charmed decade for the Indianapolis Colts , the NFL ’s winningest team during that stretch, but fortunes can change in an instant. This is one of those times...

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  19. NBA Lockout: More Complicated Than It Seems

    At first glance, its pretty easy to understand why the NBA owners resorted to a lockout. They want to find a way to protect themselves from their own actions...

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  20. Babe Didrikson-Zaharias at 100: The Greatest Babe in Sports

    Years ago, there were two great sports “Babes,” the most prominent was George Herman “Babe” Ruth, arguably the greatest baseball player of all-time...

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  21. 2011 U.S. Open Golf: Rory McIlroy Earns Redemption in Dominating Fashion

    Two months ago the world seemed to collapse on golf’s emerging prodigy, Rory McIlroy . The 22-year old folded under the pressure of a final-day lead to shoot a horrific 80...

    David Burnett Written by David Burnett about over 3 years ago 482 reads 1 comments

  22. NBA Finals 2011: Time to Give the Dallas Mavericks the Credit They Deserve

    The Dallas Mavericks won Game 5 Thursday night, which means possibly two more games remain in the NBA Finals...

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  23. NBA Finals: The Mysteriously Shrinking LeBron James

    After Game 3, a Miami victory, a reporter impertinently asked LeBron James why he seemed to be shrinking during the game's most critical moments. The question then seemed out of bounds and nearly irresponsible...

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  24. Shaquille O'Neal Calls It Quits: What Is His Legacy?

    After 19 seasons, Shaquille O’Neal, aka Shaq, left the game of basketball doing it his way. He announced his retirement with a 15-second clip on the Internet...

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  25. NBA Finals: LeBron James vs. Dirk Nowitzki Evokes Memories of Legendary Rivalry

    The 2011 NBA Finals , which tipoff tonight, will feature the Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks, the two teams that through three playoff rounds have clearly proven to be the best in the world this year...

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